Sweet relief from menopausal hot flushes


Licorice root is naturally sweet and a popular flavour for candies and sweets, but you probably didn't know it can quickly cool off menopausal hot flushes.

In Iran Licorice is used to treat menopausal hot flushes so to put the ancient remedy to the test scientists compared it to a placebo in women with hot flushes.

It was not fair for the women who got placebo capsules because those lucky enough to (unknowingly) get licorice capsules experience excellent relief with a decrease the frequency and severity of their hot flashes.

A little know fact it that like soy foods and flaxseeds licorice contains phytoestrogens, which are known to be helpful for menopausal symptoms and explain why it works so well.



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