Herbal Treatments for Menopause

For many women, the onset of menopause strikes them with devastating symptoms, including hot flashes, excess and sporadic perspiration, insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, mood swings and depression, memory and concentration problems, frequent urination, bone loss, heart palpitations, and even long-term conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis. Of all of these problems, hot flashes have been the most common and the number one reason that most women seek help. Hot flashes are caused by the rapid decreases in estrogen levels that occur with the onset of menopause. To avoid the risks and side effects of hormone replacement therapy, there are a number of natural plant alternatives to be considered to combat those pesky hot flashes.

Black Cohosh has been used for centuries to treat menopausal symptoms. The American Medical Association has even recognized this herb as a safe and effective remedy. It has been used to combat not only hot flashes, but also headaches, heart palpitations, nervousness and irritability, ringing in the ears, and other symptoms of menopause without any adverse side effects.

Dong Quai has long been used throughout history in China to help women fight menstrual irregularities and menopausal difficulties. Research published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine has indicated that Dong Quai regulates the estrogens in the body. Because of these estrogenic properties and its ability to dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure, Dong Quai is an excellent warrior against the hot flashes brought on by menopause.

We all face changes in our bodies as we age, but perhaps none of these changes are so devastating and uncertain as those brought on by menopause. Aging may be inevitable, but these safe and trusted herbs can help you face it with a cool head!

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