For men: Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men)
Methanol Extract Prunella Vulgaris
60 x 500 mg capsules
Estrogens are steroid hormones with a variety of functions in many target tissues. While essential for reproductive function, the effects of estrogen can be detrimental or support abnormal cell growth and/or differentiation. The actions of unopposed estrogen or estrogen in the face of progesterone (P) resistance can promote various gynecologic disorders, including endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, and cancer. Understanding the role of estrogen and other sex steroids will likely lead to an improved understanding of hormone-dependent diseases and their treatments. Collins et al., (2009) investigated the botanical herb Prunella vulgaris (PV) and found that extracts of this plant have antiestrogenic activities, the mechanism(s) of which they probe in a study using both cellular and in vivo models of estrogen action. PV exhibits significant antiestrogenic properties, both in vitro and in vivo. This activity is likely due to the ability of PV-activated aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) to interfere with estrogen. This herb may be useful as an adjunct for the treatment of estrogen-dependent processes like endometriosis and breast and uterine cancers.
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