A.Vogel Menopause Natural Remedy For Hot Flashes
Used in herbal medicine as a natural remedy to help relieve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes. Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to reduce excess perspiration / sweating (hyperhidrosis).
The menopause is the natural process women go through as they reach a certain age and is a normal part of life.
The first use of the term “menopause” is said to have been in 17th Century France. However, it is only relatively recently that there has been general awareness of menopause as a concept – 100 years ago, life expectancy was much shorter and few women lived long enough to experience it. Those who did were most likely the wealthy elite who would never dream of speaking about such matters anyway.
The word “menopause” is derived from Greek – mĕn or menos meaning “month” and pausis meaning “to stop”. This fits in very well with the medical definition of menopause, which is defined as the point when monthly periods, or menstruation, finally stops.
Each tablet contains tincture of:
Fresh Sage* (Salvia officinalis) leaves (ratio 2.8:1 – 4.9:1) 280 mg, equivalent to 795-1370 mg fresh leaves.
Made from tincture of fresh Sage* (1:17)… 3 400 mg.
Microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose laurate, hydrogenated cottonseed oil.
* Certified organically grown by Bio Suisse
Adults: Take one tablet, 1-5 times daily, with water. Maximum daily dose in acute cases.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a shrub native of the Mediterranean basin. In ancient times, sage was traditionally considered a panacea (cure-all). As time went by some indications became more popular. In topical applications, sage is useful for inflammation of mucous membranes and tonsils. Orally, it helps to reduce excessive perspiration like that caused by severe malady (tuberculosis), it aids digestion and improves wound healing. For a long time, sages reputation as brain tonic was laughed at but, recently, its beneficial effect in Alzheimers disease was shown.
Actions and Pharmacology
Sage leaf contains tannins, bitter principles (diterpenes), steroids, flavonoids and a volatile oil rich in terpenes (thujone, camphor, etc.). It is recognized for its carminative (relieving flatulence), antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and anti-microbial properties. The antispasmodic and astringent effects may explain its usefulness against excessive perspiration and hot flushes. In a recent in vitro study, sage has shown an affinity to benzodiazepine brain receptors which could explain its calming effect. In another in vitro study, sage demonstrated antioxidant properties.
The German E Commission recognizes the use of sage (Salvia Officinalis) for dyspeptic symptoms (poor digestion without apparent stomach lesion) and excessive perspiration.
A multi-centre clinical trial assessed the tolerability and efficacy of Menopause tablets in menopausal women experiencing hot flashes.(5) This 8-week clinical trial investigated the safety and efficacy of a holistically standardized fresh herb sage extract, in a once-daily dosage in women aged between 50 and 65 who had been menopausal for at least 6 months and were experiencing at least 5 hot flashes daily.
After 4 weeks the average number of hot flashes had gone down by 50%
After 8 weeks the average number of hot flashes had gone down by 64%
The number of flashes was still decreasing during week 8, indicating that further reductions were most likely with continued treatment
The more intense the hot flashes, the better the results:
Mild flashes were reduced by 46%
Moderate flashes were reduced by 62%
Severe flashes were reduced by 79%
Very severe flashes were reduced by 100%
In the patient diaries, the average highest number of mild hot flashes at week 0 was 59 per day. This is more than one hot flash every half hour around the clock! After 8 weeks of therapy, the average highest number of mild hot flashes was 7.6 per day. Tolerability was rated as very good or good by 87.3% of the physicians as well as by 87.3% of the patients.
Precautions, contraindications and interactions
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have a seizure disorder ( e.g. epilepsy).
Do not use during pregnancy.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are breastfeeding.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.
Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product.
Do not use if safety seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.