Herbal Alfalfa may process an estrogenic effect for the treatment of estrogen deficient diseases and symptoms, some studies found.
The estrogenic effect is an action which stimulates the production of the hormone estrogen in case of deficiency.
Menopause symptoms is a set of symptoms caused by the gradual decline of levels of estrogen and progesterone due to aging loss menstrual period in women.
The reproductive tract, the urinary tract, the heart and blood vessels, bones, breasts, skin, hair, mucous membranes, pelvic muscles normally regulated by hormone estrogen also are affected by the decline levels of the hormone.
Four extracts exerted estrogenic activity also act as estrogen agonists.
Alfalfa is a flowering plant in the genus Medicago, belonging to the family Fabaceae.
The herbal plant has been cultivated all over the world as hay for cattle feeding.
The leaves, sprouts, and seeds to make medicine has been used in traditional medicine over thousands of year to treat high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, enhance digestive system, bleeding disorder, kidney, and urinary tract infection, etc.
North America aboriginal has used Alfalfa seed as food, such as making bread and mush.
The chemical constituents of alfalfa include flavones, isoflavones, sterols, Bichanin A, Coumestrol Diadzein, Formonetin, Genistein, and coumarin derivatives, etc.
A study to determine whether estrogenic botanical supplement (EBS) use influences breast cancer survivors' health-related outcomes.was conducted by the research team at the Beckman Research Institute.
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(1) Drug-induced lupus: an update by Vasoo S.(PubMed)
(2) Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study report by Ma H, Sullivan-Halley J, Smith AW, Neuhouser ML, Alfano CM, Meeske K, George SM, McTiernan A, McKean-Cowdin R, Baumgartner KB, Ballard-Barbash R, Bernstein L.(PubMed)
(3) Proliferative and anti-proliferative effects of dietary levels of phytoestrogens in rat pituitary GH3/B6/F10 cells - the involvement of rapidly activated kinases and caspases by Jeng YJ, Watson CS.(PubMed)