The Health Benefits of Pueraria Mirifica

May 20, 2021 3 min read 17 Comments

Pueraria mirifica is a wonderful medicinal herb with the ability to help bring hormones back into balance. It has a characteristic known as an adaptogen. It’s been known to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, for both men and women, through menopause and at other times in life.

 
Richard Passwater, PhD, is an accomplished research biochemist who has done extensive research on Pueraria mirifica in relation to both menopause and overall health. He was so interested in what he uncovered about this once unknown herb, that he dedicated a whole book to the topic: Amazing Health Benefits of the Wonder Herb Pueraria Mirifica: Eliminating menopausal symptoms and improving bone, brain, and prostate health…and much more.

This summarizes Dr. Passwater’s findings and why they are so important and relevant today.

What is Pueraria mirifica?

Pueraria mirificais a rare herb that grows in the mountains of Thailand. It is a perennial vine in the kudzu family that trails up into the rainforest canopy. The magical part of the plant, however, lives underground in the root.

The root of Pueraria mirifica has been used for thousands of years as a fermented beverage and medical plant. This plant has been called amazing, wonderful and miraculous, hence the name mirifica (miracle making)

Why is Pueraria mirifica so miraculous?
It has everything to do with the potent phytoestrogens (plant estrogens), miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol, found in the root. These phytoestrogens have nearly 3,000 times more estrogenic activity in the body when compared to soy isoflavones. In addition, these phytoestrogens are nearly bioidentical to estradiol (E2), the form of estrogen naturally produced by the ovaries.

Interestingly, the ability of the plant to produce miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol is dependent upon the high-altitude, natural growing environment in Thailand. If transplanted and cultivated elsewhere, the medicinal properties decrease.

When used as food or medicine, these potent plant estrogens activate the estrogen receptors in the body, known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). This simply means that when miroestrol and other phytoestrogens bind to the receptor, they have a modulating effect; they can either help halt detrimental estrogen activity when levels are too high or initiate beneficial estrogen activity during times of low estrogen.

SERMs are found in the bones, brain, blood vessels, skin, sex organs and other areas in the body, allowing for Pueraria mirifica to have benefits throughout the body!

Benefits of Pueraria mirifica

Because of its ability to modulate the effects of estrogen, Pueraria mirifica is most well known in relation to hormonal symptoms. Pueraria mirifica may decrease symptoms of PMS or estrogen dominance. In perimenopause and menopause, Pueraria mirifica may be recommended for:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Heart palpitations

Pueraria mirifica offers an alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women by promoting symptom reduction without side effects. Pueraria mirifica goes further by providing important health benefits and prevention, something synthetic hormones can’t do.

Studies suggest Pueraria mirifica can improve the following:

  • Bone strength
  • Risk for breast and prostate cancer
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Signs of aging, including skin and hair
  • Cholesterol and lipid balance
  • Vaginal structure and lubrication
  • Prostate function

As we can see, Pueraria mirifica certainly lives up to its miraculous name! People around the world now have access to the life-changing and rejuvenating benefits, with the same revitalizing power Thai people have benefited from for millennium.


17 Responses

Winifred
Winifred

May 31, 2021

Hi,
I leave in Uk , how do I get pueraria mirifica to buy please? Thank you

Christine Morga
Christine Morga

May 29, 2021

Hi, can I take this if I’m using the estradiol patch and taking progesterone pills at night? Thanks!

Susan Roberts
Susan Roberts

May 28, 2021

This absolutely helped me with low libido and painful sex issues. I’ve been taking it for 3 months and I wouldn’t stop taking it for anything. I also believe my hot flashes have gone down considerably.

Vanessa Peters
Vanessa Peters

May 28, 2021

I’m 60 and have not taken any HRT.
Where in South Africa can I find this.

Roe
Roe

May 28, 2021

Can I still take Pueraria Mirifica if I’m on an HRT?

Megan B. Lynch
Megan B. Lynch

May 28, 2021

Amazing
I have some questions. Been on it a couple of months.

Pamela Grimmett
Pamela Grimmett

May 28, 2021

I am post menopausal for about 8 years now. Turned 61 today! Went through the change with little to no issues. But i know find I no longer have interest in sex… will this help.

Judy
Judy

May 28, 2021

I am wondering at age 80, can one take Pueriria Manifica to get hormones balanced. I have never taken an HRT during menopause.

luz
luz

May 28, 2021

Hola, la llevo usando 2 años y es fantástica, he tenido que dejarla por un tiempo porque me cuesta que llegue a tiempo a mi país ¨Chile, y me vuelven los sofocos, pero una vez empiezo de nuevo, desaparecen, genial

diane
diane

May 28, 2021

I am currently on bi est which is compounded. This product seems to have health benefits. Can to the two be combined?

Dorothy
Dorothy

May 27, 2021

I would like his contemporary book

Janet Newman
Janet Newman

May 27, 2021

I have been taking the women’s formulation of the Pueraria mirifica for menopausal support and really feel good being on it. I have been using it for about a month now. I am on the auto ship plan, as I do feel that this benefits me physically and emotionally. Janet

Bridget Bueche
Bridget Bueche

May 27, 2021

If I am currently on bio identical estrogen patch. Can this be taken additionally or with medical consent replaced? I also take a bio identical progesterone pill
Thank you great read

Karen page
Karen page

May 27, 2021

I am in the uk can somebody please tell me where is this available I have tried everything nothing works I would love to try this thank you in advance karen

Joan Gaiser
Joan Gaiser

May 27, 2021

How can you switch to Pueraria Mirificais from taking .075 mg estradiol patch for menopause

Catherine
Catherine

May 27, 2021

Does this herb assist menopausal ladies with low lipido

MARIA HERNANDEZ
MARIA HERNANDEZ

May 27, 2021

Where can I buy it? Thank you

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