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Key remedies put PMS in the past

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a cluster of physical and emotional symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Between 50 and 70% of women experience some degree of PMS regularly. Common complaints include fatigue, irritability, breast tenderness, headache, food cravings and bloating. According to health expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe, author of An A-Z Woman’s Guide to Vibrant Health, [...]

Black cohosh effective in hot flashes

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Black cohosh is one of the most well researched herbs for menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes. In fact, several clinical studies indicate that black cohosh is as effective as hormone therapy for relief of this symptom. The herb was shown to be as effective as low-dose hormone therapy within a month. At the University of [...]

Black Cohosh Helps Menopause Symptoms: Herb science organization says latest negative study flawed

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

The popular herb black cohosh reduces hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause in most published clinical trials, said the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading nonprofit herbal science organization. ABC was responding to a press release summarizing an unpublished double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on 132 women conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. [...]

Menopause Memory Trial: Herbs to be put to the test

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are investigating whether hormone therapy and two herbal products can lessen memory and other cognitive problems experienced by menopausal women. "Decline in mental skills and difficulty remembering things, finding words, paying attention - these are all common complaints of midlife women," said Pauline Maki, associate professor of [...]

Menopause herb safe and effective

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Black cohosh is one of the most promising natural remedies for relief of menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flashes. It contains triterpene glycosides, which researchers believe may interact with receptors in the brain to block some estrogenic activity. Since it has become so popular, many researchers are now investigating its long-term safety. At the Department of [...]

How Black Cohosh Works: Herb safe and effective for hot flashes

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Black cohosh, an herb increasingly used by women as an alternative to estrogen replacement therapy, may reduce hot flashes by targeting serotonin receptors, according to a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, the first to show a likely mechanism of action for the herb other than estrogen, increases the [...]

Life after HRT: many natural options

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Just as the largest number of North American women in history are reaching menopause, the medical “treatment of choice” is being called into question. One of the largest and best designed studies on the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was recently abandoned due to the finding that women using HRT after menopause had a [...]

Key remedies put PMS in the past

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a cluster of physical and emotional symptoms associated with the female menstrual cycle. Between 30 and 40% of women experience some degree of PMS regularly, although symptoms may vary significantly from woman to woman. Common complaints include fatigue, irritability, breast tenderness, headache and abdominal bloating. For most women, PMS symptoms are [...]