Treating menopause symptoms with herbs

Menopause is certain for women, there is no escape from it and hormone replacement is the most implemented pattern to fight symptoms associated with menopause. However there are also certain kinds of herbs that help in fighting menopause related symptoms. The following are the natural herbal remedies for menopause symptoms…

Turmeric or curcumin:

This is widely used in Indian dishes and has been a medicinal and culinary herb for Indians since ages. It is one herb that has the power of curing many health problems right form skin cuts to cold. The herb that belongs to ginger family is supposed to consist of more than 600 effective therapeutic and preventive uses along with 175 varied helpful physiological effects, and amongst them is its ability to lower muscle pains and joint pains.

Turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties work wonders in curing unending pain caused due to arthritis, body pains, muscle fatigue and tendinitis. Nevertheless, to get effective results from turmeric to treat serious and moderate menopause ailments, it requires to be consumed in the form of capsule, with doses varying between 1,000-3,000 mg spread for whole day.

Black Cohosh or Actaea racemosa:

Even known as rattleroot, bugwort and black snakeroot, it belongs to the family of buttercup and hires from North America. Black Cohosh had been medically put to use to cure rheumatism in 19th century. Never the less the most recent uses consist of curing hot flashes, vaginal dryness and night sweats. Usually the doses fall between 500-1,500 mg approximately spread for a day.

Chaste Tree Berry or Vitex agnus-castus:

This is a little shrub that has purple flowers and leaves that are shaped-lance. It belongs to eastern Mediterranean. The herb since ages has been in use as a medical herb and its medicinal properties were helpful in suppressing sexual wishes in saints during the mediaeval period. Even Greek doctors used this herb to suppress sexual needs in good old days.

At present researches have proven that, this herb is fit enough to help in supporting a regular and healthy menstrual cycle, apart from lowering the unwanted and painful signs of menopause. For effective effect 250 to 1,000 mg of it should be consumed in mornings.

St. John’s Wort:

It is a flowering plant and is vividly used to treat mental ailments in Europe; it is also useful in treating menopausal women who are going through moderate to mild symptoms of depression.  It is highly helpful in increasing photosensitivity and is even known to interact with birth control, heart medicines, antidepressants, and many other pharmacy drugs. The suggested doses range between 300 to 900 mg per each day.

Maca Root:

This Peruvian vegetable belongs to radish family and is one herb that assists in balancing the hormones. It is by nature rich in minerals and so increases stamina, energy and libido in addition to increasing mood and fertility. The suggested dose is between 500 -2,000 mg per every day.

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