What Is It?
As indicated by its name, a menopausal herbal combination provides a number of helpful herbs in one convenient capsule, sparing you the inconvenience of taking an assortment of products. Standard components of such combination products include such traditional “female-healthy” herbs as black cohosh, chasteberry, dong quai, and soy. Many contain additional herbs such as kava and dandelion root that can help with specific symptoms, as well as key nutrients such as calcium, vitamins E , C, and B, and magnesium.
Although these combination products typically contain less of each herb than WholeHealth Chicago normally recommends, the overall effect of a combination may be just fine for putting the brakes on hot flashes and other discomforts associated with menopausal symptoms. Experiment with different combinations to find a product that’s most effective for your set of symptoms.
Before trying a menopausal herbal combination, read the label carefully to ascertain that it has the key ingredient: black cohosh. Then check the number of milligrams of each ingredient to make sure it approximates the low end of the doses for the individual herbs or nutrients recommended in our WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library.
The amount of each individual ingredient in a menopausal herbal combination product is usually quite small. The best approach for anyone concerned about possible interactions with a drug or dietary supplement is to refer to the separate entries (black cohosh, dandelion, dong quai, soy) in our WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library.
See individual entries in the WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library for cautions on specific herbs or nutrients contained in your menopausal herbal combination.
Menopause Follow instructions on label.