Monday, December 31, 2007

Natural Cures for Hot Flashes

Natural Cures for Hot Flashes with Herbs:
Herbs have been used for centuries by women to prevent and relieve hot flashes. Cool herbal teas can be sipped throughout the day to keep your body well-hydrated. Try fragrant herbs such as chamomile, linden flower, and mint, which make delicious teas and have a calming and soothing effect on the mind and body. Many herbs, such as black cohosh and the Chinese herb dong quai, are rich in phytoestrogens, plant estrogens which help to normalize hormone levels. Taking these herbs regularly helps to balance hormones and prevent hot flashes.

A cup of sage tea is a time-honored remedy for relieving hot flashes, particularly those that occur at night.

Homemade Herbal Tea for Hot Flashes :
2 tablespoons garden sage
1 tablespoon motherwort
2 teaspoons anise seeds
2 cups water

Preparation and Usage:
Pour boiling water over herbs, cover, and let steep until cool. Strain, and drink one cup of cool tea before bed.

Natural Cures for Hot Flashes with Aromatherapy Bath:
Relaxing baths ease physical and emotional tension and are a wonderful treat for relieving the discomfort of hot flashes. Avoid hot water, which can raise body temperature and trigger hot flashes. Draw a tub of tepid water, and add one cup of baking soda as a skin soother. Essential oils add fragrance and subtle healing properties. Lavender, geranium, clary sage, and rose essential oils all help to balance hormones and promote relaxation. Add 5 to 10 drops total of one or more essential oils to a tubful of water.

Cooling Aromatherapy Facial Mist for Hot Flashes:
1/4 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup rosewater
5 drops rose or lavender essential oil

Preparation & Usage:
Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake well. Mist skin as often as desired.

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General Control for Hot Flashes