Plant remedies for menopause



PHYTOTHERAPY: Herbal remedies for menopause

The role of phytotherapy in the treatment of the menopause will focus in using those plants which objective will be:

- Plants rich in phytoestrogens that replace or reduce the use of hormone replacement (HRT = hormone replacement therapy) This type of therapy is to provide synthetic hormones to correct the loss of estrogen.

It has been widely criticized for thinking that this treatment can facilitate breast cancer. Although nothing is proven, doctors do not recommend hormone replacement to those patients who have a predisposition to this type of cancer and other patients with other problems such as varicose veins, poor circulation, tumors in the ovary, etc.

- Plants that avoid or diminish the negative symptoms that the period of the menopause entails.

Among all the plants we could mention the following:

Internal use

- Blackthorn: (Prunus spinosa) An infusion of half a teaspoon of dried flowers per cup of water for about 3 minutes is useful in disorders caused by menopause, both physical and mental, such as hot flushes, palpitations, or chills among the first, or depression, insomnia or general disinterest among the latter.

- Clover: (Trifolium pratense) Because of its content in formononetin, a phytoestrogen plant hormone that regulates the decompensation which occurs during menstruation and, especially in menopause, clover helps to alleviate the pains that normally accompany it, as well as other secondary factors that produce the loss of menstruation, such as vaginal dryness.

It also appears to influence the process of decalcification and heart problems that accompany menopause, as has been demonstrated in studies on the use of extracts of this plant. (Infusion of a teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water. A couple of cups a day.)

- Maca (Lepidium meyenii) The beneficial effects of maca during perimenopause and menopause are due to its revitalizing, mineralizing and libido increasing effects (1.5 g. maca daily, divided into 3 doses of 0.5 g., during a period of 30 days)

- Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) It can be helpful to alleviate the shortage of hormones that occurs during this period. At the same time can help ease many of the symptoms that occur during menstruation. (Eat alfalfa sprouts a few days before menstruation) (Available on the market as preparations in powder or tablets that can be taken for the same purpose in accordance with the terms of the patient's leaflet)

- Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)

- Nettle: (Urtica dioica) It stops bleeding and prevents the uncontrolled flow of blood. Very appropriate to treat hemophilia and disorders of menopause. (Fresh plant juice, obtained by crushing and sieving the plant pulp. The same can be obtained by buying it directly from health food stores or health food stores. Take half a cup a day, divided into morning and evening)

- Hamamelis: (Hamamelis virginiana) Internal use of this plant helps reduce hot flashes caused by menopause. (Infusion of a teaspoon of dried leaves per cup of water. Take a couple of cups a day)

- Yarrow (Achilea millefolium) Very useful for alleviating anxiety and nervousness at menopause as well as many other side effects typical of premenstrual syndrome. (Infusion of this plant half a teaspoon of chamomile and a half. 3 cups per day)

- Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Glycyrrhizin has the ability to regulate estrogen in women. Its use during menopause may improve its negative symptoms. (Take some pure standard preparation according to the terms of patient's leaflet) (See more details on its use and its toxicity in the general study of the plant)

- Passion flower (Passiflora caeurulea) Of particular interest to alleviate nerve problems associated with menopause or premenstrual syndrome that don't let you sleep at night or cause you bodily pain.

(Infusion of a couple of tablespoons of dried plant per half liter of water. Drink a couple of small cups a day) (Maceration of the desired amount of dry plant with the same amount of alcohol for a week. Filter and take about 25 drops per day)

- Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Like the previous one, it reduces nervousness and allows you to sleep better. (Infusion of about 15 grams of the root of this plant that is let to rest overnight.)

- Fenugreek: (Trigonella foenum - graecum) It increases the production of estrogens which is particularly useful in menopause. (Decoction of half a teaspoon of seeds in 1 liter of water. Drink a glass in the evening)

- Parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Miller) A.W. Hill) It increases the production of estrogens which is particularly useful in menopause. (Soak for 45 minutes a couple of glasses of parsley in a litter of boiling water. Turn off the cooker and let it rest for one hour. Drink a glass before intercourse) See the contraindications in the complete information on this plant.

- Red grapevine: (Vitis Vinifera L.)It is useful to treat excessive bleeding that sometimes occurs in menopause. (Mix 100 grams of red vine leaves with 50 grams of marjoram (Origanum majorana). Grind to a powder. Make an infusion for 10 minutes with a tablespoon of this mixture per cup of water. Drink 2 cups daily)

External use

- Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Sesame oil can be used like lubricant to facilitate intercourse.

- Nettle: (Urtica dioica) Against capillary weakness produced by the hormonal changes of menopause, one can test the regenerative effect of the nettle on the scalp and its ability to fight dandruff, seborrhea and other disorders related to hair loss.

For this reason, although nettle is not a miracle or an elixir for baldness, it can help prevent or delay its onset. (100 gr maceration. Nettle and dried rosemary in 1 liter of anise for 15 days. Rub on the scalp in the morning and before bedtime) (More information on hair loss)

- Avocado: (Persea americana) Menopause can help reduce collagen and produce dry skin. Avocado can be used externally because of its richness in vitamin D and vitamin E to stimulate collagen formation. It also contains saponins, which are a good balm for your skin.

(Make a mask with avocado pulp and keep it before going to sleep for half an hour on the face). Avocado, due to its vegetal fat content, is ideal for the treatment of normal skins, or dry ones, but it should not be applied on greasy skins. (More information on the care of dry skin)

Essential oil from plants for menopause:

The use of essential oil for massages before sex helps to relieve tension, reduce stress, allowing greater communication between the partners and increases their sexual desire.

Among others, we can use the following plants: rose, dog rose, mint, ilang-ilang, jasmine, sandalwood, orange blossom, lavender or clary sage. (More information on plants to increase sexual desire)

punto rojo More information on menopause and its natural treatment in the listing above.

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