How to take sage with menopause and tides

The onset of menopause is associated with a change in the hormonal balance in the body of a woman and is often accompanied by symptoms that disrupt the normal course of life. To combat the symptoms of menopause prescribed hormonal drugs that compensate for the lack of estrogen in the body. This method of treatment has many contraindications, so to normalize the state of health, women resort to traditional medicine. In this article, you will learn how to take sage with menopause and hot flashes.

What is menopause and tides?


The climacteric period (menopause, menopause) is characterized by a decrease in the function of the ovaries, resulting in a decrease in the number of sex hormones (estrogens) in the blood.

The deficiency in the body of estrogen is characterized by:

  • increased sweating;
  • tides (enlargement of blood vessels, causing a feeling of heat);
  • pressure jumps;
  • dryness of the vaginal mucosa, etc.

Tides are the most common sign of menopause. Their occurrence is associated with a violation of the hypothalamus, responsible for thermoregulation. The lack of estrogen generates a false signal about the body's hypothermia. As a result, heart rate increases, sweating increases and peripheral blood vessels expand, a feeling of heat arises. The frequency and strength of symptoms of menopause is individual.


The main cause of symptoms of menopause is hormonal imbalance.


The healing properties of sage

Sage - a long half-shrub growing to 70 cm. Its flowers and leaves contain a lot of essential oils, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids and vitamins, thanks to which it has the following properties:

  • anti-inflammatory;
  • anesthetizing;
  • hemostatic;
  • disinfectant;
  • wound healing;
  • reducing sweating;
  • astringent;
  • thermoregulating.

All of the above properties make it possible to use sage for combating infectious diseases, cystitis, blood and vascular diseases, gastrointestinal tract. Extraction of this plant is used to disinfect and accelerate the healing of foci of frostbite, wounds and burns.

How can sage help with menopause?

To adjust the level of hormones prescribed treatment aimed at replenishment of estrogen. Sage contains phytoestrogens and is the most effective natural remedy in the fight against the symptoms of menopause:

  1. Supports the balance of the natural level of hormones. Clinical studies have confirmed that sage contains compounds that have estrogenic properties. Phytoestrogens fill the deficiency of the female hormone and favorably affect a woman's health in menopause.
  2. Reduces the frequency and strength of tides, with a thermoregulatory effect.
  3. Strengthens the nervous system due to the content of minerals and vitamins. Reduces irritability, nervous tension. Thiamine, which is a part of the plant, has a general calming effect.
  4. The content of saponins provides an improvement in blood flow, which eliminates headache and dizziness. Fatty acids and carotene contribute to increased vascular elasticity.
  5. It alleviates pain and reduces the loss of blood during menstruation due to the tannins and essential oils, which have spasmolytic and astringent properties.

Preparations and decoctions based on sage can not prevent the onset of menopause, but effectively eliminate its symptoms. Treatment should be comprehensive and conducted under the supervision of a gynecologist.

Contraindications to use

Take sage is necessary in strict accordance with the dosage. Otherwise, there may be side effects:

  • heart rate increases;
  • the blood glucose level drops sharply;
  • there is a feeling of thirst;
  • there are symptoms of intoxication caused by the accumulation of essential oils in the kidneys and liver;
  • there is an addiction to the drug, which reduces the positive effect of its use.

Salvia officinalis has absolute contraindications to use:

  • diabetes;
  • epilepsy;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • kidney and liver diseases;
  • pathology of the uterus (endometriosis, myoma);
  • polycystic formations in the ovaries;
  • dryness of the vaginal mucosa;
  • hypertension;
  • hypothyroidism;
  • allergic reaction;
  • state after the operation to remove tumors;
  • precancerous condition;
  • cancer.

Reception Features

When tides and to get rid of other symptoms of menopause can be used as self-collected sage, and its ready-made forms sold in pharmacies (herbal preparations, tablets, essential oils, tinctures, extracts, etc.). Collect the flowers and leaves of a plant growing in natural conditions away from highways and railways.

The positive effect of taking funds based on sage is noticeable after 2 hours and lasts for a day. The compounds in the sage can be addictive, which reduces the effectiveness of the treatment and reduces the beneficial properties of the sage. Experts recommend a two-week pause after a month of taking medicines. You can make a collection, adding to sage melissa, linden, thyme, motherwort and other herbs, beneficial to the woman's body.

The most effective recipes:

Form of admission Ingredients How to cook How to use Medical effect
Decoction for oral administration

2 tbsp. l. dry leaves of sage;

3 cups (750 ml) of boiling water

Boil the mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat. Cool to a comfortable temperature and drain Use 3 times a day for 2 weeks. After a two-week break and repeat Reduces the frequency and strength of hot flashes, stabilizes the emotional state
Decoction for bathing

6 tbsp. l. sage leaf;

liter of boiling water;

10 drops of essential oil (optional)

Boil the leaves for 10 minutes, drain the broth Pour the broth into warm water. Lie down in the bathroom for 15 minutes. The course of admission is unlimited Relieves stress, fatigue. Has a rejuvenating and calming effect

1 tbsp. l. raw materials;

250 ml of boiling water

Pour salvia with steep boiling water, leave to infuse for 30-40 minutes Take 1 to 8 tbsp. l. (depending on the strength of symptoms) per day. Course - 2 weeks, then a break Reduces sweating, tidal frequency, relieves emotional stress

, h. l. herbs of sage;

250 ml of boiling water;

you can add honey, lemon balm, lemon.

Pour boiling water raw, allow to boil for 5 minutes. In a day you can drink 4 cups.

It has an antioxidant, antidiabetic, calming effect. Reduces sweating.

When mint is added, blood pressure and heart work stabilize, relieves pain.

Honey and lemon strengthen the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect of sage, strengthening the weakened immunity of women.

Herbal Remedies

3 tbsp. l. sage;

1 tbsp. l. field horsetail;

1 tbsp. l. valerian;

a glass of boiling water.

1 tbsp. l. herbal collection pour steep boiling water, insist 25 minutes, drain. To consume 3 tbsp. l. 2 times a day for 14 days. Reduces the frequency of hot flashes, normalizes blood pressure, improves blood circulation, eliminates headaches and sweats.
Alcohol tincture

3 tbsp. l. dried sage;

500 ml of alcohol (vodka).

This form is sold in ready form at the pharmacy.

If you make it yourself, you need to fill in sage with alcohol and insist in a bright place for a month.

Take 15 drops once a week.

You can not use it for hypertension.

Decreases sweating, headache. The frequency of tides decreases.
Tablets with sage extract (Menoforse) Sold in ready form at the pharmacy According to instructions. Help to eliminate hot flashes and excessive sweating, dizziness, dryness in the vagina, reduce irritability.
Essential oil

5-10 drops per bath;

when performing a massage - as required.

When preparing a bath, pour essential oil into warm water. Unlimited.

Taking a bath with the addition of sage extract will remove irritability, nervous tension, normalize sleep.

Applying oil to the temporal region will eliminate the headache.

For the same purposes, it is possible to perform inhalations with the addition of sage oil.

Juice Fresh sage leaves. Grind the leaves and squeeze the juice through the cheesecloth. Take 2 times a day for one tablespoon.

Promotes purification of blood vessels, acceleration of blood circulation.

Normalizes the work of sweat glands.

Sage - a unique plant that normalizes a woman's health during menopause. Phytoestrogens and other compounds included in its composition, effectively combat negative manifestations of menopause and strengthen health. Proper use of sage will significantly improve the quality of life in menopause. Drugs on its basis have a number of contraindications, so treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor.