Herbal Remedies for Menopause
Herbal remedies for menopause have been found to be of more
use to a woman experiencing menopause in comparison to hormonal replacement
There are a great many herbal remedies for menopause which
act effectively including black cohosh, damiana, natural progesterone cream,
dong quai and motherwort tea just to name but a few. More details on this
later. First let’s delve into defining menopause.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a period in a woman’s life when her body
experiences significant and fluctuating hormonal changes. This period normally
occurs around the ages of 45 to 50 years of age on average. During this period,
the menstruation cycle stops which results in some stress on the body. While
many women do suffer some form of discomfort for a year or two, only a few
experience severe problems if any.
Why Does it Occur?
Menopause is natural and is important cycle to go through. The
reason why menopause occurs is to stop pregnancy of the women and consequently
giving birth. This is important because both pregnancy and menopause can cause
tremendous stress to a woman and her body at this age and beyond.
Thus, it is not an illness rather, it is a preventive and
protective natural bodily function in women.
What are the Symptoms of Menopause?
Menopause symptoms are many and wide ranging. However, not
all women experience the same symptoms. The symptoms that each individual
suffers from is different from the next woman and is dependent on several
factors including lifestyle habits, nutrition and eating habits as well as the
body of the individual.
The Symptoms that are typical cured by herbal remedies for menopause include:
- More or less bleeding
- Vaginal dryness which makes it uncomfortable
- Shorter or longer cycles.
- Body aches and pains.
- Hot flashes which offset waves of heat and a lot
of sweating. Night sweats are also a common symptom.
- Heart palpitations
- A lack of sexual interest
- Mood swings and irritability
What Causes Menopause?
Menopause occurs when the woman’s body stops producing the
hormones that facilitate ovulation and fertility. That is, the ovaries which
are the production center for the hormones and which release eggs for ovulation
(and thus allow for fertility), stop doing so.
Just before this period begins, a woman may experience
longer periods of menstruation or longer periods between menstruation occurs.
This is a result of hormonal increase and decrease and it is perfectly normal.
Herbal Remedies for Menopause and Its Symptoms
- Motherwort Tea is an effective remedy that aids
in the reduction of anxiety and tension. Due to the fact that it is a cardiac
tonic and is antispasmodic, it also relieves palpitations. It is best taken as
- To counter the fluctuations of hormonal
functions and changes that are occurring in the body, the Chaste Tree works
wonders. It should be taken each morning as 10 drops of tincture in water.
Alternatively, you can take a 400 mg powder capsule.
- Black Cohosh can be considered an all action
herbal remedy for menopause as it has the capability of dealing with most
symptoms within the period of a month!
- In place of synthetic treatment creams, use
natural progesterone creams. They are effective in dealing with most symptoms.
In addition, they have other benefits such as the protection from breast
cancer, prevents fat deposits, vaginal dryness, reverses osteoporosis, urinary
bladder infections and occurrence of ovarian cysts.
- To deal with fatigue (both mental as well as
physical), the Sarsaparilla root is efficient. Boil 2 tablespoons of it in 2
cups of water for 25 minutes and drink two times a day.
- Take 2 capsules of dong quai 2/3 times a day
after meals in order to balance estrogen levels in the body. Do this for 4
weeks and follow up with ginseng for 2 weeks. This process should be repeated
as long as possible, preferably approximately 2 years.
- Gotu Kola tea, Raspberry leaves tea, fennel sage
tea and damiana tea also are very effective in maintaining estrogen levels/
These teas should be taken all through the day.
- Drink the Licorice root as tea on a daily basis
as it’s an efficient remedy due to its anti-inflammatory properties and
addressing adrenal gland insufficiencies that arise.
- If suffering from constant hot flashes, apply
natural progression cream when they begin for at least 15 minutes until the hot
- It is also important to maintain healthy bones
during this period. Silica does the trick here. Take a tablespoon of horsetail
juice thrice every day.
- In the case that you are suffering from mental
and physical exhaustion, take 3 capsules of Damiana after every meal.
Herbal remedies for menopause are not only effective, but
are considered better than most options out there. However, it is very
important to maintain a positive healthy attitude both physically and
emotionally as you go through the period. This also includes watching what you
eat as a poor diet and not enough essential nutrients can aggravate symptoms.
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