Menopause is defined as absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period. Menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness. Although it’s associated with hormonal, physical and psychosocial changes in your life, menopause isn’t the end of your youth or of your sexuality. Several generations ago, few women lived beyond menopause. Today, you may spend as much as half of your life after menopause.
Your signs and symptoms also are likely to be very individual. You may breeze through menopause with few signs and symptoms. Or you may experience a number of physical and emotional changes.
Herbal remedies for Menopause
Calcium supplement: Put 6 raw eggs with white shells in a jar and add freshly squeezed juice of 10 lemons. Cover the jar and wrap it in dark paper. Let stand in a dark place until eggs dissolve completely. It takes between 5 and 8 days. After its done add 2/3 pound of liquid honey and 3/4 cup of brandy.Put in dark bottle and keep in a cool place. Take a little bit less then 1 tbsp a day right after meal. Do not keep the mix longer than 3 weeks as it loses its power. Better to prepare a new portion each time. This remedy is a wonderful source of calcium, which women loose in great quantity during menopause.
Remedy to reduce irritability: 10 lemons with skin, cut to small pieces, and crushed shells of 5 eggs mix together, add 1/2 L of vodka and let stand for 5 days. Take 30 g in the morning and in the evening for at least 2 weeks.
To ease menopausal symptoms:
Place 1-2 tbsp of sage in 2 cups of boiling water. Drink during the day. Do not take for more than 3 months.
Put 25-30 g of rosemary leaves in 100 g of boiling water, and let stand for some time. Take 25 drops 3 times a day 30 min before meal.
Drink lots of blackberry tea.
Combine together: 25 g of blackberry leaves, 20 g of woodruff, 10 g of hawthorn flowers, 20 g of juniper berries, 20 g of golden rod herb and 20 g of motherwort herb. 1 tbsp of mix add to 1 cup of boiling water and steep for 1 hour. Filter and drink like tea 1 cup 3 times a day. This remedy greatly improves the state of health in women at menopause.
Add 1 tbsp of Shepherds purse to 1 cup of boiling water, let stand for awhile and drink all at ones. The remedy helps to reduce heavy bleeding at menopause, not connected to malignant tumors.
Put 2 tbsp of Origanum in thermos and add 2 cups of boiling water. Keep over night and drink 3 times a day 20-40 min before meal.
Add 10 g of Origanum to 150 ml of 70% alcohol. Let stand for 7-10 days in dark place at room temperature. Take 30-40 drops 3-4 times a day. Provides calming effect.
To improve sex drive:
50 g of crushed pine kernels (insides) put in cup and add water. Mix until mixture resembles milk and drink 1/3 of cup 3 times a day before and after meal.
1 tsp of Galium grass put in 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and steep for 1 hour. Filter and take 1/4 cup 3-4 times a day before meal.