Would this work?
You do not have to take as much herbs as me... (Tweek to you.. I'm only basing on my own body)
FG, blessed thistle, saw pat, fennel seeds... all through your cycle[.] When you hit your time of the month[,] you move on to this[:] PM, goat rue, maybe maca, or fg, if you[']r[e] oestrogen dominant[,] and want to keep it in check.
In my experience[,] it started off taking after my peird[sic,] then I got moodswings[.] I assumed it was the estrogen...
After lots of study, I don't recommend the main part of this herb schedule.
Thistles should only be limited to secretory phase. Fennel should be limited only to proliferative phase. Fenugreek shouldn't be used for mid proliferative phase. Saw palmetto use should be limited.
That part about time of phase is vague, but that part of the herb schedule would most be suited to secretory phase only. It lacks one herb. I haven't investigated goat's rue yet, but secretory would be the best time of use for it for its galactogogue properties. Fenugreek's use should be limited and varied during secretory.
Read the latest program blogs, especially those about hirsutism. These latest program blogs should be used instead, and are expected to work more consistently for more people.
The herb schedule is also evolving, and gradually being optimized.
If you have hirsutism, [have had alopecia,] low body fat, or [have had] an estrogen imbalance, I [don't] recommend this herb schedule.
Pueraria (mirifica) by itself will cause body hair and limited breast growth during menstruation. In theory, fenugreek could possibly reduce its effect on increasing body hair. Goat's rue is a galactogogue, which affects receptors in the breasts.
Maca is only there to provide additional nutrition during menstruation, when nutrition is being lost. It appears to work without problems. Other adaptogens are not recommended during menstruation, as they've increased estrogen receptor sensitivity in the face of testosterone or DHT, which increased negative or androgenic symptoms.
Saw palmetto is unlikely to work when there is estrogen deficiency or low body fat. It is not expected to work for menstruation, where it wasn't in her program there anyway, and early proliferative phase. Capsules of saw palmetto typically contain high doses. Spearmint in minimal amounts is a better replacement, because of its properties, convenience of low dosages and proven results, so it can be used throughout the cycle.
Fenugreek, blessed thistle, saw palmetto and fennel can be used together during mid secretory phase.
For secretory phase, more herb combinations work, but those proportions may need to be refined. Herb program anon03 has [an] herb combination that ha[s] worked for proliferative phase. To expect similar results, all herbs must be included as in that example.