Top 5 Best Herbal Teas For Menopause
More good news for tea-drinkers: certain tea varieties may help you combat your menopausal symptoms! Introducing tea into your diet is a simple - and healthy - way to treat many symptoms of menopause, nourish your body with antioxidants and bolster your immune system.
Keep reading below for more information about 5 herbal teas that help treat menopausal symptoms.
1.) Black Cohosh Tea - For Mood Swings, Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Grown along the east coast of North America, black cohosh is a plant used to cure an array of ailments, from infertility to menstrual irregularities. In menopausal women, black cohosh relieves symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats.
2.) Red Clover Tea - For Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Red clover is a variety of clover that originates from Asia, parts of northern Africa and Central Europe. It contains a high volume of phytoestrogens, specifically isoflavones, which mimic the effects of estrogen in the female body. A cup of red clover tea each day will help ease menopausal symptoms related to hormonal imbalance, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
3.) Ginseng Tea - For Vaginal Dryness
Ancient Chinese believed ginseng helped the heart and soul, but recent studies have revealed that this root can also help treat your menopausal symptoms! Ginseng is a phytoestrogen and the only known herb that contains ginsenosides, which can help to increase vitality, energy and stamina.
Ginseng tea alleviates vaginal dryness, however is not known to combat any other menopausal symptoms.
4.) Chasteberry Tea - For Loss of Libido
Don’t be fooled by the name - chasteberry, often used in conjunction with the herb dong quai, won’t zap your libido. Known as the great equalizer of female hormones, chasteberry can help boost your sex drive by increasing dopamine levels in the brain.
5.) Ginkgo Tea - For Mood Swings and Depression
This tea is made from Ginkgo biloba, a herb native to China, and is most commonly used as a natural treatment for blood circulation and cognitive function. By improving blood flow to the brain and other organs and balancing a woman’s estrogen levels, Ginkgo biloba helps to combat menopausal symptoms associated with cognitive functions - mood, depression and concentration.
Before incorporating any new herbal tea for menopause into your diet, it is important to understand how it works in your body, as well as its benefits and side effects. Click here to read more about these menopausal non-estrogenic herbs.
. Boston Women’s Health Collective. “Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Sleep Disturbances.” Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2006.
. University of Maryland Medical Center: Black cohosh -