Herbs for Menopause
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: June 24, 2006

Does [a product containing Vitex, Wild Yam, Saw Palmetto, Maca and Fenugreek] work for menopausal symptoms? I have recently stopped using the HRT patch and have started experiencing hot flashes. I’m sure other symptoms will follow. Would the combination of the above mentioned herbs help with these symptoms?

We can’t comment on specific products. The herbs that you list are used in herbal therapy for menopausal symptoms. These are some of the herbs used to balance sex hormones. Sex hormones that are out out of balance cause hot flashes.

It is most important that the product brand you purchase is an excellent brand. Otherwise, the herbs will not be effective. I recommend that you purchase your product from a good health food store that has knowledgeable staff who can recommend the best brand of hormone balancing herbs.

For more information on herbs for hot flashes, please see our website at www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "hot flash" for the search. For information on herbs for menopause, enter "menopaus" for the search.

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