skip to Main Content

Natural Plant Oestrogens – Coumestrol

There are over 300 plants that have oestrogens in them and if they are consumed regularly enough they can have a mild effect on women. The most potent of the plant oestrogens is Coumestrol even though it is about 200 times weaker than human oestrogen.

Because the plant oestrogens have such a mild effect the side effects found with conventional HRT should be avoided. Coumestrol can be found in alfalfa and red clover and can be taken either as tea or sprouted. The seeds must be obtained from a reputable herbalist or health food shop.

Advertisement

Other good sources natural oestrogens are soya beans, soya bean sprouts and crushed linseeds. To vary the diet try to include good helpings of apples, beets, cabbage, carrots, chick peas, cucumbers, green beans, oats, olives, parsley, potatoes. rhubarb, rice, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. There are many others but those on this list should be readily available from high street shops.

Advertisements

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Gosh, I don’t think we can answer that question for you but a nutritionist probably could.

  2. Thankyou for this information. I would like to know if soy and soya products are the same and what effect they have on calcium uptake in the body post menopause?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back To Top
%d bloggers like this: