herbs for perimenopause

herbs for perimenopause

Lets talk perimenopause…and possible herbs used for this condition.

For those of you who don`t  know what this is – it is the time in your hormonal cycle before your periods stop and you enter into menopause proper. This time of upheaval can last years or if you`re lucky you may not be aware of any change at all. Normally you will be in your forties, as the children are getting that bit older and you`re looking forward to resuming a former existence of carefree no -responsibility days. When suddenly out of the blue, you are beset with some (or all) of the following symptoms:

Hot flashes
Breast tenderness
Worse premenstrual syndrome
Lower sex drive
Irregular periods
Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex
Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
Urinary urgency (an urgent need to urinate more frequently)
Mood swings
Trouble sleeping


You visit the GP and the only thing they have in their arsenal are various hormonal options, (or anti depressants for the more debilitating mood disorders)  which does not seem wholesome as you are finally able to indulge without the worry of an unwanted pregnancy ( BUT don`t be fooled you CAN still fall pregnant in these troublesome times!) So they offer you the mirena coil or an implant to reduce the symptoms but one google search will leave you cold at all the potential side effects.

So you`re not too keen on taking the hormones however your partner is pestering you, you` re exhausted all the time and the mood swings are driving you insane? This  seems nothing compared to the unwanted physical symptoms you`re suffering – vaginal dryness and the ridiculously unpredictable period.

There is an answer try a more natural healthy approach – HERBS.

For more information have a look at one of my Hormonal Health packages.


For your information.

Efficacy of Cimicifuga racemosa, Hypericum perforatum and Agnus castus in the treatment of climacteric complaints: a systematic review

Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) in tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients with climacteric complaints – a prospective observational study

Non-estrogen conventional and phytochemical treatments for vasomotor symptoms: what needs to be known for practice