When going through menopause, you are bound to have hot flashes, mood swings and a lot of other bodily issues which might seem difficult. For women, there is no avoiding this dreadful stage of life. However, you have to go through them all the same.
This is why we have brought some herbs to you which can make your life a little easier during this time. There is no “cure” for menopause because it is a natural bodily reaction. However, you can cure the symptoms to a certain extent. Your friends and family will be happy to not bear your mood swings and you will feel balanced too.
Just try these few menopause herbs to feel the difference:
- Black Cohosh
Black cohosh is found in North America and is a member of the buttercup family. It is called by other names such as rattleweed and bugwort and snakeroot. Usually this plant is avoided by insects but when consumed by a female, it has hormone like actions. This is why this plant is often used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women mainly in treatment of mood swings. This is why it should strictly not be used by women who are under 18 or who are pregnant or breast feeding. Also, women who have estrogen related tumors should avoid it. But if you don’t have any of these and you are a woman in your menopause then this is for you.
Sage is known by many for a number of different uses. However few know that it is also one of the most popular menopause herbs. It also has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties which make it work well against sore throats. You have to simply gargle with it to see the effects in case of sore throats. But since we are talking about menopause here, it also helps in getting rid of the night sweats and the hot flashes. You will feel a lot comfortable with it.
Also, Sage has got its name from wisdom because it also helps in keeping your memory intact. So if your menopause is causing you to remember things less, this herb will make sure you don’t have that problem.
Valerian is another herb that is used for treating menopausal symptoms. It is helpful in treating the sleeping disorders caused by anxiety also. It helps you in getting good sleep and unlike sleeping pills will not leave you with grogginess the night after that when you wake up.
- Agnus Castus
Also known as chasteberry, monk’s berry and Vitex, is one of the menopause herbs used for the balancing the hormones. It helps with breasts tenderness, menstrual cramps and mood swings. If during the pre menopausal stage you have some thick bleeding, then you usually have mood swings. This herb helps you get that sorted.
- St. John’s Wort
Finally we come to St. John’s Wort which is used for the treatment of depression. Many women have a hard time accepting the changes during this period, this herb can help coming to terms with that.