by Christina Sarich
December 29th, 2013
When a woman reaches her prime years, she may start to experience the symptoms that accompany great changes in her hormonal activity. During both perimenopause and menopause, a woman can undergo the decline of estrogen, as well as changes in progesterone and testosterone levels. This can lead to moodiness, cramping, a dampened libido, hot flashes, weight gain, and bloating, as well as copious other symptoms.
- 1. Black Cohosh – This herb is very effective at lessening hot flashes and regulating the overall hormonal system of women. It’s been used extensively in Europe since the 1950s to help women through their entire reproductive life cycle. It can also help to initiate labor in pregnant women.
- 2. DHEA – Want to kick start that libido again? As we age past 30, the natural levels of DHEA in our bodies decline. Not only can it make you more amorous, but it might suppress shot flashes as well.
- 3. Ginseng – Is menopause getting you down? Ginseng can help to boost mood while also improving your memory and helping to elevate energy levels.
- 4. St. John’s Wort – Another great mood booster that eliminates sleepless nights, anxiety, moodiness and other unwanted menopause symptoms.