Using sage for menopause and tides
Menopause is associated with changes in hormonal balance in a woman’s body and is often accompanied by symptoms that violate the normal course of life. To combat the symptoms of menopause prescribed hormonal drugs that compensate for the lack of estrogen in the body. This method of treatment has many contraindications, so to normalize the health of women resort to traditional medicine. In this article you will learn how to take sage in menopause and hot flashes.
What is menopause and hot flashes?
Menopause (climacteric, menopause) characterized by the decline of ovarian function, resulting in a decrease in the number of sex hormones (estrogens) in the blood.
Lack of estrogen is characterized by:
- excessive sweating;
- tides (the dilation of the blood vessels, causing the feeling of heat);
- irregular pressure;
- the dryness of the vagina etc.
Tides – the most common symptom of menopause. Their occurrence is associated with disruption of the portion of the hypothalamus responsible for temperature regulation. The lack of estrogen creates a false signal of hypothermia. The result quickens the heartbeat, increased sweating and dilation of peripheral blood vessels, causing a feeling of heat. The frequency and strength of symptoms of menopause is individual.
The main reason for the symptoms of menopause is hormonal imbalance.
- wound healing;
- reduce sweating;
All the above properties allow to use sage to combat infectious diseases, cystitis, diseases of blood and blood vessels, the digestive tract. The extract of this plant are used to disinfect and promote healing of the lesions frostbite, wounds and burns.
How can sage help with menopause?
To adjust the level of hormones prescribe treatment aimed at filling estrogen. Sage contains phytoestrogens and is the most effective means of natural origin to combat the symptoms of menopause:
- Maintains the balance of natural hormone levels. Clinical studies have confirmed that sage contains compounds with estrogenic properties. Phytoestrogens make up for the shortage of female hormone and positive effect on the health of women in menopause.
- Reduces frequency and strength of the tides, having a thermostatic effect.
- Strengthens the nervous system due to the content of mineral substances and vitamins. Reduces irritability and nervous tension. Thiamine, a part of the plant, has a General calming effect.
- Saponin content provides improved blood flow, eliminates headaches and dizziness. Fatty acids and carotene, enhance the elasticity of blood vessels.
- Eases the pain and reduces blood loss during menstruation thanks to the tannins and essential oils with antispasmodic and astringent properties.
Drugs and decoctions on the basis of the sage can’t prevent menopause, but effectively eliminate its symptoms. Treatment should be comprehensive and carried out under the supervision of a gynecologist.
Contraindications to the use of
Make the sage need in strict accordance with the dosage. Otherwise, it may cause side action:
- heart palpitation;
- dramatically decreases the level of glucose in the blood;
- the feeling of thirst;
- symptoms of intoxication caused by the accumulation of essential oils in the liver and kidneys;
- there is a tolerance to the drug, reducing the positive effect from its application.
The sage has no absolute contraindications to the use of:
- diabetes mellitus;
- pregnancy and breast-feeding;
- diseases of the liver and kidneys;
- pathology of the uterus (endometriosis, fibroids);
- education in polycystic ovaries;
- dryness of the vaginal mucosa;
- allergic reaction;
- condition after surgery to remove tumors;
- a precancerous condition;
The rules of admission
At high tide and for getting rid of other symptoms of menopause can be used as self-assembled sage, and his ready-made forms sold in pharmacies (herbal teas, tablets, essential oils, tinctures, extracts, etc.). Should gather the flowers and leaves of plants growing in natural environments far from highways and railroads.
The positive effects of receiving funds on the basis of sage noticeable within 2 hours and lasts for days. Contained in the sage connections can be habit-forming, which reduces the effectiveness of treatment and reduces the beneficial properties of sage. Experts recommend to do a two-week break after a month of medication. You can do a collection, adding to the sage Melissa, Linden, thyme, motherwort and other herbs that are beneficial for a woman’s body.
Most effective recipes:
|Admission form||Ingredients||How to cook||How to take||Medical effect|
|A decoction for oral administration||
2 tbsp dried sage leaves;
3 cups (750 ml) of boiling water
|Boil the mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat. Allow to cool to a comfortable temperature and strain||Use 3 times a day for 2 weeks. After you do a two-week break and repeat||Decreases the frequency and strength of the tides, stabiliziruemost emotional state|
|Decoction for bathing||
6 tbsp sage leaves;
a liter of boiling water;
10 drops essential oil (optional)
|Boil the leaves for 10 minutes, strain the broth||Pour the decoction in warm water. Soak in the bath for 15 minutes. Course admission unlimited||Relieves tension, fatigue. Has a rejuvenating and soothing effect|
1 tbsp of raw materials;
250 ml of boiling water
|Pour the sage with boiling water, leave to infuse for 30 – 40 minutes||Take 1 – 8 tbsp (depending on strength of symptoms) a day. The course is 2 weeks, then a break||Reduces perspiration, the frequency of hot flashes, relieves emotional stress|
2.5 tsp of the herb sage;
250 ml of boiling water;
you can add honey, lemon balm, lemon.
|Pour boiling water over raw materials, allow to steep for 5 minutes.||In the day you can drink 4 cups.||
It has antioxidant, antidiabetic, sedative effect. Reduces sweating.
When you add mint stabiliziruemost blood pressure and heart function, relieves pain.
Honey and lemon enhance the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity of sage, strengthening weakened immune system women.
3 tbsp. of sage;
1 tbsp horsetail;
1 tbsp Valerian;
Cup of boiling water.
|1 tbsp of the herbal tea, pour boiling water, infuse 25 minutes, filter.||Use 3 tbsp 2 times a day for 14 days.||Reduced the incidence of hot flashes, normalizes pressure, improves blood circulation, eliminates headaches and excessive sweating.|
3 tbsp of dried sage;
500 ml of alcohol (vodka).
This form is sold in finished form in the pharmacy.
|With self-manufacturing necessary to fill the sage with alcohol and insist in a light place during the month.||
Take 15 drops once a week.
Can not be used in hypertension.
|Reduces sweating, headache. Reduced frequency of hot flashes.|
|Tablets with extract of sage (Menopause)||Sold in finished form in the pharmacy||According to the instructions.||Help eliminate hot flashes and profuse sweating, dizziness, dryness of vagina, decrease irritability.|
5 – 10 drops in bath;
when performing massage as needed.
|In the preparation of bath to pour essential oil in warm water.||Unlimited.||
Bath with the addition of extracts of sage will relieve irritability, nervous tension, normalizes sleep.
The application of oil on head will eliminate a headache.
For these purposes, you can make inhalation with oil of sage.
|Juice||Fresh sage leaves.||Grind the leaves and squeeze the juice through cheesecloth.||Take 2 times a day one tablespoon.||
Helps to cleanse the blood vessels, accelerate blood circulation.
Normalizes the sweat glands.
Sage – a unique plant, normalizing the health of women during menopause. Phytoestrogens and other compounds included in its composition, effectively combating the negative manifestations of menopause and improve health. Correct use of sage will significantly improve the quality of life in menopause. Preparations on its basis are a number of contraindications, so the treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a physician.