Herbs for Hot Flushes

Feeling Flushed? Herbs to the Rescue

 

According to a 2010 study published in Menopause, The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, the severity of menopausal hot flashes may be decreased with the use of St. John’s wort. This herb joins a growing number of plant-based alternative remedies – including black cohosh, red clover and ginseng – that are being studied to alleviate this uncomfortable companion to menopause. “Alternative remedies for menopausal symptom relief is an option for women who cannot take estrogen prescription treatment,” says Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based Dr. Margery Gass, executive director of the North American Menopause Society (http://www.menopause.org). “In general, herbs and plants have not been so effective as hormone therapy, but not everyone seeks total relief of hot flashes. Many women are content with having a noticeable decrease in hot flushes.”

 

Find out more here: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/womenshealth/Feeling_Flushed_Herbs_to_the_Rescue.html

 

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