Herbs for Menopause

Licorice

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) contains natural estrogenic compounds. Licorice root may work just as well or even better than prescription medication or HRT. Like soy, licorice appears to reduce estrogen levels in women when they are too high and increase levels when they are too low. It can be very useful in treating many menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings. Try Morlife’s Licorice Zinga teabags, they contain licorice, organic rosehips (high in vitamin C), licorice root, withania and Siberian ginseng.

Pomegranate

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Pomegranate contains the widest variety of phytoestrogens. Pomegranate seed is a rich source of safe bioactive phytoestrogens. Pomegranate seed oil contains more estrogen than any other plant source. Pomegranate contains estrone, estradiol, estriol, apigenin and many more. Some are strong human identical hormones. Some are very weak phytoestrogens. It has been said that estrone rich pomegranate fruit may have the same effects as HRT.

Celery, dill, fennel, fenugreek and anise

Celery, dill, fennel, fenugreek and anise (aniseed) and star anise are mild estrogenic herbs. Due to their mix of gentle estrogenic compounds. A fennel and anise tea is good for relieving menopausal symptoms. Try Morlife’s Fenugreek Flow Teabags, with fennel, aniseeds and fenugreek or Chai IQ.

Ginsengfenugreek flow

Ginseng relieves hot flashes, moodiness, insomnia and is used in the treatment of menopause. Try Morlife’s Guarana Spirit Teabags with Peppermint tea, Siberian Ginseng root tea, Guarana extract, Cinnamon bark tea, L-Glutamine, Licorice root tea, Ginger root, Cinnamon bark, Licorice root and Black pepper extract.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh contains plant based estrogen offering relief of a wide variety of menopause symptoms. Try Morlife black cohosh tea.

Red Clover

Red clover contains phytoestrogens (estrogen like substances from plants) which are also found in soy. Try Morlife’s Ezziac tea which contains slippery elm, rhubarb, burdock root and red clover.

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red cloverGinkgo

Ginkgo is a brain stimulant that can help improve memory capacity and support cognitive function. It is a popular herbal remedy because of its beneficial effects in relieving some menopausal symptoms

Soy

Fluctuating levels of estrogen can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and headaches. Soy acts as a safer alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy which may produce unwanted side effects.

 

Cherries

Cherries contain melatonin, a substance found in the body, which helps regulate sleep.

 

 

 

References

Yeager, S 2007, The Doctors Book of Food Remedies: The Latest Findings on the Power of Food to Treat and Prevent Health Problems – From Aging and Diabetes to Ulcers and Yeast Infections, Rodale Inc., New York.

 

Recipe

Dill and Fennel Seed Crusted Fish and Grapefruit and Celery Salad

Ingredients

4 x180g fish steaks

2 tsp olive oil

Seasoned Salt
1 tbs salt
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tbs chopped dill

1 tsp fennel seeds

 Grapefruit and Celery Salad
2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
1 large ruby grapefruit, segmented
1 tbs dill sprigs

2 tbs olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. To make seasoned salt, pound all ingredients in a pestle and mortar to combine. Place mixture on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Cook for 15 minutes or until dried out. Cool completely. Pound again to make a fine salt.

3. To make salad, combined all ingredients in a bowl. Season.red cover

4. Brush fish all over with oil and sprinkle one side with salt mixture.

5. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish for 2 minutes on each side.

 

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