Ladies, there’s not many things out there that 100 percent of us can agree on.
But THIS one of them: Hot flashes stink!
The temperature might be dropping outside, but it doesn’t matter how cool it is. You need a fan and a glass of ice water.
Heck, it may be autumn, but even the A/C isn’t out of the question when those hot flashes strike. And even then, no matter what you try, you can feel uncomfortably warm.
But today, I’ve got another way to cool off, enhance your mood, and fight off those other annoying (and sometimes debilitating) symptoms that crept up on you as you aged.
New research finds that an herbal therapy already known as a top all-natural brain-booster can also help fight hot flashes, mood swings, and other common symptoms in older women.
COOL OFF with this ‘gift of a saint’
There’s a small, humble, flowering plant that grows so well in so many places that it’s often classified as a weed.
Except this “weed” has ALSO been a staple of traditional medicine for 2,000 years.
And while it grows throughout spring and summer, villagers in many parts of Europe once believed that the BEST time to harvest was on June 24… the Feast of St. John.
Today, we STILL call it St. John’s wort. And modern studies confirm what those villagers knew so long ago.
The latest science backs its use for mature ladies facing the hot flashes and mood swings that strike during and AFTER menopause.
Docs often claim those awful feelings fade within a few years (as if “a few years” of misery is somehow tolerable). The truth is up to a third of women can suffer from those effects for YEARS, even DECADES, after menopause.
In the new study, older women suffering from post-menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and depression took either St. John’s wort or a placebo.
And let’s just say that given that this stuff is named for a saint, it’s tempting to call what happened next a miracle.
But there’s no miracle here… only medicine, as the study proves this stuff works BETTER than drugs and without the side effects.
Hot flashes CURED with St. John’s wort
In fact, over eight weeks, the hot flashes didn’t just improve in the women given the wort. Nearly two-thirds were completely CURED, compared to only three percent of women given the placebo.
Of those who still had hot flashes, both the frequency and intensity improved dramatically in women given the herbal remedy.
But the benefits didn’t stop there. Like I said earlier, St. John’s wort really shines when it comes to mood disorders such as depression. And that was the case in this study, too.
Four out of five women given the St. John’s wort were completely depression-free, compared to just six percent given a placebo.
If you’re battling lasting post-menopausal symptoms yourself, or even ordinary depression, it’s time to consider giving St. John’s wort a shot. Just clear it with your doc first to make sure it doesn’t interfere with any meds you might be taking.