Menopause brings to a woman a basketful of issues that cause physical as well as mental distress. Hot flashes, loss of memory, headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations and mood swings are some of the common symptoms. These cause stress added to the physical changes that she goes through. Fortunately there are herbs to help to ease the discomfort if not take them away completely.
Blessed thistle is an herb that is used to ease the stomach cramps and the hot flashes that a woman goes through during this period. It is even effective in balancing out the hormones that are going through change.
Many herbalists in Europe and Asia recommend the use of chaste berry. They are known to suppress the libido and take care of a multitude of menopause related symptoms.
Damiana is known to be an effective herb that helps to keep hot flashes in check. They are known to increase your energy and strengthen your reproductive organs and increase your libido.
During this period you begin to feel fatigue quickly and hence using ginseng in your tea or food preparations is a good idea. It helps to energize you instantly.
If you suffer from ovarian cysts at this time then you must have red clover. It helps to heal the cysts and stimulates the ovaries ass well. Add two r three clovers to your tea and brew well for 8 to 10 minutes.
Red raspberry leaves are known to help women in their complaints during menopause and PMS. They are brewed to make a soothing tea.
Soya bean can be added to milk, tofu or added to food. It is very popular in Asia and hence Asian women are known to have a much lesser impact of the hormonal change. It is extremely helpful in keeping osteoporosis at bay, which is common after menopause.
The root of the yam must be made into a paste and applied on your skin. It helps to soothe aching limbs. It can also be taken in tea formations and as a tincture.