Live Your Best Life: 5 of the Most Helpful Herbs for Curbing Menopause Symptoms
Oh, the joys of womanhood! And then, along comes the merriment of menopause, a truly unforgettable and unavoidable time of life for every woman.
The symptoms that tag along with this magical phase, including hot flashes, mood swings, a slower metabolism, the emergence of belly fat, and more can make life just a bit more annoying than usual. But thankfully, there’s a solution, so you can live your best life without the menopausal setbacks.
We’re here to tell you that you don't have to go through menopause dealing with all of this because there are a number of different organic herbs that can help curb these symptoms and side effects.
Using an all-natural approach is one way to ensure that you end up looking and feeling your best, no matter what menopause throws at you.
So, what herbs do you need to pencil onto your shopping list? Let’s take a look!
1) Black Cohosh
Also known as rattleweed, black bugbane, and snakeroot, black cohosh is an herb that comes from a plant related to the buttercup. With a long history of usage, black cohosh is one of the best-known options when it comes to treating aches and pains, coughs, and most importantly, menstrual issues and menopause symptoms.
Black cohosh can help prevent or minimize the effects of night sweats and hot flashes. It can also relieve vaginal dryness, prevent irritability, and stabilize mood swings. With all this, it’s clear there's a reason why this herb has been in use for centuries!
2) Red Clover
Red clover, an herb that comes from the flowering plant of the same name, has been used in herbal medicine for many years. Made from the flowers of that plant, red clover contains a natural substance called phytoestrogens, which, as you can imagine, is similar to estrogen, the hormone that fluctuates and then drops drastically in the body during menopause.
Adding estrogen back into your system via red clover has many benefits including making sex less painful, stabilizing your moods by preventing those quick mood swings, and even helping your body get rid of that annoying bloating, because it acts as a diuretic, ridding your system of excess water. What woman doesn’t like to say goodbye to bloating?
3) Ginkgo Leaf
There's just something about knowing that the herb you're taking is from a species of tree that has been around for over 290 million years that makes it feel special.
Yes, the ginkgo tree (also known as the maidenhair tree) has been around for that long – and it's been used for holistic purposes for quite some time. But what can this special ginkgo leaf do to help women with their menopause symptoms?
Well, like red clover, ginkgo contains phytoestrogens, which level out the estrogen in your body. On top of helping with mood swings, thanks to that increase in estrogen, ginkgo biloba (another name for ginkgo leaf) can also help improve your memory.
4) Licorice Root
Let’s be honest, hot flashes are one symptom of menopause that everyone wishes they could send packing. Thankfully, there's a solution in licorice root.
The herb, made from the literal roots of the licorice plant, contains compounds that can significantly reduce hot flashes. In addition, it can raise estrogen levels in the body (one of the hormones that drops when menopause kicks in), and help eliminate other symptoms as well, like night sweats.
Licorice root has been used for thousands of years in order to regulate women's hormones, and scientific studies have proven its effectiveness, making it one of the top herbs to reach for as you walk down the grocery store aisle.
Though it sounds a little funny, rooibos is an herb that's commonly made into a form of tea. It is made from the leaves of the red bush plant. Also known as a member of the Fabaceae plant, it grows in South Africa and other warm climates.
This tea is heralded for many things, including the fact that it lacks the high amounts of tannins found in other forms of tea, making it healthier for you. Plus, rooibos can help boost your metabolism, since it contains aspalathin, an antioxidant that is known to reduce fat storage in the belly region, which is an unwanted side effect that is often spurred by menopause. And let’s face it, we all want to shrink any fat that decides to settle on our mid-sections.
And there you have it! These 5 simple herbs can truly help curb your menopausal symptoms and get you back to living your best life. Want them all in one delicious cup? Reach for our Menopause Support Tea which helps balance your hormones, curb those unwanted side effects, and give you a new zest for loving the skin you’re in!