Menopause is a natural occurrence
for women and it is something which every woman will face at some point in her
life. Fortunately, studies have been done in order to provide herbal treatments
and remedies for women going through this stage. Herbal remedies, as
controversial as they are, can potentially provide positive effects for women
experiencing menopausal symptoms. Here are some common menopausal symptoms and
the best form of herbal remedy associated with each:
•Hot Flashes - Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms for women during
menopause. Hot flashes can last up to 6 minutes and can potentially occur
several times within one day.
Herbal Remedy – Black Cohosh (also known as squaw root, black snake root or
rattle weed) has been studied and is proven as a reputable treatment for hot flashes.
•Insomnia – Many women experiencing menopausal symptoms also have difficulty
sleeping. If you suffer from sleeplessness on a regular basis, you probably
suffer from chronic insomnia.
Herbal Remedies – Kava (or Kawa) is used throughout the world as a remedy for
anxiety and insomnia. Other remedies proven effective for treating insomnia and
sleeplessness are Valerian root and HOPS.
•Depression and Mood Swings – Although most people joke about women becoming
depressed and moody during menopause, these symptoms are very serious and if not
treated properly can become dangerous and harmful.
Herbal Remedy – St. John’s Wart (also known as goat weed) has proven to be an
affective antidepressant in reversing the feelings of depression which many
menopausal women experience.
•Abnormal Hair Growth – Abnormal hair growth (also called hirsuitism) is perhaps
one of the most embarrassing symptoms for women suffering from menopause.
Abnormal hair growth can occur anywhere, although above the upper lip is usually
a common target.
Herbal Remedy – Saw Palmetto (also known as Serenoa repens or windmill palm) is
used for treating men with enlarged prostates as well as for women who are
experiencing abnormal hair growth during menopause.
Menopause is a difficult time for every woman, but every woman must face it at
some point. Approaching menopause with a positive attitude has been proven to
reduce the likeliness of some menopausal symptoms like depression and anxiety.
Researching remedies and treatments is the best way to prepare for this stage of
your life. This way, when it does happen, you’re aware of what to expect and the
best ways to deal with it.
About the Author
Caren Killtral has spent several years learning all she can to help not only her
own symptoms, but other women going through menopause as well. She works as a
contributing editor for
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