Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs when a woman’s menstruate cycle and childbearing years has ended and marks the beginning of menopause. For many women that can be a good thing. Menopause can occur at age 40 or 50, but the average age is 51 in the United States. There are unpleasant symptoms, but you can use natural herbal remedies that will give you menopausal relief.
There are several menopause symptoms, but every woman will not experience every one of them, and some symptoms will be severe. Research and try the herbal remedies that will offer you menopausal relief.
Note that some natural herbal remedies can have dangerous side effects when combined with over the counter or prescribed medications. Make sure you ask questions.
Now I will share the menopausal symptoms
1. Hot Flashes/Night Sweats.
This menopausal symptom is one of the evilest one of all. It can range from mild annoyance to severe “out-of-your-mind” that you can not think. Hot flashes can come on sudden and without warning, leaving you flushed, sweaty, headache, chilled, nausea and heart racing.
Two herbs I use and recommend for hot flashes are Black Cohosh and Red Clover. Note, these herbs have the following nutrients: calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogen. I like the tea form of the herb, but you can always purchase the pill supplement form.
2. Anxiety/Stress/Insomnia/Mood Swings/Panic Attack/Weight Gain
Are very common due to hormonal imbalance during menopause. Hormones are produced by glands in the body and control bodily functions everything from hunger, sleep, to the onset of puberty and controlling the reproductive system.
There are two traditional herbs to use to control these symptoms: Ginseng and Kava.
Other things that may provide relief for menopausal symptoms and maintain your overall health are Vitamins A, D and B Complex, Calcium, Evening Primrose Oil, Wild Yam, Licorice, Maca and St. Johns Wort.
Other things you can do to help alleviate the menopausal symptoms is to reduce or to eliminate caffeine, exercise on a regular basis, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and to set aside time daily to relax.
The information I shared is what has helped me. I am not a doctor so before you start taking any herbal supplements of any kind make sure you discuss with your doctor.
Reminder: the information I post is based on my life experience and is informational. Do your research!
“Life Is Only What You Make It”
Vernessie M. Joseph-Burbank