Top 10 Herbs for Dealing with Menopause

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by Chris Devers

Women between the ages of 40 to 55 go through a rather unpleasant period in their life called menopause. It is basically when they come to an end in menstruation and it is part of the woman’s natural process. Their hormones produce lower estrogen and progesterone and are no longer able to get pregnant. It can also be a painful process but thanks to natural medicine, the pain can be eased.


The leaves, roots and tops of a dandelion are great for the liver. Women in menopause have their hormones out of balance and that stresses the liver, so this herb is essential during this period. It can be found in form of a capsule or tea.


This herb helps the brain to function more clearly. It also helps blood circulation and reduces symptoms of fatigue and depression which are more likely to happen during menopause. It can be bought in a capsule form or tincture.


Ginseng is recommended to everybody and it really helps women during menopause. It strengthens the adrenal glands and increases energy and often times it also controls blood pressure. But if you have high blood pressure, this should be avoided. It can be found in capsules.


The dried roots of a licorice are a powerful adrenal stimulant and a great estrogenic herb. Licorice is not to be taken too often because it can elevate your blood pressure. This can be found in capsule form, tea or even tincture.


It can be fresh or dried so see what you like best. This kind of fruit is an astringent and nutritive estrogenic herb. It is recommended because it has direct action on the uterus and helps toning weakened muscles and helps relaxes uterine and intestinal spasms. If you don’t like the fruit, you can also buy it in capsule form or tea.

Red Clover

The dried flower heads of the red clover contain coumestrol which is known to stimulate the ovaries. It is a great treatment for ovarian cysts and it also restores healthy body functions. It can be found in capsules, tea and tincture.


This leaf has many medicine properties and is extremely helpful during menopause, especially to treat hot flashes. It reduces sweating and contains estrogens. You can drink it as tea or tinctures. But you can also include it in your recipes.

St. Johns Wort

This herb is a mild sedative that controls anxiety states. It can be bought over the counter and is very useful to combat depression. It can be found in the form of a capsule or tincture and can be taken up to three times a day.

Saw Palmetto

This herb is beneficial for both men and women. It is a natural diuretic and is able to treat incontinence, fluid retention and dryness in the tissues of the bladder. It can also be useful to combating urinary tract infections.

Wild Yam

Most people never heard of this kind of herb and its usefulness during menopause. It is a very powerful estrogenic herb and has anti-inflammatory actions that can be very helpful to menopausal arthritis. You can buy it as tincture or you can take it as a dried extract.

There are many more beneficial herbs for menopause. The ones mentioned above are only the ones that I think are best. So if you don’t like any of those take a look at those great resources to find something that suits you better.

Written by RonaldMarbles

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