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Menopause treatment with herbs

Useful herbs to treat menopause symptoms

Herbal treatment of menopause symptoms

Many women going through menopause do not require treatment as they experience few symptoms. However, if menopausal symptoms affect quality of life, a number of natural based herbal remedies can be considered.

This page provides you with information on how you can use herbs to treat menopausal symptoms. It is intended as a guide – if you are worried about your health or suffer severe symptoms, you should consult your doctor.

Many symptoms of menopause can also benefit from tweaks to your diet or lifestyle. For more information, see our page on Tips for a Healthy Menopause.

Sage for menopausal hot flushes and night sweats

Sage, or Salvia officinalis, is well known as a kitchen or culinary herb. It is traditionally used as a stuffing for roasts, but it also has another long-standing use as a herb to help combat excessive sweating during menopause.

Sage is rich in essential oils and this is the reason it gives off a strong scent. These oils also form an important part in the plant’s medicinal function. Today, sage extracts are well known and widely used for their ability to help relieve the symptoms of menopausal sweats and hot flushes.

Find out more about using Hot flushes and night sweats tablets as a menopause treatment