Menopause signals the end of menstruation and fertility for women, and it officially begins 12 months after your last period. Menopause can bring physical and emotional pain, but there are actions you can take to help you through this difficult time. Ginger may help with some menopause symptoms.
The main symptom of menopause is the lack of a menstrual cycle. For some women this can happen abruptly, but MedlinePlus states that this can happen over one to three years, with some women having shortened or irregular periods until menstruation ceases. Common disruptive symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, racing or irregular heartbeat, joint aches and mood swings.
Zingiber officinale, also commonly known as ginger, is a stem from a tropical plant. According to the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, ginger is used for cooking, baking and for medicinal purposes. Oils, extracts, capsules and tinctures are all common methods of consuming ginger. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that these products can be made from the ginger root or from the oil inside the root.
Ginger and Menopause
Ginger has not been evaluated well enough to for it to be fully endorsed as a relief for symptoms of menopause. However, according to an article published in “Social Science & Medicine,” ginger has been used to treat the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. If these symptoms are bothering you, ginger can be infused with hot water and drunk as a tea.
The Center for Complementary and Alternative medicine state that gas, bloating and heartburn are possible side effects for ginger use. Ginger use can also be contraindicated, depending on your current medications. If you have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners, the University of Maryland Medical Center states you should not take ginger. Consult a pharmacist or a doctor to ensure that none of your medications will interact with the ginger.
The actual reason for hot flushes and other menopause related health issues, is the drop of estrogen in the body. The Manna Menopause Support supplement was formulated with only the best plant derived estrogens to help increase estrogens in the most natural way possible, without any side effects.
Increasing estrogen can help to reduce hot flushes and night sweats during menopause.