Ease The Menopause With Ayurvedic Herbs & Tips

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Gynae

First of all, before beginning, keep in mind that Menopause is not a disease —it’s a natural part of life.

Almost every woman has thought in her lifetime that being a woman is hard. Yet, it is beautiful at the same time. Despite all those biological changes women emerge fiercely. Menstruation is part of womanhood.

The female reproductive system works in a way where she has a monthly cycle of menstruation where she bleeds for 4-7 days. This cycle usually starts at puberty and ends at the age of 45-55. When the menstruation stops, i.e., the reproductive cycle of the woman ends it is called menopause. This is the most crucial stage in the life of females as the body undergoes a lot of changes. They say the most beautiful part of womanhood is being a mother, with menopause, the chances of you being a mother ends.

This blog covers all about Menopause and how these Ayurvedic herbs help to treat the symptoms of this stage of life.

Before reaching the menopause stage, your body will go through so many changes. The body will indicate to you that your cycle will come to an end. The early signs like irregular periods, the decreased frequency of periods, also the bleeding will have extremes like either you will just have spotting or too much of bleeding. 

The other physical changes that a women experiences in menopause are:

  1. Painful, stiff, and tender joints
  2. The breast becomes sore and they ache
  3. Hair thinning and hair fall
  4. The facial hair growth
  5. Thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls(Vaginal atrophy)
  6. The frequency of urination is increased
  7. Excessive sweating during the night
  8. Decreased sexual desire
  9. Skin, hair, and nails become dry
  10. Reddening of the face (flushing)
  11. Feeling of intense heat in the body which is not due to external sources (hot flashes)
  12. Anemia
  13. Fatigue

With these physical changes, mental health is also affected. The hormonal imbalance causes the women to go through an emotional roller coaster.

The mood swings in menopause include:

  1. Memory loss
  2. Irritability
  3. Frustration
  4. Anxiety
  5. Depression
  6. Difficulty in concentration
  7. Sadness
  8. Emotional outbreaks 
  9. Insomnia
  10. Binge eating

 There are three stages of this whole process:

  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause
  • Postmenopause

Let’s read further what these phases are.

  1. Perimenopause is the stage where you are getting irregular periods, where the body is giving you indications that you are just about to get into the menopause stage.
  2. The next phase is menopause. The symptoms that we discussed before are related to it and the body suffers a lot in this phase physically as well as mentally. 
  3. The last phase is post-menopause; it can be recognized as when you have been without the periods for almost 12 months. If you have reached this phase, the symptoms will get milder and finally go away.

Once the women reach this phase she is at more risk for osteoporosis and heart diseases. 

The natural way to find the relief from these physical and mental changes is Ayurveda. It is the safest approach and will also give no side effects as this technique contains the non invasive methods. The Ayurvedic treatment for menopause is considered the best mode of getting relief from the pain and all the discomfort.

Ayurvedic Herbs For The Management of Menopause

Here is the list of different conditions and different herbs that will ease the situation.

Ayurvedic herbs for the weakness present during Menopause

  • Brahmi: It relaxes the veins. It also enhances blood circulation. It promotes the mental clarity and improves the focus & concentration.
  • Rhodiola rosea: It helps in the reduction of fatigue. It increases the energy and stamina of the affected women. The restoration of the sleeping pattern is another benefit provided by this natural herb. 
  • Ashwagandha: It is the best herb used for restoring energy and is known to improve muscular and neurological functions. It reduces the weakness among females. This is the best herb for the Ayurvedic treatment for menopause.

Ayurvedic herbs for fragile bones present during Menopause

  • Turmeric: It is known to reduce reabsorption, which means if it becomes less, than the bone density will be maintained and the bones will remain healthy. 
  • Ginger: It increases the bone mass because it has anti-inflammatory properties. With all the antioxidants present, it helps in increasing the bone health.
  • Sesame seeds: They are rich in calcium and increase bone density and bone mass. So include them in your diet.
  • Jatamanasi: This herb strengthens the bone and is abundantly rich in calcium and other nutrients that help the bone to retain its lost density. 

