Presented by Dr. Trusha Abhyankar, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, MD (Ayurveda)
Although menopause is a natural process, usually a woman suffers greatly due to hormonal imbalance.
Maybe it is hot flashes or weight gain or bloating, as well as sleep apnea, it depends from person to person. With weight, along with nutrition management, herbal therapy is provided for menopause.
These herbs are provided under the supervision of Ayurvedic physicians. Depending on the condition of the woman, herbs are provided.
Cap.Shatavari and Curcuma – the herbs used in menopause
Shatavari, also known as Chewy Asparagus counted as Tonic of female health, useful at all stages of femininity and helps in the normal functioning of the female reproductive system.
This can be a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy. It contains "phytoestrogens", the functions and structure of which are similar to the estrogens of the ovaries or placenta.
Shatavari acts as a hormonal modulator and performs all the work of HRT without side effects.
Advantages of Shatavari:
1. eliminate hot flashes and night sweats
This herb relaxes the central nervous system (CNS), of which the hypothalamus is a part.
The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating body temperature. Consequently, using this herb reduces vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
In addition, Shatavari also has cooling properties. Therefore, when the body temperature rises to abnormal levels, it can help combat the heat.
2. relieve vaginal dryness
General condition is observed in menopause. Another property of Shatavari is oily and naturally fat. Therefore, it can help moisten the vaginal area.
In addition to providing lubrication, this herb has antibacterial properties that help in reducing infections.
3. Prevent anxiety, depression, and mood swings.
Regular use of Shatavari helps to better manage emotions among menopausal women who have problems with depression, mood swings or anxiety.
This herb is known to stimulate and also balance the production of happy hormones. Hormones, such as endorphin, serotonin and dopamine, are necessary in order to maintain calm, relaxation and joy.
4. Fight stress
Stress is the result of many factors, such as a decrease in hormone levels, an unhealthy lifestyle or menopause. Shatavari has anti-stress properties that can help restore balance.
It controls hormones and calms the mind and body. To be more effective in relieving stress, avoid multitasking. Remember, a calm mind is a productive mind!
5. Improve memory lapses.
Shatavari improves blood circulation by nourishing brain cells and slowing down neurodegeneration.
First of all, Shatavari is a good antioxidant that removes harmful toxins from the body.
6. Solve sleep apnea
Sleep disorders during menopause are a direct result of a decrease in the level of the hormone estrogen. This female hormone is responsible for regulating our wakefulness.
Therefore, when the production of estrogen is low, sleep is greatly affected.
Stress is also one of the known factors causing sleep deprivation. Under stress, our body releases the hormone cortisol, which is responsible for increasing energy to maintain vigor.
However, a steady increase in cortisol levels can lead to anxiety. As a result, we are awake at night!
Shatavari stimulates estrogenic activity and regulates cortisol in the adrenal glands, through which hormonal balance is achieved. When the body becomes more relaxed, the person, as a rule, sleeps well at night and feels charged the next day.
7. Increase metabolism
Decreased metabolism is often associated with menopause in women. This is also one of the reasons for weight gain.
Shatavari stimulates the production of thyroid hormones, and these thyroid hormones stimulate the metabolism and thereby prevent weight gain. In addition, they contribute to better digestion.
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Also known as curcurma, belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. Turmeric has several roles in our life – as a spice, herb or dye. Turmeric properties antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory, which makes it incredible in our lives. The role of turmeric during menopause is:
1. Good antibiotic
In postmenopausal age, a decrease in estrogen levels and vaginal atrophy increase the susceptibility of women to vaginal infections. Turmeric protects against such infections.
2. Curcumin has immunomodulatory properties.
It reduces inflammation, the migration of immune cells and the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals, which result from impaired immune responses leading to the development of autoimmune diseases.
3. Curcumin helps in weight loss.
It helps in weight loss at low levels, it can raise immunity and antibody responses that will fight infections. In addition, it regulates fat metabolism and prevents the formation of fats, as well as fatty tissues. It performs an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect that prevents inflammation in adipose tissue. Thus, it helps reduce the risk of obesity.
4. Heart health
Curcumin contains dietary polyphenols, which are recommended for its beneficial effects on the health of the cardiovascular system and its protective action against aging.
Turmeric reduces inflammation and activates the antioxidant defense system. Thus, it reduces the onset and progression of rheumatoid arthritis.