You wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. You have sporadic flushes of heat leaving you embarrassingly fanning yourself in public. Is this what menopause is all about?
Of course not! Menopause is a time for truly embracing yourself as a wise, beautiful woman. There is no need to let hot flashes and night sweats disturb your sleep and leave you exhausted during this transition.
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is one of the best herbs for reducing hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women. According to Tori Hudson, one of the largest studies showed a decrease in symptoms by 80% after 4 weeks of using a standardized extract1. It is one of the most studied herbs for menopause—most of these studies show marked improvement in hot flashes and night sweats1.
In addition to its menopausal effects, black cohosh has been shown to stimulate osteoblasts, increasing bone regeneration, which results in healthier, stronger bones1. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic actions, making it excellent for women with osteoarthritis2.
Black cohosh will decrease hot flashes and night sweats, improve your sleep, strengthen your bones, and overall increase your quality of life.
- HUDSON, T. 2008. Women’s encyclopedia of natural medicine. New York: McGraw- Hill.
- HOFFMANN, D. 2014. Herbs for health aging. Rochester: Healing Arts Press.