Features and benefits
- Contains black cohosh and vitex, traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve menopausal symptoms
- Black cohosh traditionally relieves many common menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes, disturbed sleep, irritability, mood swings and mild rheumatic aches and pains in Western herbal medicine
- Dong quai is traditionally used in Chinese medicine to relieve menopausal symptoms and to enhance blood health, and therefore to nourish Jing, a form of life force energy that declines with age
- Also contains other Chinese herbs including horny goat weed, anemarrhena and curculigo plus the Indian herb shatavari
How it works
Most women experience menopause between 45 and 55 years of age.
It’s a gradual process that leads to the end of the monthly period, and in turn the reproductive years. The hormones oestrogen and progesterone fluctuate during this time and periods become lighter until they eventually stop.1
Many women experience menopausal symptoms, some of which may include:
- Hot flushes
- Poor sleep
- Aches and pains1
Black cohosh: traditionally used to relieve menopausal symptoms
Black cohosh relieves a wide range of menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, irritability, mood swingsdisturbed sleep and mild rheumatic aches and pains based on its traditional use in Western herbal medicine.
Dong quai: traditionally used to enhance blood health
As well as being used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to reduce menopausal symptoms, dong quai is a blood tonic that’s traditionally used to invigorate Jing (also known as kidney essence).
According to TCM philosophy, Jing is a form of life force energy that’s stored in the kidneys and declines with age. This is one of the reasons that a healthy kidney organ-meridian system is considered the foundation of good health in Chinese medicine, especially during times of transition between life stages, including menopause.
Vitex: traditionally used to maintain healthy reproductive hormones
Vitex is a herb used in traditional Western herbal medicine during menopause to maintain healthy reproductive hormones.
1. Victoria State Government. Last updated Nov 2019 and accessed May 2020 from betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/menopause
This medicine may not be right for you. Read the label before purchase. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly talk to you health professional.