Types of Herbs for Menopause used to Relieve Symptoms: Phytoestrogen and Non-estrogenic herbs

Oct 23, 2012 by

Are you wondering which herb should you use to treat your menopausal condition? A number of women suffering from menopausal symptoms opt to find relief through herbal treatment. Know that there are two types of herbs for menopause: Phytoestrogen and non-estrogenic herbs. Each type of herb differs from one another. Although both are good in treating menopause symptoms there is but one major difference; research shows that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects as compared to phytoestrogenic herbs because they aid the body to generate its own hormones.

Phytoestrogenic herbs

Soy is a type of phytoestrogenic herb which is used as an alternative to Hormone Replacement Treatment.

Phytoestrogenic herbs are plants that contain chemical structures that mimic human estrogen. Small quantities of phytoestrogens don’t affect the human body however; larger quantities can affect the human body. This is because phytoestrogens stimulate human estrogen and persuade the body that they are naturally-produced estrogen molecules. In some cases, this can be useful for people suffering from hormone problems.

Below is a list of several sources of Phytoestrogen herbs, they are most commonly found in:

  • Tempeh
  • Tofu
  • Soymilk
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Red wine
  • Green tea
  • Apples
  • Soy beans

The most commonly used Phytoestrogenic  herbs are:

  • Ginseng
  • Soy phytoestrogen
  • Red clover phytoestrogen
  • Dong Quai phytoestrogen
  • Black cohosh


Menopausal women use phytoestrogenic herbs to find relief from uncomfortable menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings and headaches.

Non-estrogenic herbs

Non-estrogenic herbs are often subscribed as a natural alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) due to its ability to achieve the same results as phytoestrogenic herbs without the negative side effects.

Non-estrogenic herbs help stimulate the growth of the body's own hormones, instead of introducing artificial ones.

Benefits of non-estrogenic herbs for menopause

Non-estrogenic herbs for menopause are currently recommended for all conditions related to low levels of estrogen hormones. Non-estrogenic herbs’ main benefit is alleviating menopause symptoms and can be used to treat any condition caused by hormone imbalance.

Other benefits of consuming non-estrogenic herbs include:

• Relieves menopause symptoms
• Prevents osteoporosis
• Promotes fertility
• Prevents cardiovascular disease
• Improves sexual performance
• Nourishes the endocrine system

Macafem is a non-estrogenic herb for menopause that is safe and effective. It gained its popularity from its success in naturally increasing hormonal levels.

One strong advantage of Macafem’s from other herbs is the ability to relieve many menopause symptoms without producing the harmful side effects associated with phytoestrogenic herbs. Macafem has been proven to help alleviate symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, loss of libido and irregular periods.


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