Natural Menopause Treatments
I read a quote once that menopause is puberty’s evil older sister. While some women sail through menopause relatively unscathed, others are not so fortunate and suffer the more unpleasant symptoms of menopause, as we wind down into a different stage of life.
While it is a time for reflection, and is often called “the change of life” women are bombarded with so much conflicting advice, shall we go the hormone replacement therapy route, or follow a more natural menopause treatment? I think it is really important to listen to and follow your own personal truth as you mark the beginning of the second half of your life.
Menopause brings with it a myriad of symptoms as body oestrogen levels decrease. Mood swings, depression, excessive sweating and body heat, palpitations, anxiety, decreased libido and vaginal dryness. This is also a time when nutritional depletion can occur so it is important to reassess our nutritional needs and, indeed, our needs as women.
One of the main symptoms of menopause is hot flushes, also known as vasomotor flushes. These can be particularly distressing, happen at any time of the day or night, and occur without warning. You might experience hot flushes all over your body or in just one area, but the extreme temperature change in your body is uncomfortable no matter where you feel it. It can be quite distressing when your face flushes and turns red. The severity of your hot flushes can range from mild to quite severe, and they can disrupt sleep and day to day life. Skin surface temperature increases during a hot flush and at night hot flushes may cause you to throw off your bedding, soak the sheets and then feel cold minutes later.
A gentle hot flush tea can be particularly helpful at this time and Puraty have developed a Hot Flush Tea as a cooling support for menopause symptoms.
Hot Flush Tea is uniquely formulated to help woman with menopause symptoms, treating a number of the most common menopausal symptoms. Hot Flush Tea can help to balance oestrogen, which naturally begins to decrease as menopause approaches.
Combining the beautiful Black Cohosh herb, long known as nature’s menopause aid and Sage (which is known for relieving hot flushes) with herbs that support liver function, thyroid function and are antioxidant rich, Hot Flush Tea is soothing, cooling and regulating.
Black Cohosh (Cimifuga racemosa) is popular with women experiencing menopausal symptoms, and can support your body's natural response to hot flushes, mood disturbances, excessive sweating, palpitations and vaginal dryness.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis) is a form of kelp. The main use of the herb has been for the promotion of healthy thyroid function. The iodine content of the herb can support the thyroid's natural function in boosting metabolism.
Peony Root (Paeconia lacfiflora) has been used to provide comfort during the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis, dysmenorrhea, muscle cramping and spasms, and fever.
St Mary's Thistle seed (Silybum marianum) has been used for thousands of years to clear heat and relieve toxic material, to support the liver and to promote healthy bile flow.
Shatavari Root (Asparagus racemosus) contains antioxidants and supports your body's immune system.
Sage Leaf (Salvia officinalis) can be taken during fevers and in the nervous excitement frequently accompanying brain and nervous diseases. It has been traditionally used to check excessive perspiration and help improve memory and concentration during symptoms of early menopause.