Adaptogens are a unique class of healing plants that "meet you where you are" --they can help promote hormonal balance and protection from the effects of raised cortisol levels caused by everyone's favorite thing: STRESS.
I have tried them all at different times. You may have heard of some: maca, astragalus, Asian ginseng, rhodiola. I look forward to sharing more with you about ALL of these! For now, I'll mention one of my personal regulars, which is always a favorite in Ayurvedic medicine: ashwaganda.
Ashwagandha has been shown to lower the hormones that disrupt endocrine function and prompt premature aging. Some people also report positive effects in dealing with anxiety, depression, and systems of menopause. Try it out and see what it does for you!