Ayurvedic herbs for an excessive bleeding present during Menopause 

  • Shatavari: It soothes and nourishes the reproductive system of females. It balances the imbalanced hormones and provides relief from excessive bleeding and cramps. 
  • Niranjan phal: It is the best remedy to control excessive bleeding during your periods. Have this to stop the bleeding.
  • Giloy: It helps in preventing the excessive bleeding caused during your heavy days. The juice will keep the body hydrated.

Ayurvedic herbs for hot flushes & night sweats present during Menopause

  • Black cohosh: This herb is known to work wonders when it comes to managing hot flushes. 
  • Sage: This herb has been used for ages to naturally treat hot flushes and night sweats that come up with periods. It is also known to work for psychological changes such as mood swings. 
  • Evening primrose: It boosts the health of the women. With the usage of this herb, the reduction of the hot flushes and night sweats is seen. 

Ayurvedic herbs for Anemia present during Menopause

  • Moringa: The leaves are rich in various nutrients and elements like iron, magnesium, vitamin-A, and Vitamin-C. They are also known to increase the levels of hemoglobin in the blood. 
  • Fenugreek seeds: The regular consumption of these seeds is known to increase the production of red blood cells in the body. 
  • Pumpkin seeds: As they are highly rich in iron, they are known to increase the hemoglobin content in the blood. Additionally, they also increase the production of red blood cells. They are best to fight anemia.

Ayurvedic herbs for Insomnia present during Menopause

  • Shankhpushpi: It helps with tackling insomnia and is the best to reduce stress. If you need to sleep peacefully, then consume this herb for benefits.  
  • Vacha: It calms the brain and relaxes the nervous system and helps with the sleeping process. 
  • Sarpagandha: The overused brain is relaxed with this natural herb. With its natural sedative properties, it provides deep sleep and calmness. 
  • Indian valerian: It is known to boost sleep and decreases the time for you to fall asleep. It reduces the stress on the brain and instills the body with sound and restful sleep.

Ayurvedic Tips to manage the Menopause and the symptoms

  1. Practicing a workout routine and mild & low impact exercises will help in finding relief from cramps and pain.
  2. Go out for a morning or evening walk if you cannot exercise, a mild walking or brisk walking will ease you from the symptoms.
  3. Eat fresh, healthy food items like fruits and vegetables. Do not look for spicy and junk food items. Also, avoid foods that are rich in saturated fats and oils.
  4. Caffeinated, fizzy, carbonated and sugary drinks must be excluded from the diet; rather you should have green, herbal, rosemary, ginger, tulsi, or lavender tea.
  5. Drink water to keep the body well hydrated. You may drink fresh fruits and vegetable juices. For more nutritional benefits, drink coconut milk and water. Another way to drink water is by adding honey, ginger, lime slices, mint & tulsi leaves in it for more benefits.
  6. You can also use heating pads if the cramps ache too much. It will provide you relief from the excruciating pain.
  7. You can also massage gently on the affected areas with the herbal oils.
  8. For the stress part, meditate. The meditation will calm the nervous system. It will calm the brain and soothe the nerves. Moreover, it will keep the negative thoughts, anxiety, and depression away. Even 15-20 minutes of meditation will curb mood swings.
  9. Yoga will help the body, mind, and soul. It is much more than the stretches and flexes. The daily routine where yoga is practiced releases the tension from the body. Stop thinking that yoga is just the stretches; it is much more than that. When you will start practicing the asanas, you will see the results on your own.

 

That’s just not all! There is more to the Ayurvedic approach. No doubt, these tips will help you in managing the pain, discomfort, cramps, and other changes. But you still need an expert who will guide you throughout this journey. With the Ayurvedic approach, you will be able to manage this stage of your life naturally and safely. Also, with this approach, you will have no side effects.

Give us your faith and see the results. Let’s heal and believe in the power to heal.

Article By:

Dr Sharda Ayurveda

At Dr. Sharda Ayurveda emphasis is made on treating the patients with the power of Ayurveda and traveling along with them in the path of natural and safe healing. The satisfaction and recovery of our patients is our utmost priority.

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