Menopausal Symptoms

    Last Updated: January 11, 2024

    Menopause is the stage of life when menses permanently cease, and the reproductive system no longer performs functions related to fertility. The most common signs and symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, Insomnia, trouble focusing, and mood swings. To learn more about the condition itself, visit our Menopause page.

    Menopausal Symptoms falls under the Women’s Health category.

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    1. Red Clover Extract - Atkinson C, Warren RM, Sala E, Dowsett M, Dunning AM, Healey CS, Runswick S, Day NE, Bingham SARed-clover-derived isoflavones and mammographic breast density: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial ISRCTN42940165Breast Cancer Res.(2004)
    2. Black Cohosh - Wen-pei Bai, Shu-yu Wang, Jian-li Liu, Li Geng, Li-na Hu, Zhong-lan Zhang, Shu-ling Chen, Shu-rong Zheng[Efficacy and safety of remifemin compared to tibolone for controlling of perimenopausal symptoms]Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi.(2009 Aug)
    3. Red Clover Extract - Baber RJ, Templeman C, Morton T, Kelly GE, West LRandomized placebo-controlled trial of an isoflavone supplement and menopausal symptoms in womenClimacteric.(1999 Jun)
    4. Black Cohosh - Geller SE, Shulman LP, van Breemen RB, Banuvar S, Zhou Y, Epstein G, Hedayat S, Nikolic D, Krause EC, Piersen CE, Bolton JL, Pauli GF, Farnsworth NRSafety and efficacy of black cohosh and red clover for the management of vasomotor symptoms: a randomized controlled trialMenopause.(2009 Nov-Dec)
    5. Panax Ginseng (Korean Ginseng) - Kim SY, Seo SK, Choi YM, Jeon YE, Lim KJ, Cho S, Choi YS, Lee BSEffects of red ginseng supplementation on menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal women: a double-blind randomized controlled trialMenopause.(2012 Apr)
    6. Black Cohosh - Jacobson JS, Troxel AB, Evans J, Klaus L, Vahdat L, Kinne D, Lo KM, Moore A, Rosenman PJ, Kaufman EL, Neugut AI, Grann VRRandomized trial of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes among women with a history of breast cancerJ Clin Oncol.(2001 May 15)
    7. Black Cohosh - Matthias Rostock, Julia Fischer, Andreas Mumm, Ute Stammwitz, Reinhard Saller, Hans Helge BartschBlack cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) in tamoxifen-treated breast cancer patients with climacteric complaints - a prospective observational studyGynecol Endocrinol.(2011 Oct)
    8. DHEA - Ma H, Sullivan-Halley J, Smith AW, Neuhouser ML, Alfano CM, Meeske K, George SM, McTiernan A, McKean-Cowdin R, Baumgartner KB, Ballard-Barbash R, Bernstein LEstrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study reportBMC Complement Altern Med.(2011 Nov 8)
    9. Black Cohosh - Karel Raus, Cosima Brucker, Christoph Gorkow, Wolfgang WuttkeFirst-time proof of endometrial safety of the special black cohosh extract (Actaea or Cimicifuga racemosa extract) CR BNO 1055Menopause.(Jul-Aug 2006)
    10. Royal Jelly - Georgiev DB, Metka M, Huber JC, Goudev AR, Manassiev NEffects of an herbal medication containing bee products on menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular risk markers: results of a pilot open-uncontrolled trialMedGenMed.(2004 Dec 16)
    11. Maca - Meissner HO, Kapczynski W, Mscisz A, Lutomski JUse of gelatinized maca (lepidium peruvianum) in early postmenopausal womenInt J Biomed Sci.(2005 Jun)
    12. Maca - Tsuyoshi Takewaka, Kiyoshi HaraClinical Effect of Oral Administration of Maca (Lepidium meyenii) Extract on Japanese Peri-Menopausal Women Subjects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled StudyInt J Biomed Sci.()
    13. Black Cohosh - Shams T, Setia MS, Hemmings R, McCusker J, Sewitch M, Ciampi AEfficacy of black cohosh-containing preparations on menopausal symptoms: a meta-analysisAltern Ther Health Med.(2010 Jan-Feb)
    14. Black Cohosh - Briese V, Stammwitz U, Friede M, Henneicke-von Zepelin HHBlack cohosh with or without St. John's wort for symptom-specific climacteric treatment--results of a large-scale, controlled, observational studyMaturitas.(2007 Aug 20)
    15. Black Cohosh - Ahmed Nasr, Hanan NafehInfluence of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) use by postmenopausal women on total hepatic perfusion and liver functionsFertil Steril.(2009 Nov)
    16. Red Clover Extract - Lipovac M, Chedraui P, Gruenhut C, Gocan A, Kurz C, Neuber B, Imhof MThe effect of red clover isoflavone supplementation over vasomotor and menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal womenGynecol Endocrinol.(2012 Mar)
    17. Kudzu - Woo J, Lau E, Ho SC, Cheng F, Chan C, Chan AS, Haines CJ, Chan TY, Li M, Sham AComparison of Pueraria lobata with hormone replacement therapy in treating the adverse health consequences of menopauseMenopause.(2003 Jul-Aug)
