Both men and women are affected by hormonal imbalance. Symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, mood swings and fertility problems. When hormone imbalances in the body are left untreated, they can lead to diseases such as cancer or diabetes.
Here are seven essential oils for hormone imbalance:
1. Thyme Oil
Research has shown that thyme essential oil has beneficial progesterone-balancing effects. It benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Many man and women are low in progesterone. Low levels have been linked to infertility, PCOS and depression, as well as other hormone imbalances in the body.
2. Clary Sage Oil
A 2014 study found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36%,while improving thyroid hormone levels. Researchers stated that “clary sage oil had a statistically significant effect on lowering cortisol and had an anti-depressant effect improving mood.”