When a woman reaches around the age of forty- five to fifty her body undergoes drastic changes. Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating. The ovaries stop producing eggs and the formation of the lining which forms in the uterus every month to receive the eggs stops too. After menopause a woman cannot get pregnant.
The periods occur less frequently or they can occur randomly until they stop altogether. Women undergoing menopause face a very distressing time because of fluctuating hormone levels. It is accompanied by a number of ailments like insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, headaches, depression and vaginal infections.
The skin becomes very dry and thin. Sometimes the bleeding is very intense and difficult to control. Moreover it can continue for long periods without abating or stopping. Weakness, pain in the joints and irritability follow heart pounding and palpitations. Home made remedies are the best to deal with these problems.
Home Remedies For Menopause
Relieve Hot Flashes
The level of the hormone estrogen reduces significantly during menopause. This causes flashes of intense heat in the body. Eat foods that are rich in phytoestrogens.
These are plant based estrogens and help in easing hot flashes. Pomegranates, strawberries and soy are very good sources of phytoestrogens. Whole grains and beans and peas also give good amounts of phytoestrogens. Include these foods in your daily diet.
Clove oil is very aromatic. It is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal. It is a great stimulant and is used in a number of medicines. It is rich in minerals and essential oils and is useful for removing stress, mental fatigue and depression.
Before going to bed smear a little clove oil on the forehead and temples. Rub it gently till it is completely absorbed by the skin. Besides curing the headache, it will help you sleep soundly. You can apply it whenever your head aches.
Amla is full of vitamin C. It is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Its anti-histaminic properties relieve allergies and severe itching. If taken daily, it rejuvenates the body. Wash and pare one kilo of amla. Boil for a few minutes in water. When cool blend in a mixer. Strain the juice. Add sugar and refrigerate. Drink a glass of amla juice daily to get rid of infection.
Coconut oil is used generally, in every household. It is a great source of Vitamin E. It heals, soothes and moisturizes the skin. It also stops aging. Massage your whole body and scalp with coconut oil twice, daily. Have a warm bath afterwards. Your skin will feel soft and smooth.
Meditate every day, early in the morning before sunrise. Sit cross legged, comfortably, on a mat. Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing.
If thoughts inundate your mind, let them flow, do not resist them. Just keep listening to the rhythm of your breathing. After sometime your brain will relax and the power to concentrate will increase. A calmness and peace will descend upon you. Meditation is very good for your mental as well as physical health.