Monday, October 22, 2007

Herbal Remedies For Menopause Symptoms

Many women just don't like the idea of hormone replacement therapy for their menopause experience. Some women just don't do well with it while others are looking for a more natural way to go. Herbal therapy is one way a lot of women are looking at. Now it's known that the symptoms of menopause can be alleviated with herbal therapy.

If your facing menopause, read this and see if herbal therapy is something you might want to try.

Infections Bladder and pelvic region are known for recurring infections. Herbal remedies can be a fantastic way to control and prevent these when you follow the directions. However, anytime you have an infection you must see your doctor. The herb Echinacea can help build a strong immune system, which is extremely helpful during menopause and is not toxic when directions are followed. Bearberry or Uva Ursi comes from an evergreen bush and has been used as a bladder infection treatment for some time now, It's also used as a gentle urinary antiseptic. Do not take Bearberry or Uva Ursi for more than seven days in a row.

Memory Loss / Forgetfulness One menopause symptom that may be a little more fearful than others is loss of memory. It's really tough to go through this period and feel like you can't remember things when you want to. If your interested in improving your memory, try gingko biloba. Gingko is an herb that is not toxic and works to help activate the brain. China has used it for many years and it can also be very helpful with PMS symptoms and mood swings.

Hot Flashes Hot flashes don't just come as hot flashes, they come along with nausea, headaches and anxiety making it incredibly unbearable at times throughout menopause. Black cohosh, sometimes called Rattle weed, Squawroot, Black snakeroot, is an herbal treatment to help contain hot flashes. It's normally found in North American forests. Traditionally, the first American Indians boiled the Black cohosh into a tea and drank it for many illnesses. Seems to be very safe when following directions.

Bottom line is, if you decide not to go with hormone replacement for your menopause symptoms, there's no need to suffer. Let me say it again, there's no need to suffer. Now days many doctors are well versed in herdal remedies. Talk to your doctor and ask about interaction of any drugs you are taking with the herbs your thinking about taking. You can usually find these herbs at a drug stores and health food stores. The pill form of these herbs has become very popular. However, home brewing fresh herbs may be more effective.

Carlie Edwards publishes online articles & useful information for Women. For info on Menopause visit Menopause Symptoms For a variety of related topics visit Health-And-Beauty-Worx.Com

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