Menopause | Natural Remedies to Treat Menopausal Symptoms


Menopause symptoms are caused by fluctuating hormone levels in the female reproductive system and these can be very irritating however 70% of women bear these symptoms while approaching menopause but their effect can be reduced if not completely avoided by using natural remedies. Generally menopause symptoms start to show up in the age around 40, this stage is called pre-menopause and gradually these symptoms get more and more intense as woman gets closer to menopause.

Some common symptoms of menopause are hot and cold flashes, these are sudden and passing waves of heat or warmth experienced in the body and in some cases may even cause redness on face and upper body. Night sweating is also experienced by most of the women in which woman perspires heavily in the night while asleep. These two symptoms generally accompany each other. Vaginal dryness is another symptom associated with menopause causing atrophy of female genitals making it rough and thin. This can also make genitals prone to yeast and bacterial infections.

Irregular menstrual cycle is common symptom of menopause where a female sometimes have very short period of bleeding and on another cycle may have heavy bleeding. In some cases woman skip periods and do not have any bleeding on date. Mood swings are also evident as a woman approaches menopause these mood swings are temporary but make the behavior of the woman very unstable.

Hair loss, loss of concentration, memory lapses can happen to any person but if accompanied by other symptoms of menopause are caused due to hormonal fluctuations in the body of female. Fatigue, dizziness, weight gain, incontinence and brittle nails can be symptoms of many medical conditions and they can be evident in woman approaching menopause too. Some other related symptoms of menopause are change in body odor, more severe headaches, breast pain or softness, aching joints etc but these symptoms alone are not clear evidence of menopause unless accompanied by other symptoms too.

These are the most common natural menopause remedies:

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is a herb that can effectively treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, inability to sleep (insomnia) and anxiety. It is considered as one of the most effective menopause remedies and can be taken by boiling its roots and making a tea out of it. Most commonly, it is taken as an oral supplement because finding a Black Cohosh would be difficult.


Apart from being known to be effective in treating and preventing other known diseases, ginseng has also been known to treat menopausal symptoms such as headaches and insomnia. It can be taken as a beverage (tea) or can be taken in capsule forms. It is one of the known effective menopause remedies that’s why it is most often used even as an alternative to coffee and other common beverages, or included as an ingredient in many beverages nowadays.

St. John’s Wort

Pharmacologically, St. John’s Wort is used to treat depression. Since menopause can also contribute to emotional instabilities, it may lead to a person being depressed. In this light, St. John’s Wort is also used to treat menopause related depression and mood swings.

Red Clover

Red Clover is known as a popular menopause remedy because it mimics the actions of estrogen, the hormone of women. Estrogen, as we all know, is responsible for the woman’s secondary sex characteristics. This hormone also falls short when menopause happens. Since red clove contains phytoestrogens, it lets the body adapt to the decline of the said hormone and relieves headaches, night sweats and the like. It also lessens the possibility of having breast cancer.

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Vitamins and Minerals

Since the body’s essential hormones start to decline with the onset of menopause, some menopause remedies may come in the form of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, C and E to keep our skin healthy and most importantly Calcium since Calcium and Estrogen have similar actions. This is also one reason why women who are already in the menopausal stage are prone to developing osteoporosis.

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