Menopause is a fear of majority of women because it is accompanied by hormonal imbalance. After the last menstrual bleeding follicles in the ovaries don’t create new eggs, so the release of progesterone and estrogen is in small doses, and the concentration of gonadotropic and androgenic hormones in the blood rises.
Women in an altered state of hormones react differently, mental and physical changes after the menopause occur in women.
The psychological menopausal symptoms include impaired concentration, poor memory, depression, anxiety, and emotional liability. Among the physiological symptoms there are night sweats, dizziness, insomnia, hair loss, joint pain and dry skin. All of these symptoms can be eliminated or at least alleviated by lifestyle change, which must be based on a healthy food and plenty of regular exercise.
In pharmacies you can find many drugs, but in turn all of them have a bunch of side effects. Why not to turn to traditional medicine and herbs?
Persian cumin or caraway
Research indicates that phytoestrogens have a beneficial effect on the problems due to hormonal imbalance brought by menopause. To be precise, by regular consumption of cumin, postmenopausal osteoporosis occur much less.
In India, scientists have come to the conclusion that the regular consumption of cumin reduces urinary excretion and the calcium concentration in the bones is also increased.
Cumin is otherwise a very tasty spice, which originates from India. You can add it to any vegetables or meat. To use it as a spice to you meals, first fry the cumin seeds in oil for 30 seconds, then add the rest (onions, zucchini, etc.).
Research has shown that the coriander essential oil stimulates the endocrine system. These include liver, thyroid, thymus, parathyroid and adrenal glands. In addition, coriander essential oils contain significant amount of tannins, vitamin C, sitosterin, protein and vegetable fatty oil.
Coriander in all its forms, whether fresh, dried or in the form of essential oils, it is recommended to women once they enter the period of menopause.
Coriander is nice added to soups, vegetable, meat and fish dishes. To get most pronounced taste, just add chopped coriander to your dishes at the end of cooking and mix everything.
Fenugreek is also recommended for ailments that are associated with menopause. Fenugreek regulates the activity of the gastrointestinal tract, therefore the metabolism of minerals. Intake of fenugreek extract is recommended daily, not only for menopause, but also for PMS and prostate problems.
In Asia, and Middle East, fenugreek spice is important and necessary component of curry. It‘s known for its healing effects related to diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic cough treatment, anemia, lack of appetite and Rickets. It is recommended to drink one cup fenugreek tea a day.