Some women face lot of trouble during menopause while some may not have any sort of problem at all, however herbs can reduce the trouble and botheration caused due menopausal side effects. Medical experts believe that diet and lifestyle play a big role in defining the state of health of a woman during menopause. Most of the time women experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, vaginal infections, irregular menstrual cycle, and pain in lower abdomen which may be sudden and short while sometimes mild but for longer duration. Some women also suffer from white vaginal discharge odorless and painless mostly but can be painful in some cases.
Most of the problems during menopause are caused due to hormonal imbalance in the body and most of the herbs treated as effective in alleviating the situation are good hormonal balancers or rich sources of estrogen. Herbs like licorice root is a good estrogenic herb and a powerful adrenal stimulant which helps in controlling side effects of menopause like hot flashes and deficiency of estrogen in the body. False unicorn roots are extremely good estrogen regulators and are used as corrective herb for women, it works directly on uterus and ovaries and helps the body in removing ovarian cysts. Black cohosh is another very effective herb for menopause due to its anti-rheumatic properties. This herb relieves hot flashes, muscular pain, cramps and congestion in the uterus and also it helps in controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.
Agnus cartus or chaste berry has been used as health tonic for female health since ages. This herb enhances functioning and health of pituitary gland which works very well for maintaining hormonal balance relieving most of the problems associated with menopause. Milk thistle is an excellent aid to liver, lack of hormonal balance in the body of a woman exerts extra pressure on the liver which in turn causes further problems, use of milk thistle helps in preventing liver exertion.
Dong qui is a Chinese herb which is now being used all over the world to relieve menopausal effects. Dong qui has phyoestrogens which bind to the estrogen receptors to promote secretion of estrogen hormone to resolve varied menopausal problems. Dong qui dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow which helps in relieving hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It also works as mild sedative which can promote sound sleep to nullify side effects of menopause like mood swings and stress. Maca root is an old and trusted herb used to treat side effects of menopause since a long time. This herb is an excellent hormonal balancer and promotes production of estrogen and progesterone hormones in the body to counter problems like vaginal dryness and hot flashes. It is also an excellent libido booster and is also treated as an effective herb to prevent memory lapses and osteoporosis in menopausal woman.
Gingko biloba is an excellent herb used for general well being as it improves blood circulation and oxygenation of cells in the body and promotes mental clarity, eradicate fatigue, depression and memory problems. These properties of gingko biloba make it an effective herb for alleviating side effects of menopause too.