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Homeopathic Remedies for Early Menopause

written by: R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 7/26/2009

This article focuses on some homeopathic remedies for early menopause. It lists and discusses some herbs that can be used to help alleviate the symptoms of early menopause.

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    Early menopause occurs much earlier in life than it should. Those experiencing early menopause can start experiencing it as early as their twenties. Early menopause can cause several symptoms such as hot flashes, skin and vaginal dryness, night sweats, headaches, palpitations, emotional disturbances, joint aches and insomnia. Women can elect to undergo hormone replacement therapy to help alleviate their symptoms, but this can present its own side effects. The side effects of hormone replacement therapy are pretty similar to those of early menopause. To help counteract the symptoms and side effects many women turn to homeopathic remedies for early menopause. All women wishing to use any homeopathic remedy for early menopause should consult a physician first to avoid any adverse reactions.

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    Hot Flashes

    Evening primrose oil is an herb that can be used as a homeopathic remedy for early menopause. This home remedy is effective in alleviating hot flashes. The typical dose is 800 milligrams, three times daily. Other herbs that may be beneficial for home remedies for reducing hot flashes include ginseng root, cohosh root, chaste root, don quai root, licorice root and sarsaparilla.

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    Skin and Vaginal Dryness

    Certain vitamins and minerals can be used as homeopathic remedies for early menopause. These vitamins and minerals can help to alleviate skin and vaginal dryness and should be taken once a day. They include 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C, 50 micrograms of selenium and 10 milligrams of beta-carotene.

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    Emotional Disturbances and Pain

    Emotional disturbances are a major part of early menopause. Some women turn to prescription antidepressants, but then cannot handle the side effects. There are plenty of mood-enhancing herbs which can be used as homeopathic remedies for early menopause. These herbs help to reduce anxiety and depression. They also help to calm, relax, increase energy, alleviate tension and fatigue and they can also help to decrease pain and headaches. These herbs include lavender, ylang-ylang, milk thistle, St. John's Wort, rose, valerian, gingko biloba, rhodiola rosea and SAMe.

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    Aches and Insomnia

    Those experiencing early menopause will often experience aches and insomnia. There are several herbs that can reduce these symptoms that are great homeopathic remedies for early menopause. These herbs include valerian, skullcap, kava kava and passion flower.

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