Herbs for Menopause Relief
Herbs for Menopause Relief are common and used by 1000's of women over the age of 50 who are experiencing symptoms associated with Menopause.
Current medical treatment of Menopause includes hormone therapy, and some women do not wish to go this route, but would like to ease some of the symptoms.
The reason herbs can sometimes replace hormone therapy is that some herbs contain Phytoestrogens. These Phytoestrogens are the plant equivalant of estrogen. One of the reasons women experience menopause is the reduction or loss of estrogen in their bodies.
We have put together a list of some of the common herbs used to treat Menopause. Most of these herbs can be incorporated into your favorite herbal teas for ease of consumption and quick absorption by the body.
Herbs for Menopause Symptoms
- Black Cohosh - Black Cohosh has been used for 1000's of years to treat both menstrual cramps and Menopause. Scientific studies show Black Cohosh to be effective for not only hot flashes but for vaginal atrophy associated with Menopause. It is the most second most popular menopausal treatment in Germany, next to hormone therapy.
- Chasteberry - The berries of the Chasteberry plant have long been used to treat menopause. Chasteberry has an effect on the pituitary gland and can ease hot flashes associated with Menopause.
- Dong Quai - Dong Quai is rich in phytoestregens. Dong Quai is also a uterine tonic and effective in treating hot flashes. It is often combined with other herbs in a Menopause Herbal Tea.
- Licorice - Licorice has the ability to promote increased estrogen levels in the body when estrogen is running low in our systems. It is also useful in treating hot flashes and is usually combined with Donq Quai in herbal tea remedies.
Caution: Before introducing any herbal remedies to your body, consult with your medical practitioner.
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