This is a guest post by Elissa Scott, The T Lady: Menopause Tea – Hot Flush Tea.
More and more women every day are turning to herbal tea for menopause symptom relief.
Let me ask you…are you one of those many women suffering from hot flushes and night sweats?
I started to investigate further and found that hot flushes and night sweats are one of the most common and bothersome symptoms of Menopause.
Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
Hot flushes and night sweats are a common symptom of Menopause. Quite often you will see them grouped together, as night sweats are an unfortunate night time manifestation of hot flushes experienced during the day.
Not all women suffer from these symptoms but for those of us who do, we can wake up with our bedclothes drenched in sweat and/or have sudden feelings of warmth or heat in the body during the day.
Why Do They Occur?
The real cause of hot flushes and night sweats are not clear, however, it is known that during Menopause, Estrogen levels fall and it is believed that this fall affects the way the body regulates whether it’s too hot or not.
Deciding that I needed to do something to combat these symptoms I started to research natural alternatives as the chemical world just does not sit well with my soul.
My research got me thinking…what about a Herbal Tea for Menopause…why not? The culmination of my thinking resulted in The T Lady Menopause Tea – Hot Flush Tea. Yes! My dream was alive and the vision of saturating the world one tea bag at a time had commenced!
About the Tea
- Certified Organic
- 100% Natural
- Innovation Patented
- Australian Owned and Made
- Available Worldwide
The T Lady Menopause Tea – Hot Flush Tea contains 5 herbs recommended for Menopause, these include: Black Cohosh, Wild Yam, Skullcap, Ginseng and Red Clover.
If you would like to try this tea, The T Lady is offering free worldwide shipping on all orders throughout April and May 2017.
The Theory Behind the Ingredients
[box] Black Cohosh
The use of Black Cohosh for easing Menopause symptoms is nothing new. For centuries, women have sworn by the herb as a powerful tool for alleviating hot flashes. Fortunately for us, science has come forth to validate this centuries-long use. One clinical review of thirty-two studies confirmed that, while the mechanism remains unclear, Black Cohosh can effectively reduce hot flash occurrence, intensity, and duration. Some researchers believe that the herb acts as an estrogen modulator, with other theories stating that compounds within Black Cohosh affect the dopaminergic system.
Wild Yam, also known by its Latin name Dioscorea Villosa, should not be confused with the yams that you might have in your kitchen. The Wild Yam is a different species known for its active ingredient diosgenin, which is a phytoestrogen. Diosgenin contains an ingredient similar to DHEA, a precursor to human sex hormones. An East Indian traditional herb, Wild Yam has a long history of use for hormonal problems. Many menopausal women will use creams containing Wild Yam; however, research is inconclusive as to whether or not the topical application provides any noticeable benefit. Typically, only the roots are used when preparing creams, tinctures, and extracts.
Two of the most serious concerns for women going through Menopause are mood swings and depression. Several herbs may help, but American Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora) may be one of the best. Skullcap is specifically noted in some research to support a calm state of mind. Further research is certainly needed to determine Skullcap’s direct effect on mood in menopausal women.
Ginseng may be the best general-purpose herb for Menopause. It’s often called by its full botanical name Panax Ginseng, but is often referred to as Red Ginseng and Asian, Chinese, Korean or Siberian Ginseng. Its primary menopausal benefit is its ability to support vitality and ease stress. Women entering Menopause will often feel physically low because some symptoms, such as hot flashes, zap energy. Sleep is often interrupted as a result of Menopause, especially thanks to hot flashes. Ginseng may come to the rescue on this front, possibly supporting healthy sleep cycles by aiding relaxation.
Red Clover, Trifolium Pratense, is a common variety of clover with reddish flowers. It has several uses, but many menopausal women suffering from hot flashes find that it’s effective for providing some level of relief. The flowers contain Isoflavones which mimic estrogen in the body. This action may help lower the incidence and intensity of hot flashes; however, evidence on this subject remains inconclusive.
Source: Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM. 5 Herbs Recommended for Menopause (Published on August 15, 2014, Last Updated on November 13, 2014) Retrieved from http://www.globalhealingcentre.com [/box]
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