How Do Metabolic and Endocrine Herbals Work?

Reviewed on 10/20/2021

How Do Metabolic and Endocrine Herbals Work?

Metabolic and endocrine herbals are herbal supplements used for treating disorders related to metabolism and hormones. 

The active constituents in metabolic and endocrine herbals may work by:

  • Providing nutritional support to the targeted gland
  • Exerting direct effects on the targeted gland cells
  • Stimulating insulin production to decrease glucose levels in the body
  • Increasing production of beneficial hormones such as testosterone and estrogen and decreasing the effect of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Interfering with fat production to lower cholesterol levels in the body
  • Slowing or inhibiting intestinal absorption of glucose and cholesterol

How Are Metabolic and Endocrine Herbals Used?

Metabolic and endocrine herbals are used for treating:

What Are Side Effects of Metabolic and Endocrine Herbals?

Although most metabolic and endocrine herbals are safe, some of them may occasionally cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

What Are Names of Metabolic and Endocrine Herbals?

Generic and brand names of metabolic and endocrine herbals include:

  • Adrenal extract
  • Aortic glycosaminoglycans (GAGS)
  • Asclepias geminate
  • Balsam apple
  • Balsam pear
  • Barbary pear
  • Batavia cassia
  • Batavia cinnamon
  • Birdsfoot
  • Bitter apple
  • Bitter cucumber
  • Bitter gourd
  • Bitter melon
  • Bockshornsam
  • Bugleweed
  • Cactus pear
  • Cassia aromaticum
  • Ceylon cinnamon
  • Chilbe
  • Chinese cinnamon
  • Chitin
  • Chitosan
  • Chitosan ascorbate
  • Cinnamomum sp
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon cassia
  • Deacetylated chitin biopolymer
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone, herbal
  • DHEA, herbal
  • Fenugreek
  • Foenugraeci semen
  • Garcinia
  • Glandular products
  • Greek hay
  • Griechische heusamen
  • Gurmar
  • Gurmarbooti
  • Gymnema
  • Gymnema Sylvestre
  • Gypsywort
  • Hu lu ba
  • Indian fig
  • Indian pear
  • Karela
  • L-lysine
  • Lakwa
  • Liver extract
  • Lycopus
  • Lysine
  • Lysine monohydrochloride
  • Margose
  • Merasingi
  • Meshavalli
  • Methi
  • Momordica charantia
  • N,O-sulfated chitosan
  • N-carboxybutyl chitosan
  • NADH
  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
  • Nopal
  • O-sulfated N-acetylchitosan
  • Opuntia ficus indica
  • Padang cassia
  • Panang cinnamon
  • Pancreatic extract
  • Periploca of the woods
  • Prasterone, herbal
  • Prickly pear
  • Saigon cassia
  • Saigon cinnamon
  • Sirukurinja
  • Small Indian ipecac
  • Spleen extract
  • Stevia
  • Stevia rebaudiana
  • Sulfated N-carboxymethylchitosan
  • Sulfated O-carboxymethylchitosan
  • Thymus extract
  • Thyroid extract
  • Trigonella foenum graecum
  • Virginia bugleweed
  • Water horehound
  • Wild cucumber
  • Wolfstrappkraut


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