Dealing with menopause is no walk in the park fatigue, hot flashes , depression and vaginal dryness are a few of the bothering hormone imbalance symptoms connected with the change. Mainly caused by estrogen and testosterone deficiencies, hormonal imbalance is common for women entering menopause. To help alleviate the bothering symptoms of menopause resulting from hormonal imbalance, many women are turning to homeopathy, which works to stimulate an individual's self-healing response. Read on to find some homeopathic remedies to help combat hormonal imbalance during menopause.
Commonly referred to as the "female herb", dong quai (angelicia sinensis), has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to help stabilize female hormone levels including estrogen and progesterone.
Dong quai works by balancing hormone levels, enhancing estrogen when levels fall and competing with estrogen when levels become too high. In addition, this ancient herb has been used to help relieve allergies, anemia, high blood pressure and digestive disorders. However, for safety concerns dong quai should not be used by people with bleeding disorders or taking anticoagulants.
Believed to help the soul in Ancient Chinese culture, ginseng has been traditionally used as a preventative medicine. Due to its phytoestrogenic properties, it can help alleviate hormonal imbalance because phytoestrogens mimic the effects of estrogen within the female body. This helps to increase estrogen levels in the body. Ginseng also works as an adaptogen to increase stamina and energy levels. It is used to help correct sexual dysfunction and other symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, insomnia, and memory loss.
Renowned for its medicinal properties, red clover is used to treat a variety of problems from eczema to blood disorders. The isoflavones in red clover mimic estrogen levels within the body, helping to balance the body's estrogen in menopausal women. These isoflavones are believed to have the strongest effects on menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
In addition, many studies have touted this herb's ability to improve bone and cardiovascular health while promoting anti-carcinogenic properties. Hormones play a vital role in every woman's health and well-being. Using natural remedies to promote hormonal balance during menopause can help improve not only reproductive but overall health.
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