    18. DHEA - Alessandro D Genazzani, Massimo Stomati, Francesca Bernardi, Matteo Pieri, Lucio Rovati, Andrea R GenazzaniLong-term low-dose dehydroepiandrosterone oral supplementation in early and late postmenopausal women modulates endocrine parameters and synthesis of neuroactive steroidsFertil Steril.(2003 Dec)
    19. Maca - Meissner HO, Mscisz A, Reich-Bilinska H, Mrozikiewicz P, Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska T, Kedzia B, Lowicka A, Barchia IHormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (III) Clinical responses of early-postmenopausal women to Maca in double blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled, crossover configuration, outpatient studyInt J Biomed Sci.(2006 Dec)
    20. Red Clover Extract - del Giorno C, Fonseca AM, Bagnoli VR, Assis JS, Soares JM Jr, Baracat ECEffects of Trifolium pratense on the climacteric and sexual symptoms in postmenopause womenRev Assoc Med Bras.(2010 Sep-Oct)
    21. Maca - Brooks NA, Wilcox G, Walker KZ, Ashton JF, Cox MB, Stojanovska LBeneficial effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on psychological symptoms and measures of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women are not related to estrogen or androgen contentMenopause.(2008 Nov-Dec)
    22. Black Cohosh - Michael Bebenek, Wolfgang Kemmler, Simon von Stengel, Klaus Engelke, Willi A KalenderEffect of exercise and Cimicifuga racemosa (CR BNO 1055) on bone mineral density, 10-year coronary heart disease risk, and menopausal complaints: the randomized controlled Training and Cimicifuga racemosa Erlangen (TRACE) studyMenopause.(2010 Jul)
    23. Pycnogenol - Errichi S, Bottari A, Belcaro G, Cesarone MR, Hosoi M, Cornelli U, Dugall M, Ledda A, Feragalli BSupplementation with Pycnogenol® improves signs and symptoms of menopausal transitionPanminerva Med.(2011 Sep)
    24. Red Clover Extract - Hidalgo LA, Chedraui PA, Morocho N, Ross S, San Miguel GThe effect of red clover isoflavones on menopausal symptoms, lipids and vaginal cytology in menopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studyGynecol Endocrinol.(2005 Nov)
    25. Black Cohosh - Ross SMMenopause: a standardized isopropanolic black cohosh extract (remifemin) is found to be safe and effective for menopausal symptomsHolist Nurs Pract.(2012 Jan-Feb)
    26. Red Clover Extract - van de Weijer PH, Barentsen RIsoflavones from red clover (Promensil) significantly reduce menopausal hot flush symptoms compared with placeboMaturitas.(2002 Jul 25)
    27. Red Clover Extract - Knight DC, Howes JB, Eden JAThe effect of Promensil, an isoflavone extract, on menopausal symptomsClimacteric.(1999 Jun)
    28. Lion's Mane - Nagano M, Shimizu K, Kondo R, Hayashi C, Sato D, Kitagawa K, Ohnuki KReduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intakeBiomed Res.(2010 Aug)
    29. Black Cohosh - Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ, Grothaus LC, Ehrlich K, Guiltinan JTreatment of vasomotor symptoms of menopause with black cohosh, multibotanicals, soy, hormone therapy, or placebo: a randomized trialAnn Intern Med.(2006 Dec 19)
    30. Red Clover Extract - Ehsanpour S, Salehi K, Zolfaghari B, Bakhtiari SThe effects of red clover on quality of life in post-menopausal womenIran J Nurs Midwifery Res.(2012 Jan)
    31. Pueraria Mirifica - Chandeying V, Sangthawan MEfficacy comparison of Pueraria mirifica (PM) against conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) with/without medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in the treatment of climacteric symptoms in perimenopausal women: phase III studyJ Med Assoc Thai.(2007 Sep)
    32. Black Cohosh - Pockaj BA, Gallagher JG, Loprinzi CL, Stella PJ, Barton DL, Sloan JA, Lavasseur BI, Rao RM, Fitch TR, Rowland KM, Novotny PJ, Flynn PJ, Richelson E, Fauq AHPhase III double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial of black cohosh in the management of hot flashes: NCCTG Trial N01CC1J Clin Oncol.(2006 Jun 20)
    33. Maca - Meissner HO, Mscisz A, Reich-Bilinska H, Kapczynski W, Mrozikiewicz P, Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska T, Kedzia B, Lowicka A, Barchia IHormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and Symptomatic Responses of Early-Postmenopausal Women to Standardized doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre Clinical StudyInt J Biomed Sci.(2006 Dec)
    34. Black Cohosh - Maki PM, Rubin LH, Fornelli D, Drogos L, Banuvar S, Shulman LP, Geller SEEffects of botanicals and combined hormone therapy on cognition in postmenopausal womenMenopause.(2009 Nov-Dec)
    35. Valerian - Taavoni S, Ekbatani N, Kashaniyan M, Haghani HEffect of valerian on sleep quality in postmenopausal women: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trialMenopause.(2011 Sep)
    36. Black Cohosh - Castelo-Branco C, Gambacciani M, Cano A, Minkin MJ, Rachoń D, Ruan X, Beer AM, Schnitker J, Henneicke-von Zepelin HH, Pickartz SReview & meta-analysis: isopropanolic black cohosh extract iCR for menopausal symptoms - an update on the evidence.Climacteric.(2021-Apr)