Natural remedies for perimenopause is, of course, the healthier option.
Due to increasing clinical studies, there are some health risks associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
I have two friends on HRT, both have said they have never felt better. Yet, I feel that HRT is the very last option for me.
Continuing on the natural path is one I definitely prefer.
Symptoms of perimenopause can start anywhere between 30 and 40. Some women may experience early symptoms around the age of 20 (1).
No matter what age you start to experience symptoms. Finding a natural remedy for perimenopause will keep your body healthy.
Natural Remedies For Perimenopause
Probably the best natural treatment I have discovered, quite by chance, is Maca Powder (2).
If you prefer, you can buy maca root.
When you first start using maca powder, it can take a couple of weeks before you will feel a difference. It may take a little longer for others.
When you have passed the perimenopausal stage and move into the last stage, menopause, you may not notice any change at all (5).
Maca is full of vitamins and minerals. It can bring back your sex drive and give you more energy.
More importantly, it will give you a better night’s sleep and relieve hot flushes.
You may experience fewer mood swings, no more sore breasts and an improved sense of wellbeing.
In addition, you will also look younger, it makes a great anti-aging herb. As well as one of the best natural remedies for perimenopause.
It is very important when starting on maca to start slowly, don’t take too much too soon.
Start off slow and build up, it is a good idea to start with half the recommended amount for a couple of weeks.
For symptoms of perimenopause, this is a good one to start with.
Take it for a week, have one day off from it. The same applies if you take it for two weeks straight, have two days off.
I can’t seem to find any information on why it is important to give your body a break from maca. I would assume because it’s a very powerful herb (6).
Black cohosh is another one to help with the symptoms of perimenopause.
In Europe, it is a common herb used for helping relieve menopause symptoms (7).
I have not taken black cohosh. It seems there are some health concerns with taking this herb (8).
Considering its many pros and cons, it continues to this day as one of the best natural remedies for perimenopause.
You can buy black cohosh in a tea, supplement, and liquid. If you are ordering it online, check the product is of the highest standard.
Don’t look for the cheapest, this is not the herb you want to skimp on.
I would be a little weary of taking this herb. Given that there is a lot of marketing for it being the answer for hot flushes and other symptoms of perimenopause.
Studies have found it can cause liver failure (9).
Black Cohosh is an unregulated herb, and some herbs contain toxic metals (10).
A lovely tea you can drink alongside taking your favorite herb, green tea!
Include green tea as a part of your natural remedies for perimenopause.
In fact, green tea may help lessen the intensity of hot flushes and other symptoms. I try to include a cup of green tea 2 or 3 times a day.
Ginkgo Biloba is another renowned herb for helping ease the symptoms of perimenopause.
It can help ease feelings of depression and mood swings.
Ginkgo Biloba has phytoestrogens, these act very like estrogen and used in replace of HRT.
Taking antidepressants? Don’t take Ginkgo Biloba it may interfere with the medication (12).
Flaxseed Oil has plant-based chemicals that mimic estrogen.
Studies found women who take flaxseed oil cut their hot flushes and other symptoms.
Evening Primrose Oil is particularly good for treating depression. Another symptom as a result of perimenopause.
There is not a lot of evidence evening primrose oil can help. However, many women say otherwise. (13).
I have taken evening primrose oil supplements for years.
Common Symptoms Of Perimenopause
- tender breasts
- trouble sleeping
- low sex drive
- vaginal dryness
- night sweats
- hot flushes
- changes in moods
- itchy skin
- weak fingernails
You will experience perimenopause and still have a period. Your period can last anywhere between 4 or 5 years maybe longer.
Menopause will usually begin once you have not had a period for at least 1 year.
One thing to remember when looking at natural remedies for perimenopause.
What works for one, does not necessarily mean it will work for you too.
Home Remedies for the symptoms of perimenopause is a matter of Trial and Error.
Although, I can’t give you my opinion on Ginkgo Biloba or red clover. I can tell you, I do take evening primrose oil, and drink green tea. I take maca powder in the mornings with my breakfast and usually add flaxseed oil to a smoothie or porridge in the mornings.
What I did find help me with night sweats, is taking an herbal supplement called ‘Menopause Free’ from Fusion. I didn’t need to take this supplement for long. By the time the jar was finished my night sweats were over.
Another one I forgot to mention magnesium oil.
Most of us, unfortunately, are lacking in magnesium and there is no way you can test this. It is also recommended for reducing hot flushes and it might help give you a good night’s sleep.
I am obviously on the right track, and hopefully, now, you will be too!
There really is no better way than looking into natural remedies for perimenopause.