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Herbs have been used to treat the symptoms of
menopause for many years. There are currently no government standards on
the quality of herbal products in the United States, and some products
are either unsafe or little is known scientifically about them. The
following are selected herbal therapies for common
perimenopause and menopause symptoms with advice on their use and safety
based on scientific sources.
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- Helps normalize hormonal levels,
- Helps diminish night sweats and hot
- Helps soothe and stabilize mood,
reducing moodiness, depression and irritability.
- Helps reduce the uncomfortable and
painful menopause signs and menopause symptoms such as pain, cramping and headache.
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Remember that herbs used for health purposes are drugs. They are
chemicals that can affect the human body in helpful or harmful ways, and
they can interact with drugs you currently are taking. If you decide to
use herbs, discuss any drugs you use, including current herbal remedies
with your health care provider. If you experience side effects, stop
taking the drug and notify your health care provider.
All the herbs below that are commonly recommended for the cure and
control of hot flashes are included in our Vaxa Preserve formula. Vaxa
menopause products as included in the Women's Strategy Pac provide a
comprehensive synergistic approach for superior natural control of
Black Cohosh Root.
Botanical name: cimicifugae racemosae rhizoma.
Black cohosh has been widely studied in Germany where it has been
approved for the treatment of PMS, painful menstruation, and nervous
conditions associated with menopause. Several studies show that black
cohosh extract can reduce common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes
There is no evidence to suggest that black cohosh can protect against
heart disease and osteoporosis.
The German product, Remifemin contains black cohosh and St. John's Wort.
Side effects of black cohosh are few. However, low blood pressure may
occur in patients taking both black cohosh and blood pressure
medication. Do not take with synthetic estrogen replacement therapy or
other chemical drugs with estrogen-like effects.
Chaste Tree, Chasteberry.
Botanical name: vitex angus-castus.
Chastetree is widely suggested for menopause symptoms, including hot
flashes. It is considered the best herb to maintain emotional balance
before and during menopause, and is very popular in Europe.
The shrub grows profusely around the Mediterranean coastal regions. The
plant has an ancient reputation for encouraging chastity, hence its
Latin and common names. In Athens, couches were strewn with the leaves
during rituals associated with the Greek goddess Ceres. This tree's
dried fruits are said historically to hold the treasures of balance and
reproductive power. Today, it is still thought to help normalize certain
bodily functions and aid in the soothing of female change of life
difficulties, balancing the activity of female function. It is also
thought to be effective in restoring and normalizing female function
after taking the "pill."
Studies now reveal that Chaste tree directly affects two pituitary
hormones, follicle stimulating hormone and lutenizing hormone, which
regulate progesterone and estrogen use throughout the body. And there is
now reported evidence that aqueous-alcoholic extracts of Chaste tree
inhibit secretion of prolactin in vitro
(test tube). In human pharmacology (in vivo), however, there are no data
available about the lowering of prolactin levels. It has a rather odd
reputation of being an anaphrodisiac (reducing sexual desire) for men;
hence the name Monk's Pepper. Indications of use are for women who are
experiencing irregularities of the
menstrual cycle, premenstrual complaints, mammary activity, problems
with the flow, mastodynia. Note: In case of feeling of tension and
swelling of the breasts and at disturbances of menstruation a physician
should be consulted for diagnosis. With continued use, some occasional
occurrence of itching, urticarial
exanthemas. There are some interactions with Drugs that should be noted.
Because of a dopaminergic effect of the drug, a reciprocal weakening of
the effect can occur in case of ingestion of dopamine-receptor
Contraindications: Pregnancy, nursing
Botanical name: radix angelica sinensis.
Dong quai has been used for control of hot flashes, insomnia and
multiple other menopausal complaints. It is often referred to as the
Used in China to promote balance and purify the reproductive tract, this
herb has been found especially useful in combination with Cortex
phellodendi and Semen cuscute to bring comfort to yeast overgrowth
victims in China and the Far East. It is also known to supplement the
blood and stimulate the circulation. Found plentiful in this herb are
natural substances known as phytoestrogens, materials
that are thought capable of binding to estrogen-receptors in humans.
When estrogen levels are high, thesesubstances may help moderate and
balance the body, reducing overall activity by occupying receptor sites,
and, when estrogen is low, phytoestrogens can exert estrogen-like
activity by the same mechanism.
Evidence demonstrates that Angelica can help to counter the increased
possibility of hemorrhaging often associated with long-term cancer
treatments with chemotherapy.This herb has been used traditionally to
aid in the soothing of abdominal cramps both through what has been found
to be its "relieving" effects
and by its possible activity on smooth muscle fiber. Interestingly, the
traditional Chinese medical practitioners have used this herb to ensure
a healthy pregnancy as well as aid in a relatively painless delivery of
children. Used as a Homeopathic or used simply as a micro-nutritional
(botanical). (Homeopathic potencies accredit their strength and efficacy
to the electromagnetic signatures of the
original substrate; these are scientifically created dilutions and
succussions of medicines such that generally not even a molecule of the
original substrate or medicine is present in the medicine). As a
Homeopathic or used simply as a micro-nutritional, it has demonstrated
effectiveness against the following
symptomology: atony of different organs; -dyspepsia, nervous headaches;
-produces disgust for liquor (Boericke).