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Plant extracts that act in the body like weak estrogens.
Synonym(s): phyto-oestrogens.
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Compounds found in plants that can mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.
Mentioned in: Premenstrual Syndrome
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(38p4) Photoestrogens and natural progesterone from plant phytosterols made available as creams, lozenges, capsules, oils, DHEA, melatonin or pregnenolone are suggested as aids in menopausal symptoms including menorrhagia.