15 Fabulous Herbs for Menopause


Herbal Menopause Treatment

Herbs for MenopauseIf you are in the perimenopausal or menopausal stage of your life, you may want to consider using herbs for menopause to improve your health, relieve discomfort and enhance your vitality. Herbs benefit your body by providing nourishment, soothing frayed nerves, cooling hot flashes, and boosting energy levels.

They also provide environmentally friendly and ethically kind assistance to make this the best time of your life. Unlike harsh drugs, herbs gently but powerfully work with your body. Some herbs take a month or more to provide optimal results, but others work within minutes.

If you are making herbal teas, use four teaspoons of dried herb per four cups of water. Drink two to four cups of tea each day. Let’s look at some of the best herbs for menopause.

1. Eleuthero

Formerly known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is not in the ginseng family, however it enhances the flow of blood throughout your body. If you, like many other women, think that your memory is not quite as sharp as it used to be, the increased circulation to your brain can help. Additionally, increased blood flow to your sexual organs supports sexual satisfaction.

Euthero can also lower levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol. It will help you to cope better in response to physical, mental, and emotional stressors, eases symptoms of mild depression and supports estrogen balance.

2. Ginkgo

Like eleuthero, ginkgo improves circulation. Research shows that ginkgo supports several actions that make sex more pleasurable, enhancing levels of arousal, aiding lubrication of the vagina, intensifying orgasm, and supporting your body after sex. It also improves the circulation of your brain.

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If you are taking antidepressant medications, which are prescribed for many reasons in addition to depression, you may find that gingko relieves sexual dysfunction which those medications often cause.

3. Black Cohosh

Extensive research has been conducted on black cohosh. Most studies indicate that the herb is beneficial for women who are undergoing menopause. Black cohosh is among the most commonly employed herbal remedies used to relieve menopausal symptoms. It can reduce hot flashes and night sweats and relieve headaches and muscular aches.

However, I don’t recommend using it if you have history of breast cancer, liver disease or are allergic to salicylates. Don’t use black cohosh if you are taking any type of hormonal therapies, anticoagulants, or medications used to treat high blood pressure without consulting a qualified health care provider.

4. Tribulus

This plant is also known as puncture vine. Tribulus helps your hormone levels become and stay balanced. It is rich in phytochemicals and has been used for centuries as a remedy for sexual problems.

5. Muira puama

This South American herb has been studied extensively. It can boost sexual desire. Muira puama is especially effective for women who are undergoing menopause. It can increase the strength of orgasms.

6. Sage

This ordinary kitchen herb is my favorite remedy for hot flashes and night sweats. It takes a couple of weeks to work, but it is very effective. Do not use sage medicinally if you have a history of seizures.  Drink sage tea chilled or at room temperature.

7. Red Clover

Red clover makes a tasty, relaxing tea. Try combining it with sage; you may sleep better. Red clover relieves spasms and calms nerves. It is a rich source of phytoestrogens, which are weak estrogen-like substances, beneficial while you undergo menopause. Red clover contains antioxidants that prevent aging, as well as compounds that prevent cancer. It may help to relieve hot flashes.

Check with your health care provider before using red clover if you have had a hormonally-impacted cancer, such as breast or ovarian cancer, or if you have an elevated risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

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