Pueraria Mirifica is a plant that grows and is commonly found in the Northern and North-Eastern parts of Thailand and Myanmar. The plant is also found in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. Another name for the Pueraria Mirifica is white Kwao Krua or white Krao Krua.
For many decades the roots of Pueraria Mirifica have been used in traditional medicine to boost and restore youthfulness in women and men. Certain plant compounds found in the Pueraria Mirifica roots contain phytoestrogens, which means they have and mimic estrogen-like effects.
Due to the available estrogen-like effects, the plant is used to treat several women’s symptoms that we will explore here.
The research into the use of Pueraria Mirifica has yielded results, though limited. One research study revealed that the plant is beneficial in remedying common menopausal symptoms in women.
A lot of women develop fear around menopause due to the risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis mostly develops when brittle bones in the body break and don’t nearly heal quickly.
When menopause occurs, estrogen levels in the body reduce, leading to frequent and uncomfortable symptoms. Taking supplements made from Pueraria Mirifica displays improvements in menopausal stage symptoms such as irritability, hot flashes, absent or irregular periods.
2. BONE DENSITY
The compounds found in Pueraria Mirifica have been shown to improve bone density. Estrogen plays an essential role in bone strength and density. Inadequate supply of estrogen in the body is a significant health worry for menopausal and postmenopausal women. The study’s carried out revealed better preservation of bone mineral density and quality of bones.
Estrogen is mainly involved in the role of bone turnover; bone turnover is the biological process where old bones are broken down and replaced with newer bones for adequate body strength. Improved bone health means the risk of getting osteoporosis reduces dramatically.
3. AIDS IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Pueraria Mirifica has been proven to improve your heart health. Decreased estrogen levels in the body may lead to poor heart health, and you face the risk of contracting severe illnesses such as increased inflammation and gaining weight. Estrogen is mainly involved in the metabolism of sugars and fats in your body.
The phytoestrogen compound in the plant has exponential effects on cholesterol levels in the body. Adequate cholesterol levels in the body help keep our arteries free from plaque, which means higher levels of cholesterol levels in our system promote better heart health
4. INCREASED BREAST SIZE AND FIRMNESS
Due to the presence of phytoestrogen compounds in Pueraria Mirifica, many have been conducted to test cell proliferation in the area of the mammary glands. A conclusive human showed an increase in breast size and firmness after the use of supplements.
5. BRAIN HEALTH
Estrogen plays a crucial role in sustaining a healthy brain, which leads to a healthy and working nervous system. Women can reap many benefits from having a healthy mind, which controls our cognitive abilities.
The estrogen-like compounds present in the herb may insulate against damage to the nervous system and brain, resulting from low estrogen levels in the body. A phytochemical compound found in the plant called Miroestrol has been shown to reduce mental decline and oxidative stress in the brain tissues that happen with increasing age.
6. ANTICANCER EFFECTS
Pueraria Mirifica has been shown to reduce the growth of tumors and cancerous cells. A few studies into the herb’s use and effects have revealed that the herb has a phytochemical (miroestrol), inhibiting breast cancer cells’ growth.