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Question does menopausal symptoms have you â€śdraggingâ€ť and feeling less than your usual self?Â Are you suffering from the dreaded hot flashes or other not menopausal discomforts? If your answer is yes to both questions let me introduce you to an herb for hot flashes that may bring you the relief you deserve.
LIFEROOT HERB RELIEVE HOT FLASH MISERY!
The herb is Liferoot.Â If you have never heard of this herb before now then join the club, so to speak, because I had no knowledge of the herb until I began my research on natural hot flash remedies.Â
This is what Iâ€™ve learned from my research and now I want to share the information with you. So hereâ€™s a bit about this herb. The herb is a perennial wild flower species of the daisy family of plants.Â Liferoot is a native North American species of the daisy family and has an extensive history as an herbal treatment for a variety of gynecological disorders.Â
From my research I gathered that Native Americans, namely the Catawba women, used the herb as a tea for women facing the pains of childbirth and to hasten labor.Â Also the colonist used the herb for similar purposes as a â€śfemale regulator,â€ť so to speak.
Â Liferoot has been commonly used for menstrual problems and menopausal discomforts.
Chasteberry Relief for Hot Flashes
Vitex (Chasteberry) â€“ Chasteberry has been reported, along with other hot flash herbs, to regulate and normalize hormone production. It is especially beneficial, and the herb has helped many women, to relieve the challenges and discomfort that come with menopause.Â Good news it isÂ also reported to lessen hot flashes.
What Studies Report
Studies confirmedÂ that Chasteberry, as well as other hot flash herbs,Â increase the production of lutenizing hormones, enhancing the progesterone cycle. Studies indicated it inhibits the release of the follicle-stimulating hormone, FSH, and normalizes the estrogen cycle.Â A scientific study using a tincture of dried vitex berries found that a month or two of using this herb normalized menstrual cycles and reduced flow. ChasteberryÂ has been found to be effective if taken over a prolonged period of time. The use of chasteberry was made popular by a German pharmaceutical firm in the 1950s. There are many hot flash herbs that may provide you with relief from your hot flashes.
Two Types of Herbs for Menopause Relief
Phytoestrogenic herbs contain components of estrogenic which is produced by plants.Â The estrogen from these herbs treats the hormonal imbalance by initiating the plant-based estrogens into the body.
Phytoestrogenic herbs have been used successfullyÂ to ease the discomfort significantly by the consummation of the photoestrogenic herb; as a result, the hormonal level is increased.
Non-estrogenic herbs are plants that do not have estrogen properties.Â As a result of menopause, the estrogen produced by the ovaries is reduced significantly.Â Because a womanâ€™s body is challenged with this lower estrogen level the discomforts of menopause set-in.Â Non-estrogenic herbs for menopause do not contain estrogen or hormones but stimulate hormonal production within the body.
Phytoestrogenic herbs used for menopause relief :
Non-estrogenic herb used for menopause relief:
Maca Â Â root which is gaining popularity these days for aiding in menopausal discomfort does not contain plant estrogens.Â However it assist the body by balancing out its existing hormone system and supports the product of hormones.Â Maca root is reported to contain large levels of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron as well as Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E.
Use of Â Maca root Â assist menopausal discomfort because it supports an increase and then a balance between estrogen and progesterone.Â The increase in estrogen reduces hot flashes, vaginal dryness and an added plus a heighten increase in the libido which could wane considerably during menopause.Â Additionally, Â Maca is also being touted as lessen the effect s of osteoporosis and memory loss often associated with menopause?
Please remember that it is always important to consult your medical practitionerÂ before beginning any remedies to make sure they wonâ€™t harm your health nor have any adverse effects. This information is for educational purposes.
Licorice has been used for many years to treat and stop hot flashes naturally and common discomforting symptoms of menopause.It has been viewed as one of the many hot flash herbs.
It is thought to reduce estrogen levels while raising progesterone levels and, similarly to Black Cohosh,has estrogenic qualities.
Licorice Root maybe a very beneficial herb for women in menopause. It contains phytoestrogens to alleviate hot flashes, can help with menopausal depression, mood swings andÂ fatigue.
WHAT IS LICORICE ROOT?
Licorice is a perennial herb, mostly grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. It has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western medicine. We all know licorice as a candy, but it has a lot of other beneficial uses. Among other things, it is a strong antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects.
The dried roots are made into supplements such as capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts.
OnÂ Relief forÂ Menopause Symptoms
Licorice root contains phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are estrogen hormone-like chemicals found in plants.
How Does Licorice Root Work?
Licorice contains a lot of different active compounds. The most important for menopausal signs and symptoms are the phytoestrogens
The herb’s key medicinal compound is glycyrrhizin. It appears to block the activity of a specific enzyme which subsequently increases the activity of cortisol. This causes mild adrenal stimulation.
Are There Any Side Effect? Before taking any hot flash herbs you may want to do your research.
According to the literature and the information by the National Institute of Health licorice contains an active compound called glycyrrhizin, which can cause high blood pressure, salt and water retention, and low potassium levels, which could lead to heart problems.
There are preparations without glycyrrhizin (DGL or De-glycyrrhizinated licorice) which may have fewer side effects.
If you are prone to high blood pressure, be careful when you take this herb. As always be safe and check with your health care provider before you start taking any supplements.
To Your Excellent Health!
Please remember that it is always important to consult your physician before beginning any remedies to make sure they wonâ€™t harm your health nor have any adverse effects. This information is for educational purposes only.