Hot Flashes are the most common symptoms as a result of transition of menopause, the time when a woman's menstrual periods come to a stop. Hot Flashes are normally accompanied by sudden feelings of warmth, which may redden the skin (blushing effect) over the neck, face or chest. Some women tend to sweat while in some women it leaves them chilled. Though these symptoms are common, their frequency varies from person to person and they can become quite irritating. There are a variety of home treatments for Hot Flashes, some of which are detailed below.
Black cohosh has been effectively used as remedy for menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause for close to 200 years. It is extracted from the root of the black cohosh plant, a tall flowering plant found in the eastern parts of North America. A member of the buttercup family, its roots have been used for medicinal purposes for decades. These days it is widely used to combat hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances as well. The effective use of black cohosh has been confirmed on women who do not wish to undergo hormone replacement therapy. Black cohosh can be taken in tablet form or the root mixed with water to make a tea. Even though use of herbs is considered a time honoured method to help treating body disease, black cohosh treatment should always be done under the supervision of a health care provider.
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