A Review on Herbs with Esterogenic Activity
60 million women in India all above the age of 55 years, with women living longer than before, a majority would spend 1 3 of their life in the post menopausal stages. The health problems cropping up during this period and related to estrogen deficiency of menopause are several decades to identify effective and safe substances for estrogen regulation. This approach proved to be a good alternative to synthetic drugs as the chemicals of plant origin have limited side effects. Various medicinal plants extracts were investigated for their estrogenic activity in animal models. This review presents update information gathered on scientifically screened medicinal plants used for estrogenic activity in females. This review provides the information on botanical name along with their family, parts used, chemical constituents and their estrogenic activity on target organ.
Estrogenic activity, menopause, medicinal plants, hormone replacement therapy
G. Rathiga | M. Mohammed Fharook