Every women has an option, getting natural hormones from your diet and supplements, or Hormone Replacement Therapy ( HRT) by prescription. Herbs can be taken as one, or as combination, and are effective in addressing both physical and emotional symptoms of the menopause in particular. It is important to find the treatment that works best for you, although it may change as your symptoms and needs alter. Whilst it is safe to take multi vitamins and minerals, always take advice from a doctor or herbalist.
Menopausal symptoms and Herbal Supplements
Peri menopausal symptoms respond well to Agnus Castus a hormone regulating herb calming pre menstrual tension irregular periods caused by fluctuating levels of progesterone.
Agnus Castus Capsules Studies reported in the British Medical Journal have shown the value of Agnus Castus in the treatment of Pre-Menstrual Tension/Syndrome. Its hormone regulating effect is also useful in the peri-menopause.
Take 1 daily – £4.99 for 60 capsules or just £15.99 for 360 capsules.
For Hot flushes and night sweats, perhaps the most common and the longest of symptoms, varying in degrees of severity, use Black Cohosh : this herb is part of the buttercup family and has been used for years, it helps stimulate oestrogen where needed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms as well as flushes it is known to increase Serotonin levels improving low libido, depression and anxiety.
Why not try Black Cohosh for Menopause? Popular in the USA Black Cohosh is believed to relieve a variety of symptoms associated with the menopause (such as hot flushes and hormonal imbalance). It is even thought to increase ‘serotonin’ levels.
Take 1 or 2 daily, only £14.99 for 360 tablets or £4.99 for 60 tablets
A non hormonal herb, Sage is used for hot flushes and night sweats, it acts directly on the the action of the sweat regulating mechanism in the brain, working to balance the body’s thermostat.
Distinctively fragrant and silvery green in colour the Sage plant is most commonly found in the area around the Mediterranean in regions of North America and in many great British recipes. The benefits of Sage are not just culinary though.
Take 1 daily – just £12.99 for 180 tablets or £4.99 for 60.