Menopause is natural course the female body takes as women get older. While there are medications to remedy this, going natural is something that some might prefer. Adding certain foods to your everyday diet has been known relive this issue but the results vary from person to person. It is necessary to consult with one’s doctor first before incluidng any kinds of food to your diet.
• Linseed: It has concentration of omega 3 and other essential fatty acids. A chemical called Lignan is a powerful antioxidant and a natural estrogen. Both these properties make it an important effective remedy for menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, palpitation, dizziness and the like. This is to be taken twice daily mixed with water.
• Indian Spikenard: This has important micronutrients which help calm the nervous system and mind. 2 grams is to be taken on empty stomach twice in the day early morning and before bed. General weakness, irritability, and hot flashes in night are relieved.
• Pumpkin seeds: This is a very useful remedy for several of the common symptoms of menopause. These seeds are a rich source of Zinc which helps to prevent Osteoporosis. Another chemical, L- tryptophan is very effective in controlling irritability, depression, mood swings and the like. It has other useful properties like controlling cholesterol besides being rich in magnesium which has a salutary effect on main the symptoms of menopause.
• Flax seeds: Like linseed it is very effective remedy for menopause troubles. The seeds are to be soaked in water overnight ground into a fine paste and applied to the vagina for relief for burning itching etc. The paste can be mixed with water and taken internally.
• Liquorice: One teaspoon of the powder taken daily for effective treatment of the symptoms. It contains estrogen.
• Sunflower seeds: These seeds have high content of estrogen and is effective for most symptoms of menopause.

Research has proven that stress triggers cortisol and adrenal which aggravates menopause symptoms. Indulge in positive pursuits to divert your mind from discomforts. Practicing yoga, meditation helps to calm one down. This also helps to balance the hormones.