Hot flushes can have a profound negative impact on your life and in some cases, lead to anxiety and depression.
Black Cohosh the herb that helps many women regain control of their lives.
There are literally thousands of ‘menopause’ advice posts and suggestions it is difficult to know which way to turn.
I experienced an early menopause at 47 due to a total hysterectomy that included the removal of my ovaries and cervix. The medical practitioners all advised me to take HRT, but I was reluctant due to family cancer history and really wanted to try a more natural way.
I struggled at first with irritability, erratic moods, insomnia, aches and pains and sweats both night sweats and embarrassing ‘Hot Flushes’.
Night after night I read and read again and then after some serious deep research had created myself my own natural menopause box of tricks.
There was a 20 day period from the day I had the hysterectomy until I started my natural menopause kit and within 30 days of taking my concoction I can honestly say I have never had a hot flush again. Now I write this post 14 years later and I no longer take any of my menopause kit, I stopped taking all the natural remedies 12 months after my hysterectomy. Some of my friends and clients who have taken my menopause kit of natural remedies have tried to stop yet symptoms have returned, so they have played around and reduced some of the items, and many feel overall wellbeing both in body and mind. They are all experiencing a natural onset menopause and still have ovaries in place which may be the reason they still present with some of the menopause symptoms when they decrease their kit.
I must stress, you and I have our own unique genetic makeup and DNA structure and therefore what worked for me may not work for you, but if you are feeling the frustrations I did, anything is worth a try.
So one of the life changer for me was Black cohosh. I read about this and delved deeper as it has so many conflicting reviews, but the fact it was a natural plant root, I gave it a shot; I was glad I did.
Black cohosh is a herb and it is the root that is used for medicinal purposes. Since 1950’s it has been traditionally used to treat many of the symptoms experienced during menopause including insomnia, sluggish mental function and digestive issues such as indigestion. As it has also been known to relax muscles those with anxiety report less episodes when taking Black cohosh daily. There is some scientific evidence to support the claims made by those who take the root on a daily basis for over a 30 day period. The main noticeable change is the decrease in ‘hot flushes’.
A word of warning though, if you have or have had any form of cancer, you must seek medical guidance prior to taking Black cohosh.