Women Turning to Herbal Menopause Remedies

September 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Sep2006, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p3
The article reports on women looking more towards herbal remedies as a substitute to hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms. While herbs such as St. John's wort, black cohosh, and ginko biloba are increasingly popular, studies have shown that they are not always effective. Non-hormonal treatment is not an optimal choice, according to the study. Prescription drugs originally approved for other uses, such as anti-depressants and blood-pressure treatments, have shown some effectiveness.


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