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Two Types of Herbs for Menopause
by Jeanette Pollock The Free
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- Overview of Menopause symptoms
Menopause should not be regarded as an illness or a disease. It is
simply an occurrence wherein the woman is entering her second phase of
feminine life. Of course, these women are experiencing a gradual
discomfort because of the transition...this is only natural. If there
are telltale signs of menopause symptoms, you can opt to procure some
treatment in order to minimize the feeling of discomfort.
But it is important to remember that any kind of treatment will not
prevent you from undergoing menopause process, especially when your age
is already falling from and between 48 ? 55 years old. It will only help
you to deal a lot easier with menopause symptoms or relieve majority of
their major discomfort effects. Your lifestyle might also need some
changing especially your smoking, eating, drinking, and sleeping habits
in order to minimize the severity of menopause symptoms.
What can herbs do to treat menopause symptoms?
There are many types of reliable herbs available that can treat
menopause symptoms. They can maintain women's healthy life even when
menstruation process causes a lot of discomfort and decline in their
health aspect. With herbs carefully and religiously applied you may not
only alleviate those various forms of discomfort but you will also
maintain your healthy life.
Two basic types of herbs for menopause
These are the herbs or plants that contain natural phytoestrogen, a type
of chemical compound, which is similar to the women body estrogen. These
herbs work by replacing the lost natural body estrogen with the plant
hormones, phytoestrogen. Aside from this, there are other elements of
phytoestrogenic herbs that are considered beneficial to menopausal women
such as amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Generally, these herbs are
an alternative to disorders relating to low hormonal/estrogen levels.
Most popular phytoestrogenic herbs:
· Ginseng. Used to improve your overall
vitality and energy, this is a dried root from one of the Araliaceae
· Ginkgo. Used to enhance memory, prevent
memory-related diseases such as Dementia, Alzheimer''s and others. This
herb is one of the oldest herbal medicines used in China.
· Dong Quai. Most effective in treating
gynecological complaints caused by the change in hormonal production.
· Red Clover. Diseases treated are skin disorders and bronchitis,
asthma and spasmodic coughing.
· Black Cohosh.
Symptoms treated include depression, night sweats and hot flashes.
In contrast with the phytoestrogenic plants, non-estrogenic herbs, as
the name suggests, are those plants that do not produce estrogen
chemical structures. These plants are widely recognized by the doctors
and medical experts because of their effectiveness to relieve women's
menopause symptoms. Furthermore, they are considered completely safe and
do not provide side effects.
The right non-estrogenic herbs contain nutrients that can nourish
endocrine system, eventually balancing your hormonal levels. With the
proper application, occurrences of the loss of hormones will be reduced
as they can promote your body to naturally produce the needed healthy
level of estrogen hormones, without the distracting side effects.
Specifically, non-estrogenic herbs will provide relief to the following
disorders relating to menopause symptoms:
- Majority of the menopause symptoms
- Hormonal imbalance
- Osteoporosis or bone mass loss
- Sexual intercourse problems
- Cardiovascular disease
It is important to note, however, that even these herbs are a natural
treatment you need to research on the kind of plant that you are going
to take as not all of these will relieve and alleviate you from those
menopause symptoms. There are herbal plants that can cause many other
side effects, may it be minor or major.
Jeanette Pollock is a freelance author and website owner.
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