Wild Ginseng
Black Cohosh Ginkgo Biloba Dong Quai Ginseng Red Clover Soy Vitex Macafem
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh grows in the woods of eastern North America
Ginkgo Biloba
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years
Dong Quai
Dong Quai is often referred to as "the female ginseng"
Ginseng
The Chinese word "rénshén" means "man root" in English
Red Clover
Originates from Asia, parts of Northern Africa, and Central Europe
Soy
Traditionally used in the Orient as a source of protein and medicine
Vitex
Vitex agnus-castus is also called chaste tree
Macafem
Originates from the Andean mountains of Perú

Wild Ginseng

What is wild ginseng?

Wild ginseng is the name given to ginseng that has been found in the wild. Because wild ginseng was once heavily sought after and nearly farmed to extinction its production is now carefully man controlled and maintained to prevent any chance of its extinction.

What does wild ginseng look like?

Wild GinsengThe root of the wild ginseng plant is grey or brown in appearance while its human like shape meant that it was often referred to as "man root" by ancient civilizations. Such cultures believed that because of its unique shape wild ginseng could be consumed and its life force would pass to its taker. While ginsengs exact medical benefits have been properly identified to further its application for modern day medicine.

How does wild ginseng work?

Menopause
Menopause symptoms occur as a result of a drop in estrogen in women's bodies. Such an effect is a natural part of a woman of advancing years. As women grow older their hormone receptors lose the ability to sufficiently reproduce estrogen. As estrogen is a key part of the body's function

Like other phytoestrogenic herbs, wild ginseng functions through its unique chemical property known as: phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens have a chemical structure very similar to that of human estrogen. Such a comparison means that the plant-like estrogen hormones found in plants can be used to treat those with a hormone deficiency.

What is wild ginseng used for?

Other types of phytoestrogenic herbs
In addition to wild ginseng there are a host of other phytoestrogenic herbs which serve a similar purpose to wild ginseng. Phytoestrogenic herbs such as: Don quai, black cohosh and soy are all examples of phytoestrogenic herbs which are often used to treat menopause symptoms.

Wild ginseng is often used to treat women who are suffering from the effects of a host of menopause symptoms. When a woman's body loses its ability to sufficiently reproduce estrogen the resulting effect can cause a number of menopause symptoms. Such symptoms can include depression, hot flashes and night sweats.

Pros and cons of using wild ginseng to treat menopause symptoms

Wild GinsengMany women enjoy a host of benefits in the treatment of their menopause symptoms with wild ginseng. The root however comes with a number of side effects which should be carefully considered when deciding whether to use wild ginseng to treat any symptoms of menopause. On the plus side wild ginseng is known as a fast and effective method of treating menopause symptoms and a viable cheaper alternative to hormone replacement therapy. In addition to these benefits wild ginseng also can aid towards treating other ailments unrelated to menopause.

Due to the obvious benefits of wild ginseng many women choose this as an option in order to curb the harsher effects of their menopause symptoms. Some of these risks are negligible, but often times wild ginsengs side effects do not make its benefits worthwhile. Due to the side effect of such herbs, it is highly recommended that other options such as non-estrogenic herbs are considered in the treatment of menopause symptoms.

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Macafem
Is an Andean plant regarded as one of the best treatments for menopause symptoms because of it boosts the endocrine system.
Dong Quai
Is an Asian plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat gynecological problems, blood disorders, and as a sedative.
Ginkgo Biloba
Is a popular and ancient Chinese herbal remedy used to improve circulation, mental performance, and menopause symptoms.
Ginseng
Is a root widely used by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans as a preventative treatment and to increase vitality.
Soy
Is a healthy, low-fat source of protein and is used as treat menopause because of its high amount of phytoestrogens.
Red Clover
Is a variety of Clover with a high nutritional value and it's widely used as an immune-booster and menopause relief, but it has some side effects.
Black Cohosh
Is a phytoestrogenic herb from eastern North America and it is used as a supplement to treat several illnesses, including menopause symptoms.
Vitex
Used since roman times to help women with hormonal imbalances, but pregnant women should avoid it.
Which herb should women try? Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs for menopause.
Wild Ginseng