An Herbal Approach To Dealing With Menopause

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Menopause is a transitional phase that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. The change is usually accompanied by a handful of symptoms, which vary in intensity and duration from woman to woman.

Highlights

  • Shatavari can also ease symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and stress
  • Ashwagandha mitigates symptoms like heavy bleeding

In the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda, menopause is viewed as a transitional imbalance, instead of a disease. Menopause is defined as the period of transition from the Pitta dominant stage of life to Vata dominant period of life. And since Vata dosha is associated with the element of air and space, the symptoms of menopause is primarily related to Vata imbalance.

A few symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, and insomnia. To help alleviate these symptoms and ensure the transition happens smoothly and without discomfort, here’s a list of a few wonder herbs.

Shatavari

It has been used in Ayurveda for centuries as a female reproductive tonic. It the perfect herb for menopausal women who suffer from low natural estrogen levels as a result of menopause. Shatavari can also ease symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and stress.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, one of Ayurveda’s super herbs, does wonders to balance the high levels of estrogen over progesterone. This herb is also known to mitigate the symptoms of menopause like heavy bleeding, mood swings, hot flashes, anxiety and stress. It also doubles as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

How To Have These Herbs

  • Mix ½ tsp of Shatavari powder and ½ tsp of Ashwagandha powder with 1 ½ tsp of honey.
  • Mix it well until it forms a thick paste.
  • Take this paste twice a day – one tbsp after breakfast and one after post lunch.
  • Follow with half glass warm water.

These herbs and supplements offer a healthy, natural way to alleviate menopause symptoms. To know more about incorporating these herbs in your daily life, talk to a Jiva doctor today, dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

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