Pueraria mirifica has been used in Thailand for medicinal purposes for many years, mainly as a female hormone supplement. Pueraria mirifica is a plant found in the wild in Myanmar and Northeastern Thailand. It is also known as kwao krua. The term pueraria mirifica was coined in 1952. Today, the extract from this plant is used to make supplements.
There have been studies done to suggest that pueraria mirifica can benefit a number of health conditions:
This condition causes a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats. There was a study done in Thailand where a group of women were given a pueraria mirifica supplement for one month. At the end of the study, the subjects noticed a significant decrease in night sweats and hot flashes. In fact, many of the women started to notice an improvement within one week. Pueraria mirifica contains a compound called miroestrol. Researchers believe that this is the active constituent for alleviating menopausal symptoms.
Pueraria mirifica has been shown to increase sex drive. It can also increase vaginal moisture.
Osteoporosis is another condition that is extremely common in post-menopausal women. This condition causes the bones to become weak and brittle, which makes them more prone to breaking. Pueraria mirifica has been shown to improve skeletal health, which can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Researchers believe that the phytoestrogens in pueraria mirifica are helping fight osteoporosis. Taking Pueraria with calcium, as is recommended to aid absorption, would further help combat osteoporosis.
Pueraria mirifica is a great choice for people who want to naturally fight aging. This supplement contains flavonoids and miroestrol compounds, which have all been shown to be effective for fighting aging. A reduction in gray hair and cellulite, increased energy, improved memory and improve circulation are some of the benefits that people have reported after taking pueraria mirifica.
Women who are looking for an alternative to breast augmentation often turn to pueraria mirifica. One study has suggested that 70 percent of women who use pueraria mirifica notice an increase in their breast size. Not only does it increase breast size, but it can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Pueraria mirifica helps hydrate the skin and boost collagen production. This gives you a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion. It also helps protect against wrinkles. There was a study published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility in 2005. One group of women was asked to take an estrogen supplement while the other group was given a placebo. The results of the study showed that the women who took the estrogen supplement had fewer wrinkles than the group who took the placebo. As discussed, researchers believe that human estrogen and phytoestrogens have similar effects on the body.
Pueraria mirifica can be effective for reducing appetite, which can help you reach your goal weight.
Pueraria is widely available in the form of a capsule, liquid or powder. It can also be applied topically. For the best results, you should take this supplement along with a food or beverage that is high in calcium, such as milk, cheese, sesame seeds or almonds, as it seems calcuim helps increase the absorption of phytoestrogens, which are the main active ingredients in Pueraria and many other herbs. See also our Phytoestrogen category.
Even though pueraria mirifica is safe and natural, there are some groups of people who should not take it. Pregnant women and people who have cancer should not take this supplement. As pueraria contains phytoestrogens, it may affect periods such as delaying menstruation by making the menstrual cycle longer. This is thought to be beneficial in reducing the overall risk of hormone related cancers, but it is still worth bearing in mind as a potential side effect that you may not be expecting.