The Signs

Forget about finding a cure for menopause because it is a completely natural occurrence like puberty Menopause signals the end of a woman’s life cycle. Menopause comes with it the slowing and eventual cessation of menstruation, diminishment of breast size and density, and the elimination of hormones associated with child bearing. It is accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal dryness, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis, and erratic moods.

If you are uncomfortable with hormone replacement treatment, you may wish to try a natural remedy for menopause. The following are some of the herbs used to help you transit smoothly into menopause.

Dong Quai

Dong Quai is used in Chinese natural healing to treat many women’s health issues such as menstrual cramps premenstrual symptoms, and menopause symptoms. Although its effectiveness has not been verified by the FDA.


Shatavari is also particularly useful as a natural menopause remedy for hot flashes. Since it is a natural diuretic, you are recommended to re-supply your potassium intake by eating bananas and orange juice to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Black Cohosh Root

It was used in the original Lydia Pinkham tablets during the turn of the century. It’s a general “cure all” for menopause, relieving hot flashes, headaches, irritability, vaginal dryness and insomnia. It has few, if any, side effects and is tolerated quite well.

Soy Isoflavones

This substance is derived from soy beans and their by-products like tofu and soy milk. Soy acts as a natural mild form of estrogen, particularly useful among women to choose not to use prescription hormone replacement. Herbalists recommend eating soy-containing food over taking soy pills or capsules. However, it should not be used if you have a history of breast cancer.

Natural menopause remedies are generally safe and non-toxic if used correctly. These products are available on-line, in natural health and food stores, and in many major supermarkets. For more information on herbs for menopause, please visit

Source by Lilian Chia

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