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Top 5 Natural Treatments for Hot Flashes

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 03:27 PM

Hot flashes or hot flushes are a sudden feeling of warmth in the body. Heat seems to burst and spreads all over the body, especially from the head, neck, and torso. It can be accompanied with rapid heartbeat and a sensation of feeling faint. A large proportion of menopausal women suffer from this debilitating condition.
Hot flashes may last from a couple of minutes to about half an hour. Hot flashes occur due to hormonal changes. They are accompanied by flushing, night sweats, perspiration, and difficulty in sleeping. Menopausal women usually suffer from hot flashes. Fortunately, these five natural treatments can help control hot flashes.
Black Cohosh: Black cohosh is a medicinal herb helpful in treating hot flashes. This traditional herb has been long used as a natural treatment for hormonal imbalance in menopausal women. Herbalists use it to treat hot flashes and their related symptoms. The daily consumption of two to three cups of tea prepared using black cohosh herb is recommended.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is beneficial for treating hot flashes. It is usually consumed as supplements. Vitamin E contains antioxidants that help reduce the symptoms associated with hot flashes. Consumption of vitamin E supplements and foods containing vitamin E is recommended for patients of hot flashes.
Sage: Sage is an effective herb for the natural treatment of hot flashes. It is also helpful in reducing night sweats. Pregnant women and cancer patients should avoid this herb. Add one tablespoon of sage herb to one cup of boiled water. Soak for around five minutes and then strain. Honey or lemon may improve the taste of this tea. Consumption of one cup of herbal tea twice or thrice daily is beneficial for menopausal women.
Maca: Some menopausal women have found the consumption of maca reduces hot flashes. It is a root and is a natural treatment for hot flashes. Maca can be taken as a capsule or powder. This herb helps balance hormones and is a natural treatment to improve the body’s ability to cope with stress. It is a health tonic beneficial for the endocrine system.
Ginseng: Ginseng boosts activity of the adrenal glands. It is an effective natural treatment for reducing hot flashes over time. The daily consumption of one-eighth inch of ginseng root is recommended. As a tincture, a quarter teaspoon of ginseng is beneficial. 

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Hot flashes are experienced when heat seems to burst out from the body. In menopausal women, these also cause night sweats during sleep. Natural treatment is available for treating hot flashes. Herbs are beneficial in naturally treating hot flashes.
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