The menopause It consists of the stage in the life of the woman in which her menstruation ceases. It is an absolutely normal and natural physical and bodily change, which in most cases occurs especially between 45 to 55 years of age, although it is usually normal to also start a little earlier. Once the menopause is over, the woman can no longer get pregnant.
Due to the loss of hormones, since during menopause the ovaries stop producing ova and the body produces less progesterone and estrogen , appear a series of typical symptoms, typical of this stage: irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness, changes in mood and mood and hot flushes (which tend to be worse during the first and second year).
In addition, we must bear in mind that low levels of estrogen can influence the occurrence of osteoporosis and heart disease.
Benefits of salvia for menopause
The sage It is a plant known scientifically with the name of Salvia officinalis . It is of Mediterranean origin, although at present it is possible to find hundreds of different species both in the Mediterranean basin and in Central America, passing through South America and East Asia. On its characteristics, it is a plant easily distinguishable by presenting blue or red flowers.
Although we are in front of a plant recognized in gastronomy for its culinary qualities as an aromatic condiment, the truth is that Sage is a very beneficial medicinal plant for women , especially during menopause, as it is an excellent alternative to hormone substitution treatments based on synthetic estrogens, which, as has been shown, can be very dangerous.
Among its most important qualities we can mention its virtues for considerably alleviate all symptoms of menopause , especially hot flashes, in addition to nausea, dizziness, night sweats and headaches.
How to make an infusion of salvia against hot flashes of menopause
The infusion of salvia is constituted as an excellent natural remedy for relieve hot flashes own that appear in menopause. To make it you need 2 teaspoons of dried salvia and the equivalent of one cup of water.
Put the water in a saucepan and let it boil. When it begins to boil, add the dried sage and let it boil for 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Strain and serve in a cup.
If you wish you can sweeten, preferably with honey or brown sugar cane. It is best to drink a cup of this infusion during the day if you need it, or before going to bed.
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