Progesteronic Foods & Herbs List: An Ayurveda Perspective
Progesteronic Ingredients Progesteronic Herbs & Supplements
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON PROGESTERONICProgeserone is the pregnancy hormone. It raises body temperature (Pitta), and suppresses menstruation. It is generally more extroverted.
Raises progesterone levels. Helps with delayed menstruation. Signs of progesterone deficiency include loss of self-esteem, withdrawal tendencies, painful, swollen, or lumpy breasts (due to estrogen dominance), fatigue. Progesterone tempers estrogen which is why progesterone deficiency mimics estrogen dominance.
Progesterone relaxes muscles and ligaments (to open hips for childbirth). It raises temperature (Pitta).
Progesterone is released after ovulation. Just after ovulation, the woman should see a rise in basal body temperature for 12-14 days. If the temperature drops before then, it signals a deficiency of progesterone. Progesterone stops estrogen from thickening the endometrium, and instead causes many crypts and invaginations, preparing the uterine wall for implantation of a fertilized egg.
Progesterone is considered to be Kidney Yang in TCM. To correct the deficiency, nourish blood and warmth, in addition to progesteronic herbs.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE-HEALTH
HELPFUL FOR*'Progesteronic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / AGGRAVATES / IS AGGRAVATED BY*'Progesteronic' may aggravate, or be aggravated by, these symptoms and causes below.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.