Hot flashes

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Hot flashes:

  • Black Cohosh
  • Red clover
  • Soy

Natural Cures and Remedies for Hot flashes

is considered the house of the emotions. When emotions run high, a person feels constrained or internalized, which creates a physical burden on the liver. Blue vervain is also helpful for head-aches and neck pain caused by extreme tension. Eases hot flashes and PMS Blue vervain has been used for centuries as an excellent women’s herb. ose su?ering from hot flashes will benefit from its cooling astringent properties. It can help balance progesterone levels, which typically drive PMS-C (premenstrual syndrome cravings disorder).

Supports hormone function in menopause Tra-ditionally black cohosh has been used as a women’s herb to support and balance hormone function and uterine health. In modern times, black cohosh has been put to the test—or lab, I should say. Studies show that black cohosh has an estrogenic e?ect and is supportive to certain conditions that are driven by estrogen defi-ciency, including menopause, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and reduction in the ability to climax with sexual interaction. Anything estrogenic raises red flags these days, and one concern has

Black Cohosh, Red clover, Soy

Balances bodily fluids Sage has a unique ability to balance fluids with the body, almost working in the way an alterative works—what is high it lowers and what is low it raises. Sage leaf’s astringent action constricts fluids if someone is excessively perspiring, such as from menopausal night sweats or hot flashes. It can be taken hot to open up the pores and allow constrained fluids to flow from the body, such as with fever or for those who have di?culty mounting a sweat. In traditional Chinese medicine, blood is related to tendon health, and western herbalists often use sage for the person whose tendons seem sinewy and dried up. In the stomach and intestines, sage works as an astringent to lessen damp accumu-lations that present as gas, bloating, loose stools, and decreased appetite.

e most common signs and symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, vaginal thinning and irritation, inability to climax, decreased sex drive, and disturbances in emo-tional health.

During the manopause, the need for vitamin E soars 10 to 50 times over that previously required. Hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of menopause often disappear when 50

Angela has two sets of symptoms here. The physical symptoms of vaginal dryness and hot flashes are probably due to a hormone imbalance. The emotional symptoms of anxiety and depression may be the result of a Serotonin dysfunction and therefore amenable to treatment with 5-HTP.