Natural Remedies for Menopause
Acts as natural HRT with only positive side effects. Helps to maintain a balance of hormones in the body. Beneficial for weak nervous system, whereas the more stimulating Maca is often more suitable for the more robust. The Trobiand islanders, who attribute much of their radiant health to its regular consumption, regard it with reverence. Wild Yam
like all super-foods, has a broad potential range of action, seeming almost too good to be true, yet its sphere of action has a unique character, which differentiates it from other super-foods. Its main area of action is hormonal.
It supplies nutrients, which rapidly enable our endocrine glands to produce a complex array of hormones. Yam contains plant hormone precursors which help in the production and balancing of progesterone and oestrogen. The essence of the action of yam appears to be in facilitating the production of a substance, which has the shortened name DHEA, 'the mother of hormones'. American doctors are finding DHEA useful in treating menopausal problems. Wild Yam is a herb/food, as much for that helps to maintain well being and optimum functioning from maturity through to a graceful old age.
offers a natural solution to symptoms to both PMS and menopause. Calcium and magnesium are well known for their beneficial effects on the female endocrine system. Maca is a good source for both of these important minerals and is a very rich source of iodine, which is also important for the endocrine system due to its effect on the thyroid.
Gabriel Cousens MD says, "Whenever possible, I prefer to use maca therapy rather than hormone replacement therapy because HRT actually ages the body diminishing the hormone producing capability of the glands. Maca has proven to be very effective with menopausal patients in eliminating hot flashes and depression and in increasing energy levels".
You can use either Yam or Maca, and some women get on better with one than the other
is a natural treatment for menopausal symptoms and sex hormones and is essential for oestrogen production; Boron
can have a rapid effect in helping menopausal women. Sex drive may return within just a few days sometimes after it has been absent for years, and a rapid reduction in hot flushes. Minerals and trace-elements get to the ‘bottom of things' so to speak, they are often the missing link and can be extremely effective. Boron raises the level of natural sex hormones in the body, and so would eliminate the need for HRT or Hormone replacement therapy states Dr. Newnham. Zinc
is also important for sex hormones for both sexes.
has been used traditionally in herbal medicine for both menopausal and period problems. It is excellent for stress and this deep, broad acting, yet calming herb should be considered as a regenerative aid to health, in many cases. Its other main actions include a kind of systemic action on the glandular system, helping to redress hormonal imbalance, including the pancreas.