Most of the women consider menopause to be a relief from menstrual periods, free from fear regarding unwanted pregnancy.
However, for others, it’s a challenging stage of various physical and emotional changes that occurs subsequent to reproductive age.
No matter which way it is considered, every woman at some point seeks symptomatic relief of menopause.
Traditional herbal medications, an effective menopause symptomatic relief, offer a variety of herbs for menopause symptomatic relief.
Herbs for Menopause Conditions:
Herbs for menopause provide micronutrients to strengthen the immune system, as well as bone-building minerals and endocrine-nourishing glycosides.
Black Cohosh, Chaste berry, Dong Quai, Damiana are the herbs most commonly used to relieve hot flashes. The herbs should be taken as two capsules thrice a day for about two weeks, prior to the elimination of symptoms.
Hops (Humulus lupulus), Jamaican dogwood (Piscidia erythrina), Lime flower (Tilia europaea), Passion flower (Passiflora incarnate), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) are some of the herbs for menopausal insomnia. Taking these herbs regularly twice a day can effectively reduce insomnia.
Chickweed, Dandelion, Oatmeal, Nettle Leaves, Cascara Sagrada, Oregon Grape Root, Senna Leaves, and Yebra matt are the most common herbs for constipation relief.
Agrimony, Plantian tincture, Yarrow tea, Marshmallow root, Celery root or seeds decoction, Buchu, Wood Betony, Fennel seed, Kelp, Oregon grape root are the most widely used herbs for reducing the urination problems of menopause.
Alfalfa, Horsetail (Shavegrass), Kelp, Dandelion, Oats and oat straw are the herbs which help in preventing osteoporosis.
Depression, Nerves, Lethargy, Irritability:
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca), Rue (Ruta graveolens), Mugwort (Attemisia vulgaris), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Oats (Avena sativa), Borage (Borago officinalis), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthum), Gentian (Gentiana lutea), Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), Vervain (Valeriana officinalis) are some of the useful herbs for depression. These herbs can be taken alone or in combination. Follow these herbs for at least few weeks to determine the herbs reaction on the body.
Yerba Matt, Mixture of Damlana, Gotu Kola, Rosemary, and Lavender are good for lethargy. Comfrey Root, Alfalfa, Oat Straw, Irish Moss, and Horsetail are all stress relieving herbs.
Tea or capsules of Siberian Ginseng, Pau D’arco, Blessed Thistle, Catnip, Black Cohosh root; Celery Seed decoction; Schizandra, Skullcap, Damiana, Oat groats, Cayenne Pepper, Licorice Root, Garlic and Onions, Dandelion root, Pumpkin Seeds, Chamomile tea, Passion Flower tea, Wild Yam Root are the herbs for menopause nerves problem.
Linden (Tilia europaea), SkuReap (Scutellaria lateriflora), Vervain (Valeriana officinalis), Wood betony (Stachys officinalis) are the most common anxiety relieving herbs.
Chaste berry, Dong Quai, Angelica, Cramp bark, Strawberry Leaf, Blue Cohosh root and Wild Yam will regulate the periods (rarely occurs with menopause) and ease heavy, painful periods.
False Unicorn is an herb used for uterine disorders, cramps, and miscarriage prevention. Oats (as an infusion), Skullcap are efficient for ovarian and uterine disorders.
Red Raspberry Leaf tea controls excessive bleeding and also soothes severe cramps. Myrrh gum manages delayed menstrual periods and also alleviates menstrual pain.
As every individual is unique, it’s highly recommended to observe the reactions carefully within few weeks of using herbs for menopause.