The benefits of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms

An explanation of the effect of herbs on menopausal symptoms.

The herbBupleurum is shown to support healthy neuronal activity to help relieve anxiety, insomnia, irritability, depression, and hot flushes during menopause – especially when symptoms are exacerbated by stress.6 The herb eases the stress response and supports healthy levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and GABA. These effects help soothe irritability, improve mental focus and manage daytime hot flushes.

Rehmannia is another herb for relieving menopausal symptoms,7 especially more severe hot flushes and night sweats. Rehmannia is associated with increasing estrogen activity,8 reducing neuronal inflammation9 and promoting healthy bone metabolism.10 Rehmannia and Zizyphus, are cooling anxiolytic, to help reduce anxiety, sweating and to improve sleep quality.11 ConsiderRehmannia Consider these herbs for menopausal symptoms of night sweats, fatigue, anxiety, low libido, vaginal dryness and for those women with osteoporotic risk.

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5 Morrison JH, et al. Estrogen, Menopause, and the Aging Brain: How Basic Neuroscience Can Inform Hormone Therapy in Women. The Journal of Neuroscience, October 11, 2006, 26(41):10332-10348

6 Park SW et al. Antidepressant like effects of the Traditional Chinese medicine kami-shoyo-san in rats. Psychiatry ClinNeurosci; 2007; 61(4):401-6

7 Zhang JQ, Zou DJ. Changes of leukocyticoestrogen receptor levels in patients with climacteric syndrome and the therapeutic effects of LuweiDihuang pills. CJM 1995;1(1):9-12

8 Ma Y, Zhou WX, Cheng JP. Study on effect and mechanism of liuweidihuang decoction in modulating hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis in senescence accelerated mice model. ZhongguoZhong Xi Yi Jie He ZaZhi. 2004; 24(4):325-30