Menopause is a “pause” period of the menstrual cycle. It is called “Raja Nivrutti” in Ayurveda, which literally means retirement of menses.
According to Ayurveda, menopause is linked with ageing. Menopausal phase is an important benchmark for a woman. It brings upon a lot of changes in a female’s life. All these changes and their effects are commonly known as “Menopausal Syndrome”.
Menopausal Syndrome is not a disease. However, when all these changes are aggressive, it brings a lot of dis-ease in the life and can make this syndrome a disease.
Menopausal symptoms are experienced by 75-85% of woman. A diet containing hot spicy food, alcohol, caffeine and a stressful lifestyle will often exacerbate the symptoms of menopause.
Herbs can help soothe the symptoms of menopause. Ayurvedic herbs possess certain phytoestrogens that connect with the body’s estrogen receptors. These estrogen receptors enable the hormones to function properly, thereby help smooth the transition through menopause.
These herbs address almost all the changes of the menopause, without any side effects. In fact, they have an effect almost parallel to hormone replacement therapy and synthetic hormones medication.
Common Herbs Used for Menopause:
1. Anethum sova (Mishreya)
2. Saraca indica (Ashoka)
3. Trigonella foenum graecum (Methika)
4. Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari)
5. Hemidesmus indicus (Sariva)
6. Emblica officinalis (Amalaki)
Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms:
• Dryness of vagina
• Irritation and mood fluctuations
• Hot flashes and night sweats
• Bone health
• Loss of libido
Ayurveda can give relief from above symptoms and can give healthy life.
Ayurveda is the perfect solution for a healthy aging and can create wonders. Ayurvedic healthcare can help one go through the menopausal phase with greater comfort and ease, without many problems.