Chestnut Herbal School

phytoestrogens in food

Phytoestrogens

Estrogens are a group of steroid hormones that function as the primary female reproductive messengers.ย  Estrogen has its etymological roots in the Anglo-Saxon goddess of fertility Oestre, and can be broken down as follows: from estrus (period of fertility for female mammals) + gen (to generate). There are three types of estrogens known: Estradiol– the […]