What To Take For Hot Flashes – Sage Not Just for Enhancing Your Thanksgiving MealJun 21st, 2011 | By Ameenah | Category: Natural Remedies
For centuries common sage, Salvia officinalis the Latin name, has been used as a reliable and safe natural herbal treatment for night sweats. As more and more woman are turning away from hormone replacement therapy and seeking natural relief from hot flashes the herb sage has been recognized as an option. So if you are struggling with what to take for hot flashes sage may be the answer you are seeking.
A 2005 study at the School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, discovered that in a controlled trial sage and alfalfa reduced severe hot flushes by 60% compared with a placebo. The antihydrotic (reduce levels of perspiration) properties in sage help to decrease hot flashes.
Sage, a safe source of estrogen, is an extremely medicinal herb and is used in treatment of hot flashes, while helping to reduce excessive sweating, typically night sweats. Studies have shown that after three months of taking Sage Extract Tablets, hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms can be improved greatly. Also Sage has been reported in the prevention of blood clots making it useful in heavy menstrual bleeding.
Sage is a good herbal tea to relieve the hot flashes of menopause. How to make Sage Tea: You can make the tea shortly before bed for three nights, then once every few days thereafter. Begin by using 1 ½ teaspoon of dried sage or ten large fresh sage leaves. Pour approximately one cup of boiling water over the sage or ten large fresh sage leaves. Let the tea steep for five minutes and strain. The result will be bitter, but can be sweetened with honey. If the bitter taste of the tea repels you try a different form of the teas such as pills or capsules.
Many people grow sage for making tea in their garden. Electing to grow your own sage is an excellent way to ensure the sage is organic. Sage makes an attractive statement in the garden, and is available in a number of varieties from the common gray green to the startling tri-colored stage. So if you are searching for what to take for hot flashes the answer maybe in your garden, coming directly from nature.
Prior to consuming any herb for hot flashes, I suggest you do your research and check with a progressive and knowledgeable health practitioner.
Ameenah Lutfee has practiced optimal health for over 25 years before becoming a freelance writer. Her “30 Awesome Discoveries, Natural Relief for Menopause” report is free and available at her blog site www.awesomehealthandwealth.com. She currently maintains up to date insights on natural relief for hot flashes via her blog site, Natural Relief for Hot Flashes.