Herbal Alfalfa may be considered a functional herb for the treatment of menopause, some scientists suggested.
Menopause cessation of the menstrual period and is a natural process of all women. Some researchers suggested that you officially enter the stage of menopause if you have gone 12 months without a menstrual period.
Women enter the menopause stage differently, but the average age is 51 in the United States.
and "Ethnic differences within Asia account for small differences in endogenous hormone levels and age at menopause between Asian and Western women, and the type of menopause symptoms and their prevalence also differ between those two communities".
Alfalfa is a flowering plant in the genus Medicago, belonging to the family Fabaceae, It has been cultivated all over the world as hay for cattle feeding.
The leaves, sprouts, and seeds to make medicine has been used in traditional medicine over thousands of year to treat high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, enhance digestive system, bleeding disorder, kidney, and urinary tract infection, etc. North America aboriginal has used Alfalfa seed as food, such as making bread and mush.
The herbal chemical constituents include flavones, isoflavones, sterols, bichanin A, coumestrol daidzein, formonetin, genistein and coumarin derivatives, etc.
In the finding, the natural whole food for the alleviation of menopause symptoms without inducing adverse effects caused by the hormone therapy researchers at the Università degli Studi-Siena conducted an experiment to test the efficacy of a plant product based on extracts of the leaves of Salvia officinalis (sage) and Medicago sativa (alfalfa) in the treatment of hot flushes.
The study includes 30 menopausal women with symptoms of hot flushes.
At the final report, the doctors said, "Although there currently are no dietary recommendations for individual phytoestrogens, there may be a great benefit in increased consumption of plant foods".
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