Menopause Treatment In Ayurveda
As the name suggests, menopause does bring a pause in a woman’s life, however it doesn’t stop a person from living life to the fullest. When a woman doesn’t get her period for 12 months consecutively, she is said to have got menopause.
Menopause symptoms majorly include physical illness, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, depression, weight gain, sleep disturbance, mood symptoms, urinary complaints and uterine bleeding problems.
Menopause causes a lot of physical and emotional changes in a woman’s body, but it should not be considered as a disease. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been used alone or in combination with conventional therapies in menopause. There are Ayurveda treatments available, all of which involve body, mind, and spiritual concepts. Ayurveda can help to overcome the vagaries of menopause. Ayurveda describes menopause as a phase in which the body system goes out of balance.
Ayurveda involves the use of medicinal herbs to treat a mood disorder. Rhodiola
rosea is recommended in many conditions, including irregular menopause,
mild-to-moderate depression and dementia. Rhodiola rosea is a mild stimulant,
so it should be taken in the morning to avoid sleep problems. It is also used
in cancer, anxiety, influenza,
common cold, bacterial infections,
Saffron for menopause
Saffron is used
in menopause, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Saffron contains vitamin A,C,
D, B12, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin and calcium. It acts as an antioxidant and helps protect the human body
from oxidant-induced stress. The dried stigmas of Saffron have been used as a flavouring
base and colouring base in various foods and drinks.
Yoga relaxing for menopause symptoms
Relaxation techniques with 30 minutes of yoga postures and
breathing exercises are very effective
in menopausal symptoms. Shavasana and Sudarshan Kriya, are also effective
in mild-to-severe mood disorders.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
cohosh is used today mainly as a dietary supplement marketed
to women as a remedy for the symptoms of premenstrual tension and also in age-related disorders like osteoporosis. It has analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Red clover (Trifolium pretense)
The red clover
flowers possess antispasmodic, estrogenic, and expectorant
properties. In Chinese medicine, red clover is often used in teas as an
expectorant. Russians recommend the herb for treating bronchial asthma.
Traditionally, the herb has been used in treating breast cancer.
Flaxseeds for menaopause symptoms
Flaxseeds contain omega 3 fatty acids. They are
used in the treatment of cancer, weight loss and menopause. It is used in
muffins, bread and cookies. Before eating, the seeds should be ground properly
otherwise they will not be digested.