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Adrenal insufficiency is common among CFS and FM patients, and is especially an issue for menopausal women. During menopause, it is important to keep the adrenal glands in a healthy state, because by the time a woman reaches menopause, she relies on her adrenals for a backup supply of estrogen. Strong adrenal glands encourage a more balanced menopause. Herbs that help support adrenals in their job of building estrogen include Siberian ginseng, American ginseng, and the Chinese herbs rehmannia and ligustrum. You can find these herbs in tea and in supplement form.
(Source: Herbs for Health: Being Well the Natural Way Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)