Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms and More: 7 Herbs to Grow in Your Garden
A natural remedy for menopause symptoms, the root of this herb can also be used to help with palpitations and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms and More:
7 Herbs to Grow in Your Garden
When it comes to principles on natural health, it can get confusing just trying to figure out where to
start. There are many herbs considered 'essential', but you'll only need a small handful to deal with
If you want to grow them in your backyard for easier access, you can certainly do so. Here are
several herbs that will make a nice addition to your garden.
1. St. John's Wort. Touted as a natural treatment for menopause symptoms, this plant with
bright yellow flowers can be used to improve sleep. It can also help alleviate anxiety, mild
depression, and mood swings. Both the leaves and blooms are the active parts of this herb.
2. Peppermint. This minty-smelling herb provides relief for a variety of conditions, including
headaches and indigestion. It also contains menthol, which can help treat colds and nasal
congestion. The leaves are the main source of its healing properties.
3. Thyme. Commonly used to flavour soups and stocks, this herb can also be used to treat
bronchitis, emphysema, and even asthma. Like peppermint, it can help treat indigestion as well. Just
as in cooking, the leaves are the active parts of the plant when used medicinally.
4. Parsley. Often found as a garnish on pasta dishes, this humble-looking little leaf is packed
with nutrients that help with flatulence and bad breath. In addition, it's a good source of folic acid,
which is important for cardiovascular health. It goes without saying that it's the leaves you'll want to
5. Chamomile. Anti fungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory, chamomile is used for heartburn,
indigestion, colic, and to help people relax. Those with peptic ulcers regularly find relief by
drinking chamomile tea. The whole plant may be used, but most of its healing properties centre in
the flower heads.
6. Sage. Another culinary herb, its genus names reflects its earlier use in medicine. In fact, it's
considered something of a panacea (all-around remedy) due to its wide range of uses. It's said to
help in treating Alzheimer's, managing Type-2 diabetes, and improving memory. Again, go for the
7. Black cohosh. It may take a while for this plant to establish itself in your garden, but once it
does, it spreads with relative ease. A natural remedy for menopause symptoms, the root of this
herb can also be used to help with palpitations and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).