Natural Menopause Remedies
Treat Hot Flashes and Mood Swings Using Natural Remedies!
Natural menopause remedies such as herbs, homeopathy, and aromatherapy are effective in treating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and
Our page on Home Remedies for Menopause looks at some common symptoms of
menopause, as well as some home remedies involving diet and natural supplements that can help alleviate menopausal symptoms.
This page outlines some natural menopause remedies using herbs, homeopathy, and aromatherapy.
Natural Menopause Remedies - Herbs
Quite a few herbs are effective in alleviating menopause symptoms. The most commonly used ones are as follows:
- Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
Black cohosh has been used in China for years to treat female conditions such as menopause and menstrual problems. Studies have shown that Black Cohosh is effective
in alleviating such menopausal symptoms as hot flashes, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, nervousness, anxiety and insomnia.
- Dong quai (Angelica sinensis)
Dong quai is another Chinese herb that has been used for centuries to support balance of female hormones and to promote hormonal health during menopause and
perimenopause. More recently, numerous clinical research results have confirmed that Dong quai is in fact effective for balancing hormone levels and thus reducing
symptoms seen in menopausal women.
- Rehmannia root (Radix rehmanniae)
This herb from China has a cooling effect and is very effective in reducing hot flashes and night sweats, as well as other common menopause symptoms.
- Chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus)
Another beneficial herb for menopause is Chasteberry. It can relieve hot flashes, irregular cycles, depression, and can prevent heavy bleeding for perimenopausal
- Sage (Salvia officinalis)
The herb Sage helps control the sweating associated with hot flashes.
- St.-John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
If one of your menopausal symptoms is depression, then consider taking St.-John's Wort instead of Prozac or other conventional medicine for depression. St.-John's Wort
has been proven to be effective in fighting depression and is widely used in European countries in place of conventional medicine to treat depression.
- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
If you suffer from insomnia and need a good night sleep, try drinking the herbal tea of valerian. It has strong relaxing properties and can calm your nerve as well.
Natural Menopause Remedies - Homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are effective in alleviating various symptoms associated with menopause. You need to pick the remedy that best matches your symptoms.
Take a low potency (e.g. 30C) for two weeks and see if your symptoms improve. If there is improvement, stop taking the remedy, unless symptoms return. If you have
difficulty picking a correct remedy, consult a holistic practitioner.
Here are some homeopathic remedies beneficial to menopause:
This remedy is good for sudden hot flashes that cause a flushing of the face. You may also have other accompanying symptoms such as heart palpitations, restlessness, and
headaches on the right side of your head.
- Calcarea Carbonica
This homeopathic remedy is indicated if you suffer from night sweats, heavy bleeding, and hot flashes. You also feel anxious and fatigue.
This remedy is effective for hot flashes, and night sweats. You need this remedy if you have a strong thirst for ice-cold drinks. You sweat easily and at night you
may kick off your cover because of night sweats.
This remedy is indicated for you if you have mood swings and are weepy. You feel worse in a warm room and strongly desire fresh air. You also crave for sweets,
pastries, and chocolate.
Natural Menopause Remedies - Aromatherapy
Essential oils are good for women undergoing menopause. Different oils have different effects and here are some oils that are particularly good for menopause:
This essential oil have a gentle balancing effect on hormonal levels. Geranium is also good for fighting depression and nervous tension. You can add a few drops
of the oil in your bath, or use it in a massage (add 2-3 drops to a base oil such as almond oil or jojoba oil).
Bergamot is a good oil to use if you feel tension and stress. It is an "anti-depressant oil" and can be used in a bath, or in a diffuser for your room.
Jasmine has similar properties as Bergamot. It is a "relaxant" and is good for nervous tension, lethargy, anxiety, and depression.
If you suffer from insomnia, try diffusing this oil in your bedroom. Clary-sage is effective as a sedative; it can calm the nerve and can also help you fight depression.
Home Remedies for Menopause
Common Womens Health Problems
Balch and Stengler, Prescription for Natural Cures, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004).
Worwood, V.A. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. (New World Library, 1991).
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