Hormonal Balance

Symptoms and conditions caused by hormone imblance are becoming increasingly common and often very hard to treat conventionally. They can cause a wide range of symptoms from anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, blood sugar imblances and even digestive issues.

Homones work in a complex orchestra and often if one hormone is out of balance this will effect other hormones and knock the whole system out of balance.

I specialize in working in the field of hormonal health using medicinal herbs and nutrition taking an integrated and functional approach.

With the right expert support, a targeted combination of herbs can be really effective and I have had lots of  experience in this area treating many women sucessfully and helping them get back on track to good health.

This includes conditions and symptoms such as:

  • Estrogen excess conditions, such as fibroids, ovarian cysts and PMS.
  • Peri menopause and the Menopausal transition.
  • Managing Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with herbs and nutrition.
  • Hormonal acne and skin conditions.
  • Fertility challenges, pre and post support for IVF treatment
  • Supporting the body during prolonged stress and adrenal issues.
  • PMT symptoms.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Heavy periods.
  • Sub clinical thyroid issues.
  • Low libido.
  • Fatugue
  • Gut imbalances, the estrobolome ( the beneficial bacteria connected to the metabolism of our hormones,is SO important. .If gut health is out of balance it is very likely that so will our hormones)

Hormonal Balance 1

Chaste tree (Vitex agnus castus) can help improves progesterone levels by inhibiting prolactin.One of my best herbs for estrogen excess caused by low progesterone.

Hormonal Balance 2

Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)- a great support for some women with hormone imbalances….but not all. Thats why professional herbalist support can be so useful and effective, we are trained to degree level in the specifics of herbs and how they work. I have years of experience and can support you find the best herbal treatment.


You can email me directly on sararooneyherbalist@gmail.com or call 0791 9922533 if you would like further information or a chat to discuss how herbs can help manage hormonal symptoms.


  • T from West Sussexinfertility,IBS,

    I came to Sara as I was struggling with infertility and IBS. After one month of taking the herbs, I fell pregnant. My IBS symptoms have also reduced by 70%. Thank you, Sara!

  • Alison, yoga teacher and mum of 4
    I’m feeling really well at the moment and just thought today how much more energy I seem to have despite a really busy few weeks.
    Sleep has improved but is still top of my NY intentions but my caffeine curfew and ashwaganda capsules (when needed) have definitely helped.
    Touch wood, I have avoided any coughs or colds though am surrounded by bugs of all sorts at the moment so my mix of tonic and supplements seem to be doing the job!
    All in all, I’m so grateful to you as have felt a total shift in mood, attitude to food (I’ve almost lost a stone so far) and energy/immunity levels. Thanks so much.
  • Laura, Bristolskin,acne,herbs,herbalmedicine,hormonalace
    I would like to express my deep gratitude for all your help, kindness and support over the last 6 months. Meeting you on the health retreat for women and your herbal remedies have been life changing for me. I have struggled with acne most of life, and within only 3 months I cant believe the difference the herbs have had on my skin. Now 6 months on and my face is pretty much clear of acne.
    I have learnt so much from you about natural healing. Your professionalism, kindness and concern is unsurpassed. Thank you
  • Lou, Nutritional therapist

    I'm really enjoying those herbs. Very tonifying...And the red skin patches have gone... and somebody commented on how good my skin looks!! I'm feeling strengthened by the herbs...Thanks Sara!

  • Desi, from London diagnosed with PCOSpcos

    I've had PCOS for over 4 years and showed most of the symptoms, including irregular periods and acne prone skin. From my first appointment with Sara, I was put on a healthy diet and began taking herbs, which were tailored to my symptoms. Only after a few months of treatment, I already started to see changes - my periods regulated, my skin began to clear up, I felt a lot more energetic than I had in a long time. Sara was very professional with everything and gave very clear instructions on the diet and taking the medicine. I would definitely recommend Sara. Her treatment helped to greatly reduce my PCOS and a year later I no longer need to take anything for it

  • Caro from the US

    I wanted to send a note to say thank you for your excellent article in the Herbarium.  I personally have been using your recommended formula for fatigue/sweats/low mood.  So pleased to report that it works tremendously well for me!I look forward to reading your future articles with great pleasure.

  • Eleni (3 years) by Eleni’s Mum, HelenEleni (3 years) by Eleni’s Mum, Helen
    Well there has been a marked improvement in Eleni, she is happier, brighter, sleeping and eating well... It has been incredible and so heartening to see.
    Thank you so much!
  • Guy LGuy L

    I had been diagnosed with hypertension 12 years ago. My GP put me on some diuretics which worked well for the last 10 years but for the last 2 years my BP has been creeping up. My GP was keen to get me on the next treatment option on the ladder as prescribed by the NHS. I decided that this is not what I wanted so I changed my lifestyle completely and upped my exercise. This had an effect but my BP but it still fluctuated a lot. I arranged to see Sara. I now take one tincture three times daily and my GP can not believe the changes. The last time I had my BP taken at the clinic it was 124/77. Thank you Sara!

  • Naomi CNaomi CVia Twitter

    Since drinking the magic potion from Sara @ - my skin is feeling so clear…

  • I went to see Sara as I had hormonal problems resulting in heavy and painful periods with substantial pre-menstrual tension, low mood and low energy levels. She  prescribed herbal medicines to help regulate my hormones. I now have lots more energy, more concentration and focus and my mood is much improved. My periods are now manageable without copious amounts of over-the-counter painkillers, and my body feels like it is functioning much better. I highly recommend Sara, both from my personal experience of her treatment, and as a Registered Osteopath myself I professionally refer my own patients to her for herbal medicine when required.

  • Nuala. SNuala. S

    I have been successfully treated by Sara for the adrenal fatigue that I was severely compromised by in the last year. Her methodical approach to finding the 'right' herbs has supported me to return to full health and vitality. As well as her expertise and professionalism in the field of Medical Herbalism, I can also vouch for her exceptionally kind, generous and empathic nature. She is a person that works from the 'heart', and this adds an added dimension of depth to her practice. Thank you Sara, it truly was a blessing to have you in my life.