Native Americans have long used the herb Black Cohosh to treat menstrual cramps, hot flashes, fever and arthritis. Recent studies prove the herb taken in pill form is truly effective in easing menopausal and menstrual disturbances, as well as cardiovascular illnesses.
As a natural alternative to hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), Dr. Linda Petter of the Auburn Reporter newspaper recommends treating symptoms of menopause with Estroven, which can be purchased over-the-counter. This product is a combination of an herb, Black Cohosh, and soy. It helps relieve symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and insomnia.
"Approximately 90 percent of women in my practice who have taken this medication, report significant symptom improvement," Petter said.