Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms
There are many safe and effective natural remedies for women who are suffering with symptoms of menopause. The most popular, Black Cohosh is a popular alternative to estrogen replacement therapy in menopausal women. Black Cohosh is a phytoestrogen (estrogen found in plants) and Black Cohosh is believed to work by helping to offset the decreasing amounts of estrogen found in the body during menopause. Health officials in both Britain and Germany have recognized this herb for its ability to mimic estrogen in the body. Black Cohosh helps to relieve other hormone-related symptoms that cause discomfort to both menopausal and premenstrual women, including depression, headache, and cramping. The root of this plant can also fight excess water retention by acting as a diuretic, and help inhibit the growth of painful fibroids in the breast and uterus by reducing the amount of estrogen available to these sites.
Isoflavones are compounds in plants that have estrogen-like properties and are called phytoestrogens. Many of the isoflavones have phytoestrogenic properties. Considerable interest has focused on the use of soy-based products, isolated soy isolates as estrogen substitutes in postmenopausal women, especially to inhibit loss of bone mass as occurs in menopause. DC Super Iso Soy contains pure and natural isoflavones.
Another natural remedy that has been used for years to help alleviate stress associated with menopause is Korean Ginseng. The main active ingredients of Korean Ginseng are ginsenosides. These are steroid-like phytochemicals that have properties which give ginseng the ability to counter the effects of stress. DC Menopausal Formula, contains Black Cohosh, Isoflavones, Korean Ginseng and wild Mexican yam, as well as several other important ingredients.
The active ingredients found in wild Mexican yam root is remarkably similar to progesterone. In fact, for a number of years following this discovery, wild Mexican yam root was the primary source for the production of progesterone and other hormones. Some studies suggest that wild yam may provide benefits for treating menstrual cramps, hot flashes and headaches associated with menopause. DC Menopausal Formula contains wild Mexican yam.
Trifolium pretense, also called Red Clover also has been used by women seeking alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for relief of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause.