Menopause treatment reviews have shown that herbal remedies and herbal menopause supplements have been used for years to provide relief from menopause symptoms. The most commonly used herbal menopause treatments include:
This is the main herbal menopause remedy or general menopausal symptoms. A herbal menopause supplement recommended by many experts is Femenessence which is considered to be a safe natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
Femenessence has been shown in trials to raise estrogen and progesterone levels – the two key hormones that fall at the time of perimenopause. This is one of the best herbal menopause remedies for hot flashes as it has shown in clinical trials to reduce hot flashes by as much as 84 reduction in menopausal symptoms.
Women report fewer hot flushes and night sweats, and improved sleep, energy levels, mood and libido. Femenessence works by stimulating the hormone-secreting glands in the body, such as the pituitary and adrenal glands. In the process, it also has a positive impact on your cholesterol levels and bone health. There are two types of Femenessence herbal menopause tablets – one for perimenopausal women (MacaLife) and one for post-menopausal women (MacaPause). The recommended dosage is 2 X 500mg capsules twice daily in the morning and evening.
This herb, also known as Glycyrrhiza Glabra and sarsaparilla root, the licorice root contains phytoestrogens. It can be used in conjunction with other herbs and brewed into herbal tea. However, this herbal menopause supplement can cause sodium retention and increases the risk of high blood pressure in some people.
Also known as Angelica Polymorphia, dong quai contains phytoestrogens and is considered in Traditional Chinese Medicine to be a harmonizing tonic. It has traditionally been used to treat female complaints such as heavy bleeding and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Also known as Salvia officianalis, this member of the mint family contains estrogenic substances that help relieve hot flushes and night sweats. You can try taking sage as a herbal menopause relief for hot flushes, especially if you have already tried Promensil and phyto soya capsules and they have not helped your hot flushes. The recommended dosage for safe leaf is 300-900mg in tablet form once daily.
This herb can significantly relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as irritability, mood swings, headaches, breast fullness, abdominal cramps and depression. It can also help with heavy periods. Results usually show within three cycles. Take 1000mg in tablet form once a day.
Also known as Epimedium, this plant has aphrodisiac properties and can help to revive a dwindling sex drive. Take 600mg in tablet form once daily.
This herb is moderately helpful in controlling hot flashes, particularly in conjunction with natural vitamin E.
Also known as Hypericum, this herb is used to treat depression. It is known to produce fewer side effects than conventional antidepressants. It may also help to increase libido. Consult your doctor if you are taking prescribed drugs before taking St John’s Wort. The recommended dosage is 900mg in tablet form once a day.
Black cohosh is used in menopause to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats. However, it is unsuitable for women with a family history of breast cancer, and it is also thought that black cohosh side effects include a negative impact on the liver. Hence, black cohosh is seldom used as a first line treatment for menopause symptoms.