By: Alison Cullen
Have you ever wondered just how herbalists in the past found out that certain herbs had certain effects? How random were their choices and what guided them to the herbs they used? One influencing factor was the ‘Doctrine of Signatures’ by which the look or habits of a plant were thought to indicate its likely action.
In this way Sage, the pretty purple leaves of which sweat in the sun, was seen to be a sweat-regulator. Sage has been used for this purpose for centuries and based on this long-standing use, is accepted as a traditional herbal remedy for relief of menopausal sweats and hot flushes.
Many women have cause to be grateful to those who originally spotted Sage’s potential as a sweat regulator. The most common menopausal symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats, episodes that can ruin sleep and severely undermine a woman’s confidence at work and in social situations.
Why do menopausal women sweat?
A number of factors are thought to contribute to excessive sweating during the menopause -but it is by no means a cut and dried subject…
The menopause gets a rather rough press as in our society we don’t value age and experience as they do in less Westernised cultures. However, it is not inevitably a time of doom and general crumbling.
What can you do?
The experience of naturopaths suggests that there are many things you can do, out of respect for your health, which will help you sail into the next phase of your life with your head held high!
If you are looking for a registered herbal remedy containing Sage herb extract to help with menopausal sweats and hot flushes, you may wish to consider Menoforce Sage tablets made with extracts of freshly harvested herbs.