Herbs for hot flashes and night sweats
When we become of age and we the unpleasant effects of menopause there are natural solutions for this. Many effects of these issues can also cause fatigue irritability all due to a lack of sleep due to the disruption by this overwhelming sensation(s) of heat.
Some say use a fan but during a period of sweating (particularly during the night if you do fall asleep and you do sweat with the fan on you you can be subjected to catch a cold. So another solution is to wear loose clothing and if you do begin to sweat remove some layers of clothing. During more severe cases one may want to even change there cloths altogether thus allowing no toxins to return into the body through pores. Use luke warm water on a washcloth and moisten in the following areas to help cool you down:
- Behind the neck.
- Under armpits
- Behind knees
These areas of the body are sensory adaptive and can alter a chemical change in an instant in some cases, thus cooling the body down slowly and safely.
A few good herbs but not limited are:
- Black Cohosh
- Chaste berry
- Wild Yam
- St Johns Wort
- Valerian Root
You can make a tea with these herbs by adding 1 tablespoon of herb to a tea ball or infuser to 8-10 ounces of hot water let steep for 4-5 minute. also note certain herbs become more bitter in flavor the more you steep them.
You will need the following:
1 tablespoon of dried Sage
1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers
1/4 teaspoon of lavender flowers or 2 drops of pure essential oil diluted ( ratio 1 drop of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil) e.g. olive grape seed almond oils
Place herbs in an infuser or tea ball and let steep in 8 ounces boiling water for 15 minutes. Drink hot or cold before bed or in morning.
Note: The tea is a bitter tea the chamomile flowers help make it more paletable.
Always be careful when taking supplements particularly when taking other medications Check with your Practitioner and make him aware of what you want to take.