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 therapies.

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:

  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • More or less bleeding
  • Vaginal dryness which makes it uncomfortable during sex.
  • Shorter or longer cycles.
  • Headaches
  • 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
  • Nervousness
  • Depression

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

  1. 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 tea.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. If suffering from constant hot flashes, apply natural progression cream when they begin for at least 15 minutes until the hot flashes subside.
  10. 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.
  11. In the case that you are suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, take 3 capsules of Damiana after every meal.

In Conclusion....

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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