Herbal vs. Synthetic: Natural Remedies For Menopause

After forty years, especially closer to the age of fifty, the production of specific hormones – estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s body is significantly reduced. Currently, hormone therapy in menopause is one of the most common ways to go, though an average course is prescribed to be taken under the supervision of a physician, because such therapies may have a negative impact on the body.

As it is known, menopause provides a comprehensive adverse effect on the female body, causing disturbances to the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, altering metabolism, in particular, calcium and magnesium salts, which leads to bone fragility and fractures. Fortunately, nature offers plenty of herbs rich in calcium and magnesium salts, granting an opportunity to protect the heart and bones from pathologies during menopause. Therefore, herbal medicine can be an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, or serve as an additional, yet powerful tool. The article will complement the topic covered by our partners from herbal-health.uk, published a comprehensive post on herbal remedies for menopause a few weeks ago.

The herbs to add to treatment armory

In folk medicine of many countries to reduce hot flushes and other climacteric syndromes black cohosh is used. Moreover, as shown by studies the herb contains tamoxifen that inhibits the growth of cancer cells. However, in some fairly rare cases, women who use black cohosh, complain of light-intestinal disturbances, headaches, nausea and weight gain. In this case, the use of cohosh should be abandoned. This way or the other, black cohosh is not recommended to be used more than 6 months a year. Read More →