There’s no woman out there who hasn’t experienced problems involving painful periods or unpleasant menopause. Let’s go back some hundred years for a second. It was then that people came to realize the existence of a plain-looking plant but one that’s extremely beneficial for women.
Yes, we’re talking about bugbane (cimicifuga or cohosh), a plant which can be recognized by a large stalk and white, fluffy flowers. It’s one of the best natural medicines thanks to the properties found in its root.
Bugbane is very popular among women who’re menopausal because it efficiently gets rid of hot flashes and excessive sweating, and other symptoms that affect the intimate parts. The numerous benefits have been scientifically proven. Research has shown that it can reduce the luteinizing hormone levels produced by the pituitary gland. During menopause the LH levels are off the chart, and according to some they lead to hot flashes which make women feel uncomfortable.
Moreover, bugbane contains phytoestrogens which are similar to estrogens. Phytoestrogens function by attaching themselves to hormone receptors in our bodies, and thus alleviate symptoms caused by menopause without the risk of breast cancer which is a possible side-effect of hormone replacement therapy. This plant also helps with painful periods, that is cramps because it reduces uterine contractions, and at the same time increases blood flow which is why it’s used during and after delivery.
So if you’re experiencing some of these problems, don’t give up because nature has all the answers.