Scientific Name:Glycine max
About this Herb:Soy is a plant in the pea family. The high-protein seeds, soybeans, contain isoflavons that are similar to the female hormone estrogen. Common in Asian diets for thousands of years it is now found in American diets as a food or food additive.
Common Names:Soy, Tofu
Uses:Soy is used to treat menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, memory problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Applications:Capsule: Take as directed on package.
Eating: Soybeans can be cooked and eaten or used to make tofu, soy milk, and other foods.