2. Black Cohosh
Black cohosh was discovered two centuries ago and people have been using it ever since that time. Even to this day, a lot of women still try black cohosh to reduce hot flashes or even other menopausal symptoms.
It has proven to relieve menopausal symptoms, as well as menstrual cramps.
Multiple studies by NCBI show that black cohosh can be effective for women going through postmenopausal symptoms and premenopausal symptoms.
In 2009, it was even approved by Germany for treating menopausal symptoms, premenstrual discomfort, and painful menstruation.
Studies have shown that black cohosh improves both psychological and physical symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats, anxiety, and even hot flashes.
Black cohosh works because it balances and supports hormonal levels, which then reduces the intensity of hot flashes.
Also, it works perfectly for almost everyone, but it might not be effective for every person.
A study by the University of Maryland Medical Center asked 120 women with menopausal symptoms to use black cohosh. Turns out, black cohosh is even more effective than an antidepressant, when it comes to treating night sweats or hot flashes.
There are no side effects of using black cohosh and it can be even used by women suffering from breast cancer.