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Natural Remedies for Menopause

What Natural Remedies Can I Take For Menopause?

Natural Remedies for MenopauseMenopause can be very disruptive in the lives of women who experience hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms. Hormone therapy scares have led many women to seek natural remedies for menopausal symptoms such as osteoporosis and postmenopausal cardiovascular disease.

Alternative therapies for irritability and depression during menopause are also being explored. Below are some remedies that are believed to alleviate menopausal side effects:

Soy –

Scientific tests show that bone density is increased and depression, irritability, and hot flashes are lessened. Although soy can decrease some symptoms associated with menopause, large amounts must be ingested for it to be completely effective.

Natural Progesterone –

Extracted from plant sources, “natural” progesterone has been widely used to treat menopausal symptoms, but no scientific evidence exists to prove its effectiveness.

Fish Oils –

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil can be a positive component in preventing cardiovascular disease in menopausal women. You can get it through the consumption of fish or via a fish oil capsule if it’s more convenient.

Magnesium –

Studies have found that the use of magnesium significantly increases bone mineral density in both the elderly and menopausal women.

Evening Primrose Oil –

Commonly used to treat symptoms associated with menopause, Evening Primrose Oil may reduce hot flashes and depression.

Black Cohosh –

An herb that’s used extensively in Europe to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

Exercise –

Women who exercise regularly are found to suffer from menopausal symptoms much less than sedentary women.

Red Clover –

An herb that is sometimes used to prevent cardiovascular disease in menopausal and post-menopausal women.

Nnaural remedies have been used for centuries to treat menopausal symptoms in women. While these therapies can be effective, be sure to consult with your health care professional before you begin such treatment – especially if you suffer from another condition that might be adversely affected.

 

Alternative therapies for irritability and depression during menopause are also being explored. Below is an all-natural herbal remedy that has been used for many years to alleviate menopausal without side effects:

 

MellowPause™ Daily for Hormonal Balance Support
Herbal supplement for hormonal balance during perimenopause and menopause.

Uses: Supports reproductive and overall systemic health during menopause*
Supports hormonal balance.
Supports a calm mood.
Supports restful sleep.

Maintains balanced energy levels.

What is MellowPause?

MellowPause is a safe, non-addictive, natural herbal formula containing a selection of herbs to support hormonal balance during perimenopause and menopause. Specially formulated for women by a Clinical Psychologist, MellowPause has been used for many years as a tonic for the female reproductive system during the common process of menopause. MellowPause supports overall systemic health without compromising health or risking serious side effects. Learn More

 

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Are Herbal Remedies Safe To Use for Children Common Health Problems?

FOCUSFirst, to answer the title question – are herbal remedies safe to use for children common health problems? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that it depends on the herb and the problem the child is having.

When it comes to giving herbs to our children, many are uncertain and concerned. After all, children’s bodies are smaller than ours, so how do you know the right dosage? Following are some brief guidelines on giving herbs to children.

When in Doubt, Give Less

If you are unsure of a dosage, give the smallest possible dose. You can adjust the dosage to fit your child’s weight – the adult dose is usually for a 150-pound adult, so a 25-pound child would receive 1/6th the dose.

However, if you aren’t sure, err on the side of less. Remember, less is often more when it comes to herbal remedies.

Herbal Preparations Aimed at Kids May or May Not Be Effective

There are controversial studies regarding the effectiveness of herbs in many children’s remedies. However, remedies and blends sold specifically for children are generally safe.

There are herbs that are generally considered safe for children and are still quite effective. Here is a list of some of those herbs.

* Chamomile – Peter Rabbit’s mother was right – chamomile tea does help calm the nerves. As long as your child does not have a ragweed allergy (the chamomile flower is related to ragweed), this soothing tea can be taken at regular strength by young children. You can also brew up some chamomile tea and mix small amounts of it in the child’s regular drinks during the day to help calm nerves and anxiety. Many children enjoy chamomile sweetened with a little honey or stevia.

* Mints – Peppermint and spearmint are safe herbs that are helpful for children. For one thing, peppermint and spearmint taste good and can help flavor other teas that may not taste as good. Mint teas can help soothe digestion and are quite safe for children. Again, honey and stevia make good sweeteners.

* Lemon Balm – This lemony herb makes a delicious beverage, hot or iced. It is quite safe, but also quite effective – it’s antiviral and helps soothe and calm. It promotes sleep as well. This is an herb that can be brewed into a “lemon-balm-ade” and drunk through the day, or it can be brewed hot and enjoyed with honey.

* Fennel – This time-honored remedy for colic in babies is considered a safe herb for children. Brewed into a tea, fennel seeds help digestion and soothe the stomach. It has been shown in studies to be as effective as commercial gas relief drops. It tastes a bit like licorice and makes a pleasant tea.