Menopause is a tough time for women that can leave them struggling to continue with their normal daily activities. Menopause is a natural event of women’s life as they transit from reproductive to non-reproductive stage. The signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance can have a severe effect on women’s lives, for example the following signs and symptoms can be intolerable:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Brittle nails
- Burning tongue
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- A loss of libido
- Mood swings
Women having undergone hysterectomy, uterus removal, also experience such symptoms due to removal of functional organs of reproductive system.
A common practice to relieve menopausal symptoms is to administer hormone replacement therapy, which is not free from adverse effects. Therefore, women are turning to natural medicine in an attempt to have a safe alternative to synthetic steroidal hormones.
A natural selection of herbs at this time can help support the menopause transition while reducing symptoms naturally. Some of the widely recommended herbs for women’s health include:
Chaste tree fruit: Chaste tree shows measurable effect on women’s progesterone hormone levels. It helps to resolve menopause symptoms, particularly in respect of vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.
Soya seed: Dietary soy has gained much attention since reports of reduced menopausal discomfort and reduced morbidity incidence of several hormone-dependent diseases in soy eaters. Soy isoflavone is an estrogen-like constituent of soy that appears to be the key ingredient easing hot flashes. The women experienced a significant decline in their menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep difficulties after regular intake of Soya seed.
Ashoka tree bark: Ashoka – a Sanskrit term meaning one ‘without sorrow or grief’. It is an excellent female tonic for the healthy reproductive system. It is an herb of choice for female health. The plant is useful to manage uterine abnormalities, menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding), amenorrhea, painful periods, and disorders of the menstrual cycle. Ashoka helps regulate the hormone function as well as supports the nervous system, helps to reduce pain and distress during menopause.
Shatavari root: It is known source of phytoestrogens and is effective in reducing adverse menopausal symptoms. Has effectiveness in alleviating the symptoms in and postmenopausal period. It helps to reduce hot flashes, improves memory, increases libido, and reduces anxiety also helps the body cope with stress during menopause. It also helps to minimize risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is a versatile female tonic helps to rejuvenate woman’s body during menopausal phase.
Amala Fruit: Reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol, prevents insulin resistance in postmenopausal women. In Ayurveda, Amala is considered as the best rejuvenative herb.
Maca: It may be the ultimate natural HRT. Unlike some herbs and phytoestrogens maca does not try to mimic estrogen in your body. Yet it can actually increase the body’s production of estrogen, if your levels are too low. And unlike HRT, which may cause a rise in cholesterol, such as triglycerides, maca has been shown to help lower unhealthy HDL cholesterol and increase healthy HDL cholesterol in menopausal women.
An herbal supplement made with a combination of potent herbs is made available by Charak in the form of Menoease to help women’s transition through this difficult time.
Menoease supports this crucial transition period from perimenopause to postmenopause. Menoease provides the unique blend of active herbal extracts of Soy, Chaste tree, Asoka, which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and the normal functioning of the nervous system thereby improving physical and mental well-being.
Menoease offers non-hormonal approach to achieve the best prophylaxis for relief from menopausal symptoms without ill effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Menoease promotes physical and emotional comfort in menopausal and post-menopausal stages. Menoease assists in combating occasional sleeplessness, minor mood swings and hot flashes. It relieves anxiety, irritability and fatigue in menopause women.