Menopausal herbs can ease the transition.
Plants contain a wide range of elements such as essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens that can help heal and keep people healthy at all stages of life.
This includes the stages of menopause.
Plant medicine and food doesn't work in the body the way drugs do.
Modern pharmaceuticals and hormones usually consist of one purified active ingredient which is then altered biochemically.
Whole foods and herbs contain active ingredients that often act synergistically with the body.
This is why some studies show that whole soy foods give better results than capsules or pills containing isolated soy isoflavones.
Western medicine typically tries to target a symptom or illness with a single drug. Herbs and food on the other hand will work to balance the body on a number of different levels.
One might use many different herbs to regulate the menstrual cycle. Such herbs are soy foods, ground flaxseed, dong quai, and chasteberry.
A combination of herbs are commonly used as a perimenopausal tonic. Herbs help balance the endocrine system which is very beneficial to menopausal women.
Herbs work best when they are part of a proper diet and exercise plan.
Natural menopause treatment with herbs and food remedies
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All plants contain phytonutrients. These are unique substances produced during the natural course of plant growth.
Phytonutrients play therapeutic roles by modifying physiological processes in the body. This is the basis of botanical medicine.
Phytochemicals are found in cruciferous vegetables. These substances convert potent estrogens into weaker carcinogenic forms. High consumptions of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli) is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer, breast tenderness, and bloating, all of which are related to high estrogen levels.
The following herbs have been studied the most when it comes to herbal menopausal treatment.
This is just a short list. There are many otherherbs for menopause such as peony, hops, motherwort, and false unicorn root.
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