Naturally helpful herbs for Menopause

Naturally helpful herbs for Menopause

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Menopause can be a trying time for many women with; hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, weight gain and sleeplessness being just some of the undesirable and often uncomfortable and distressing symptoms. Menopause commonly occurs between the ages of 45-55, but the onset and variety of symptoms is very much dependent on the individual. Many factors can influence our hormone production which triggers menopause; including genetics, diet, and lifestyle factors; and although this is a natural process, it can feel like anything but!

Symptoms can last from a few months-to a few years, and have the potential to disrupt the quality of day to day life. Many women find relief from menopausal symptoms by taking herbs that support the body naturally, bringing it back into balance. Menopause is a part of every woman’s life, and the use of herbs has been common practice in supporting this natural process for centuries.

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Sage:

Also known as Salvia officinalis; sage is a well-known herb used for its aroma and taste in culinary dishes. Sage is also widely used to help support temperature balance in the body, reducing hot flushes, night sweats and excessive sweating, common symptoms through the menopause transition. A tonic for the nervous system, sage has a calming effect on the body; it is helpful for nervous exhaustion and can improve clarity of thought, memory and vitality.

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Wild Yam:

Also known by its Latin name, Dioscorea villosa, this herb should not be confused with the yams found in your kitchen. Wild yam is a different species that is known for its active ingredient diosgenin, which is a phytoestrogen. Wild yam has traditionally been used to help support menopause as its oestrogenic effect balances hormones. Wild yam has been used to support the management of hot flushes that are associated with low oestrogen, as well as night sweats, fatigue and memory loss. 

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Cissus quadrangularis (Synetrim®CQ):

A member of the grape family, cissus quadrangularis has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Weight management is a common challenge during menopause; as the natural decline in oestrogen may lower muscle mass and slow down the metabolism. Cissus quadrangularis as Synetrim® CQ supports effective weight management by helping to block the absorption of dietary fats, carbs and sugars, supporting healthy fat metabolism and helping to manage emotional eating by increasing serotonin levels.

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Ziziphus:

Ziziphus jujube is a frequently used herb in traditional Chinese medicine that aids the nervous system. Ziziphus helps to calm and sooth a tired mind, supporting those who have difficulty getting to sleep and helping to develop healthy sleeping patterns. Anxiety and worry can bring on hot flushes, Ziziphus helps to manage these anxieties and the subsequent hot flushes and night sweats.

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All women experience menopause differently. Before using natural or complementary remedies to help relieve your symptoms, it is recommended you discuss the best approach for you with your healthcare professional. Keep in mind that dietary or herbal supplements may have side effects or interactions with each other, or with other drugs.

Along with taking helpful and supportive natural herbs, a healthy lifestyle including a wholefood diet, good quality sleep and exercise are also important in helping to manage the symptoms of menopause.

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Naturally helpful herbs for Menopause

Menopause can be a trying time for many women with; hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, weight gain and sleeplessness being just some of the undesirable and often uncomfortable and distressing symptoms. Menopause commonly occurs between the ages of 45-55, but the onset and variety of symptoms is very much dependent on the individual. Many factors can influence our hormone production which triggers menopause; including genetics, diet, and lifestyle factors; and although this is a natural process, it can feel like anything but! Symptoms can last from a few months-to a few years, and have the potential to disrupt the quality of day to day life. Many women find relief from menopausal symptoms by taking herbs that support the body naturally, bringing it back into balance. Menopause is a part of every woman’s life, and the use of herbs has been common practice in supporting this natural process for centuries.

Sage health benefits for menopause.jpg

Sage:

Also known as Salvia officinalis; sage is a well-known herb used for its aroma and taste in culinary dishes. Sage is also widely used to help support temperature balance in the body, reducing hot flushes, night sweats and excessive sweating, common symptoms through the menopause transition. A tonic for the nervous system, sage has a calming effect on the body; it is helpful for nervous exhaustion and can improve clarity of thought, memory and vitality.

Wild Yam herb used to support menopause.jpg

Wild Yam:

Also known by its Latin name, Dioscorea villosa, this herb should not be confused with the yams found in your kitchen. Wild yam is a different species that is known for its active ingredient diosgenin, which is a phytoestrogen. Wild yam has traditionally been used to help support menopause as its oestrogenic effect balances hormones. Wild yam has been used to support the management of hot flushes that are associated with low oestrogen, as well as night sweats, fatigue and memory loss. 

weight management during menopause.jpg

Cissus quadrangularis (Synetrim®CQ):

A member of the grape family, cissus quadrangularis has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Weight management is a common challenge during menopause; as the natural decline in oestrogen may lower muscle mass and slow down the metabolism. Cissus quadrangularis as Synetrim® CQ supports effective weight management by helping to block the absorption of dietary fats, carbs and sugars, supporting healthy fat metabolism and helping to manage emotional eating by increasing serotonin levels.

Ziziphus jujube herb aids the nervous system.jpg

Ziziphus:

Ziziphus jujube is a frequently used herb in traditional Chinese medicine that aids the nervous system. Ziziphus helps to calm and sooth a tired mind, supporting those who have difficulty getting to sleep and helping to develop healthy sleeping patterns. Anxiety and worry can bring on hot flushes, Ziziphus helps to manage these anxieties and the subsequent hot flushes and night sweats.

Help manage the symptoms of menopause.jpg

All women experience menopause differently. Before using natural or complementary remedies to help relieve your symptoms, it is recommended you discuss the best approach for you with your healthcare professional. Keep in mind that dietary or herbal supplements may have side effects or interactions with each other, or with other drugs.

Along with taking helpful and supportive natural herbs, a healthy lifestyle including a wholefood diet, good quality sleep and exercise are also important in helping to manage the symptoms of menopause.

Naturally helpful herbs for Menopause

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