The Menopause & 5 Herbal Remedies

The Menopause & 5 Herbal Remedies

January 22, 2019 0 By Foragers Folly

The menopause sucks, there’s no arguing that fact. But did you know that there are 5 herbal remedies that can make your life easier during this turbulent time? In this post I’m going to introduce you to 5 wild herbs that’ll help you through the menopause. (Madam M for the sake of this post 😉) However, before I do that, I’d like to say hello and welcome to all my new subscribers this week. I hope you all enjoy this post…

Now, let’s crack on! Firstly, we all know the menopause is, unfortunately, a natural part of a woman’s ageing process. Secondly, we also know that Mother Nature is to blame. And last but not least, we could live without it! Right?

However, we can take control of how the menopause makes us feel or behave…can’t we? Apparently, and according to various studies, the answer to that question is a resounding yes! But the real question is, how do we take ‘Madam M’ by the scruff of her neck and teach her a lesson? Well, the answer lies in 5 herbal remedies. And they just happen to be 5 wild herbs that you can forage for during spring/summer.

The Menopause & 5 Herbal Remedies

Thankfully, there are options available to us. And, moreover, not all of them rely on big pharmaceutical companies for the answers. And, because she is a fickle old bird, Mother Nature also has her hand in what there is on offer…

For instance, Mother Nature offers us multiple wild herbs and plants for medicinal purposes . Each of them offering us an opportunity, to make this “time of life” easier on ourselves. Does this mean therefore, that we can offer a hand of friendship to ‘Madam M’ and perhaps even become friends? Okay, I admit, that may be taking things a little too far… If so, then how does this sit with you? “The 5 wild herb remedies below will kick that ‘*****’ (insert your own word(s) here!) butt”!

Wild Angelica(Angelica sylvestris )

Wild Angelica - Kicking Madam M's' Butt

Is the menopause picking away at your sex drive? Then this is the baby you want on your side. Wild angelica is known to improve your sex life. Brew yourself a lovely cup of angelica tea and wait for the fireworks to fly…

Dandelion(Taraxacum)

Dandelions - Kicking Madam M's Butt

Fluid retention is, unfortunately, a nasty symptom that Madam M insists on bringing to the party. But all is not lost! You can give her a really hard time with this much maligned wild herb. Go right ahead and kick her butt with at least 3 cups of dandelion tea a day.

Wild Fennel(Foeniculum vulgare)

A traditional Iranian medicine and the ‘Star’ of this little group. It can be used for: osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, hot flushes AND night sweats! A cornucopia of Madam M’s nastiness blown away by one humble plant. Click this link for a wild fennel tea supplier.

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Emmmm. How can I put this….? Nettles have the ability to re-hydrate vaginal tissue. There I said it! It’s also high in potassium and iron, which makes it a great tonic for the nervous system.  Take a large mug to bed with you and have a good nights sleep…better still, mix it up and treat yourself to fennel, nettle and dandelion tea. 

Hops – (Humulus lupulus)

Hops - Kicking Madame M's Butt!

Hops are great for insomnia and hot flushes. In 2015 a trial took place on the use of hops for menopausal purposes. You might find these results interesting… I certainly did. Interestingly, this trial gave Madam M’s butt a thorough hiding! Me thinks it’s time to treat yourself to some hop tea bags. – what do you think?

Special Precautions & Warnings

Don’t consume any of these herbs if you are pregnant. Likewise, if you are on any form of medication, consult with your doctor beforehand. And what ever you do, don’t use any of these products as a substitute for medication you may currently be taking.

Have a great week!

Thank you for popping by today and reading my post “Menopause & 5 Wild Herb Remedies”. I hope you found it beneficial and will try some of the herbal remedies. Anything to kick Madam M’s butt and show her who’s boss!

Warm wishes until the next time! And if you don’t want to miss a post…don’t forget to subscribe

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