Are there herbs for hot flashes that can provide relief?

Herbs for hot flashes can help treat this as well as the other symptoms brought about by menopause, a natural part of the aging process that affects all women at some point in their lives.

One of the most common symptoms of menopause, hot flashes are sudden feelings of heat that are usually accompanied by a reddening of the face and sometimes sweating. An increase in heart rate might occur as well.

Hot flashes are usually experienced for a short period of time, but some women complain of them all the time, lasting for a number of years.

Four Great Herbal Hot Flash Treatments

Black Cohosh - also called squawroot, black cohosh contains compounds in its roots with powerful therapeutic properties. These compounds mimic the effects of estrogen, and as such fight PMS symptoms, menstrual cramps and hot flashes. It is a popular alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Wild Yam - a vine-like plant native to the eastern United States, wild yam extract contains isoflavones which relieve menopause symptoms, help maintain bone levels and reduce blood clotting.

Dong Quai - a small perennial herb native to China and Japan, dong quaireduces flushing and sweats, vaginal dryness and bladder weakness. Dong quai also contains phytoestrogens that can remedy menstrual irregularities.

Red Clover - Like wild yam, this herb contains isoflavones which help treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and sweats, loss of sexual desire and mood swings. Red clover could also play a role in osteoporosis prevention.

Are there supplements with all 4 in them?

We are often asked, "Does it make more sense to take individual herbs or a more comprehensive supplement with many different herbs and nutrients?"

It's a great question.  Most experts recommend that you take them all together for several reasons:

1. Taking each herb, vitamin and mineral separately could prove very costly as you would have to buy many different supplements.

2. Mixing and matching nutrients on your own could be dangerous to your health.

3. Many herbs and nutrients working together can offer more therapeutic benefits, often better than a single nutrient on its own.

4. All of these nutrients have to be balanced perfectly in order to be optimally effective.

We have found two great natural supplements that contain special herbs for women as well as other nutrients for female health and general wellness.

The first product is called Total Balance Women's and it is a high quality daily supplement that combines all of the herbs, vitamins and minerals for general wellness with specific ingredients that address female health issues.  You can think of this as a multivitamin geared towards women.

The second product is called Female Rejuvenator and it contains specific ingredients that help prevent/relieve PMS, ease menopause, reduce mood swings and restore natural hormone balance.

Several staff members as well as many of our visitors have used both of these products for several years and have been quite pleased with the results.  Take a look and see what you think about these two specialty supplements for women.

As with all health supplements, results vary from person to person so be sure to consult your physician or qualified herbal professional before taking any herbal supplements.

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