Natural Remedies to Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Where to TurnMenopause symptoms can turn your life upside down and finding relief is often a challenge.

Following are a few natural remedies  from our expert contributor to help you relieve certain menopause symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, and breast tenderness.

Black Cohosh

This wonderful herb has been made popular by perimenopausal (defined as the ten year period before menopause kicks in) women and menopausal women. When taken regularly, black cohosh can reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes, reduce headaches , calm nerves, increase energy, alleviate water retention and help treat incontinence. It is also a great aid in helping to combat menopausal depression. The herb needs to be taken regularly to be most effective and the suggested frequency is to take black cohosh three times a day.

Menopause Symptom Relief

Breast tenderness:  Take a cabbage leaf and crunch it in your hand.  Put it in your bra for 20 minutes to reduce inflammation-cabbage has an anti-inflammatory and cooling affect.

Hot flashes:  Take red clover tea (contains a high level of phytoestrogen that helps regulate the biochemistry in a females body) or oat straw tea (excellent source of calcium, iron, phosphorous and B vitamins) – both teas are high in the nutrients and vitamins women are usually low in during menopause.

Herbs that help:

  • Chasteberry: regulates hormones and helps consistent menstruations and moods.
  • Sage (liquid form): helps with irritated nerves and headaches that you get when not menstruating.
  • Mother’s wart: helps with gloominess and relieves depression and nervousness.

Sara Chana, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Birthing Instructor, Classical Homeopath and Herbalist

2 Comments

  1. avigael

    i didnt know about Black Cohosh.sounds great!

  2. Hi Avigael, Yes, Black Cohosh has helped many women through menopause. Here’s another great article with more information – http://www.hormones-beauty-health.com/skin-care/menopause/the-scoop-on-black-cohosh-for-menopause-symptoms/.

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