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Cool Remedies for Hot Flashes

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Cool Remedies for Hot Flashes

Stop suffering from the effects of hot flashes.  There are many great natural remedies to help restore hormonal balance.  Here are some of my favorite cool remedies for hot flashes:


A traditionally-used plant of the native people of Peru as far back as 3800 BC, maca is a root that provides a tonic for the whole endocrine system of the body, thereby helping to balance hormones, restore depleted glands, and improving the body’s ability to cope with stresses of all kinds, including hormonal changes.   Most women who’ve used maca notice a significant drop in hot flashes.  Dosage varies from product to product so it is best to follow package instructions and choose certified organic as much as possible.  It’s available in both powder and capsule format.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is an herb that has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years to treat hormonal imbalances linked to menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms.  Today, herbalists use the herb or its extract to treat a wide variety of hormonally-linked symptoms, including:  hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness.  A typical dose is two to three cups of tea daily, one teaspoon of extract two to three times daily, or in capsule form (follow package instructions).

Clary Sage Essential Oil

Due to estrogen-like properties, clary sage essential oil can help balance hormones in both menstruating and menopausal women.  It may decrease excessive menstruation, lactation, and alleviate menopausal symptoms like hot flashes.  The most direct route affect hormones in the brain is through inhalation; however, diluting sage essential oil diluted in a massage oil like sweet almond or grapeseed and massaging it onto the abdomen can also be beneficial.

Discover the aromatherapy blend I use for stubborn hot flashes when other remedies aren’t working…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:11PM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

11:51PM PDT on Aug 4, 2013

Thanks for this information, chaste berry is also helpful to treat the hot flashes that occur during menopause.

3:33PM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

Great stuff! I will be trying some of this stuff for sure!!
Thanks so much!!

8:29AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013


10:30AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

YES all of the above or any of the above. The time to start preparing for menopause is [at least] in your 30s. Especially if there are or have been problems with menstrual cycles, fertility etc.
Vitamin E, a good natural vitamin E, is always good for women, 200iu daily. Take with a meal containing fats and/or glass of milk, to be absorbed. Also Cranberry juice/tablets, raspberry juice,. Vitamin B complex, 1 daily or 2 if stressed. Relax often!

4:11AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thank you :)

11:38AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

good advice

2:27AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing

6:58PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Not there yet but now I will be prepared.

4:39AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013


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