Menopause is the cessation of menstrual activity which occurs between ages of 45 to 50 characterized hot flushes (remaining are given below) and atrophy of female tissues.
• Hot flushes
• Night sweats
• Nervous tension
• Menstrual disturbance
• Diminished interest in sex
Though it is a natural process, it sometimes occurs earlier due to the some pathological changes. The pathological absence of menstruation cycle causes to aggravate a lot of toxins that are otherwise expelled with menstruation accumulate in the body adding to physical symptoms like pain in back and pelvis, deposition of fat around hips, belly and thighs, tumors, cysts in the uterus or ovaries.
1 Licorice and Ashwagandha that have natural estrogen should be taken in powder form.
2 Rasayan or rejuvenating medicines like, Bhritvata Chantamani, Vata Kulantak Rasa and Prawal Pisthi.
Take one half teaspoonful of each (mixed together) twice a day with warm milk or honey.
• Soak five almonds overnight. In morning peel off skin and grind almonds into a fine paste. Grind 3 black peppers, 2 pieces of cardamom and one teaspoon of anise seeds and mix them with almond paste. Add paste to 250 ml of boiled milk. Add one teaspoon of honey and drink when lukewarm.
What to eat-
The food must comprise of three basic elements, namely:
• Fresh Fruits
• Nuts, seeds and grains
• Vitamins E, D and C
• Soaked nuts and seeds
• Fresh cooked vegetables
• Vegetable soup
• Milk products
• Fresh cottage cheese
• Beet juice (taken in small quantities of 60 to 90 ml thrice a day)
All processed, refined and denatured foods such as white flour, white sugar, cold drinks, frozen food, food containing chemicals and preservatives, greasy food, spicy food, fried stuff, sour food must be avoided.
• Sitali Pranayam
• Breathing Exercises