Natural Herbs for Menopause

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If you are like thousands and thousands of other women, you dread the thought of two things menopause and taking prescription drugs for the symptoms of menopause. While some people have no problem taking prescription medication, other people prefer a natural approach to treating illness and symptoms. Therefore, if this sounds like you and you have started to show signs of heading into the change of life, then you have a great option of taking natural herbs for menopause. The thing is that you actually have many excellent options, which can make the choosing part difficult. For this reason, we have put together some great information that will make things easier when you when get ready to buy herbs.

Natural herbs for menopause can be purchased at health food stores, drug stores, and even in many grocery stores. The key is choosing herbs that are the right quality. Unfortunately, many herbs on the market do not absorb into the body as well as others, which means you are not really getting the full benefit. Because of this, you want to purchase your natural herbs for menopause symptoms from a reliable manufacturer or company. Now remember that if you want to save money, you can also check out a number of excellent websites that will sell quality herbs but typically, at a huge discount, which is obviously a bonus for you!

Another very important aspect of taking natural herbs for menopause symptoms is that just like prescription medication, herbs can be toxic. That means you need to know what type of herbs you are taking, the correct dose of those herbs, and make sure you are aware of any negative interactions. If you are not sure, most pharmacists or homeopathic specialists can provide you with great direction. Obviously, you are already suffering from the dreaded menopause symptoms such as hot flash, night sweats, headaches, insomnia, mood swings, and so on so the last thing you want is to have issues with the herbs!

One of the most popular types of natural herbs for menopause symptoms is called Dong Quai. This is the root of the angelica sinesis plant, which is commonly used in Chinese medicine and in fact, has been used for centuries. Although the Chinese will usually use Dong Quai for things like anemia and painful menstruation, it is also extremely beneficial for women going through menopause so you definitely want to add this herb to your list. The recommended dose is between 1500 and 2000 mg per day. Just remember, this herb or most herbs have not been approved by the FDA but numerous studies have been performed with excellent results.

Red clover is another excellent natural herb for menopause symptoms that has been used in the United States for more than 100 years for various conditions. The interesting thing about red clover is that in treating menopause, this is fairly, something new. What we do know is that red clover contains phytoestrogens, which is a hormone-like substance that can be found in some plants to include soy. The recommended dose is between 40 and 60 mgs daily.

Next, we strongly recommend you include vitamin E on your list of natural herbs for your menopause symptoms. Many recent studies have been performed that show women who take 400 IU of vitamin E twice daily have far fewer hot flashes. Again, if you have already started into menopause, then you are quite aware of the horrible feeling that comes along with hot flashes. In fact, of all the symptoms associated with the change of life, the two women complain about most often include hot flashes and mood swings, with hot flashes usually coming in the number one spot.

Finally, wild yam is actually a great natural herb for menopause in a number of ways. When you buy progesterone creams from the pharmacy, you are buying a product that contains diosgenin, which is synthetically derived from wild yams. This one ingredient is literally identical to the progesterone humans produce. With wild yam, you can use the cream or you can purchase supplements, the choice is yours. Regardless, wild yam helps improve bone mass, something lost during menopause, lessens the intensity of hot flashes, and produces and overall sense of well-being.
 

 


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