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Menopause Herbs (part 1)

Damiana has stimulating properties and has been used for treating nervousness, weakness and exhaustion, restoring the vital powers of the system. It helps to balance the hormones in women.

Damiana has been useful in increasing sexual prowess in women who suffer from sexual weakness. It has been said to be one of the most popular and safest herbs to restore natural sexual capacities and functions.

Menopause Herbs – GINSENG

In the Orient Ginseng is called the “King of the Herbs.” It is indeed the most famous Chinese herb. Ginseng has been used for seven thousand years to restore the YANG quality, or vital force. It stimulates the entire body energy to overcome stress, fatigue – physical and mental – and weakness.

Ginseng is very beneficial for heart and circulation. It is used as a preventative tonic in China and it is said to slow down the ageing process. It is said to improve vision and hearing, and to help check irritability, giving one more poise and composure.

Ginseng is a very important herb in the treatment of menopause symptoms. One major benefit of Ginseng is the prevention of the thinning of the vaginal membranes.

Menopause Herbs – CRAMP BARK

Cramp Bark is considered to be one of the best female regulators in nature…a very valuable herb. It is recognized as a uterine sedative and is the best relaxant for the ovaries and uterus… hence its name Cramp Bark.

Menopause Herbs – MOTHERWORT

Motherwort is a valuable herb in the treatment of female weakness and is helpful in treating nervous irritability, inducing quiet and passivity of the whole nervous system.

Motherwort is very useful during menopause. It helps to normalize uterine musculature which can often become more spasmodic and uncontrolled during peri menopause.

It protects the heart and circulatory system and helps relieve anxiety and tension. It is the hormone levels that keep a woman’s heart contractions smooth and the blood clean, but as hormone levels drop during menopause a woman can experience heart problems. Motherwort can help keep these diseases at bay

Menopause Herbs – GOLDEN SEAL

Golden Seal is useful in boosting a sluggish glandular system and promoting youthful hormone harmony. This herb goes directly into the bloodstream and helps regulate liver functions.

It has a natural antibiotic ability to stop infection and kill poisons in the body. It has the ability to heal mucous membranes anywhere in the body. It is useful in menopause to prevent vaginitis.

Golden Seal ranks high as one of the best general medicinal herbs and when it is taken with other herbs it increases the tonic properties of whatever ailment is being treated.

“Some Other Herbs You Should Know About”

The following is a short list of other herbs that can be useful for specific conditions like: headaches, heart disease, memory, anxiety, depression or insomnia.

Menopause Herbs (part 2)

FEVERFEW

Feverfew has proved to be a useful herb for treating migraine headaches. There were two doubleblind studies done in Great Britain proving the effectiveness of Feverfew for treating headaches.

EVENING PRIMROSE

Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids Gamalinolenic Acid and Linoleic Acid. An essential fatty acid is a nutrient that the body cannot make but is essential for good health.

Evening Primrose Oil contains hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.

It lowers blood pressure and slows down the speed at which cholesterol is made. It can help inhibit the formation of clots. In short a very good herb for the heart and circulatory system.

GINKO BILOBA

Ginko Biloba is another Chinese herb. It has had favourable effects on vascular insufficiency and age related decrease in brain function. Ginko may be useful for the forgetfulness many menopausal women complain of.

KAVA

Kava is used throughout the world as a remedy for anxiety and insomnia.

  1. JOHN’S WORT

St. John’s Wort was used in ancient times to treat menstrual disorders.

This herb is used for the treatment of anxiety and mild depression.

PASSION FLOWER

Passion Flower has been used in Mexico and Central America as a gentle remedy for insomnia for centuries. In Italy it is used to treat hyperactive children. It is quieting and soothing to the nervous system.

VALERIAN ROOT

Valerian Root is used as a mild sedative and helps promote sleep. It contains an essential oil and alkaloids which combine to produce a calming sedative effect. It can be used as a tranquilizer for treating anxiety.

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