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Night Sweats and Chinese Herbs

Aug 17, 2007
Night Sweats are a common Menopause Symptom. Many Menopausal women experience Sweating with their Hot Flashes throughout the day. When it happens at night, though, it's a problem in itself. It can mean ruined sleep. Women typically wake up at 2-3 in the morning, soaked and burning. What a Drag!

One of the first is make sure you are DRINKING enough...fluids. That means water, juice, herb teas, etc. That means Two liters a day. Many women tell me they don't drink at all after their morning coffee.

First, let's look into how a Traditional Herbalist looks at Night Sweats.

Night Sweats in Chinese Medicine are understood to be Deep chronic Dehydration that has become inflamatory. TCM calls this "Yin Deficiency". They don't even address it as a Menopause Symptom. Yet, the TCM approach works to treat it!

TCM calls these herbs "Yin" Tonics. Ayurveda would describe them as nourishing "Kapha". These herbs Hydrate, coat,and soothe parched,inflamed muccous membranes. Common herbs that do this are:

Marshmallow(Althea), Asparagus ROOT,

Great Ayurvedic herbs are Shatavari(Asparagus Racemosa), and Amla(Emblica Myrobalani).

Spirulina is a Super Nutrient, that energizes and nourishes cells. Take 3-4 500 mg. tablets daily and watch your energy soar! It's an Incredible Fluid and Blood Builder. Spirulina is helpful for practically Any menopause symptom.

My favorite TCM herbs for this purpose are: Chinese Stellaria(YinChaiHu), Lycium Root(DiguPi), White Peony Rt.(BaiShao) and many others.

In addition to replacing the fluids, herbs that stop sweating are also good. Theses include:
WuWeZi(Schizandra seeds)
ShanZhuYu(Cornus berry)
FuXiaoMai(Wheat Grain)

TCM herbs are used together in formulas for best results. You can tincture any formula you see here and have a huge supply in a few weeks!

Personally, I Love Chinese Herbs when it comes to Efficient Night Sweat Relief.

Don't worry you don't have to know a thing about Chinese Herbs.

You can just print the formulas and take them to a Chinese Herb store. They are actually prescriptions! Some Chinese Herbal Pharmacies will make up capsules for you. Many will make up powders.

Or you can buy the actual "raw" herbs and MAKE your own Herbal Medicine tinctures!

Of course you can always order any Tincture Formula you see online from Ultimate Menopause Herbal Tinctures!

Also, very effective is to gently boil the "raw" herbs for 20 minutes and simply drink the strong "Decoction" several times a day. This is the traditional way, but I haven't seen many people willing to put up with the hassle, bad smell or taste, for too long.

Here's Two Great formulas for Night Sweats:

The first is for Night Sweats that are really bad, as well as dehydration.

TCM for Night Sweats #1
2-part...WuWeZi(Schizandra seeds)
2-part...ShanZhuYu(Cornus berry)
2-part...FuXiaoMai(Wheat Grain)
1-part...HuangBai(Phellodendron Rt.)
1-part...ZhiMu(Anemarrhena Rt)
1-part...DiGuPi(Lycium Rt)
1-part...YinChaiHU(Stellaria Rt)
1-part...MuDanPi(Moutan Bark)
1-part...DanShen(Chinese Salvia)
1-part...JinYinHua(Honeysuckle blossoms)
2-part...ShengDiHuang(Rehmania)
2-part...QingHao(Sweet Artemesia)
2-part...BaiShao(White Peony Rt)
2-part...GouQiZi(Lycium Fruit)
2-part...NuZhenzi(Privet Fruit)
2-part...TianMenDong(Asparagus Rt)
1-part...TuSiZi(Dodder Seeds)

The second Night Sweats formula #2 is if you have a tendency to get Bloated or swollen:

TCM Night Sweats Buster #2

2-part...WuWeZi(Schizandra seeds)
2-part...ShanZhuYu(Cornus berry)
2-part...FuXiaoMai(Wheat Grain)
2-part...QingHao(Sweet Artemesia)
2-part...BaiShao(White Peony Rt)
2-part...GouQiZi(Lycium Fruit)
2-part...NuZhenzi(Privet Fruit)
2-part...TianMenDong(Asparagus Rt)
2-part...HuangBai(Phellodendron Rt.)
1-part...ZhiMu(Anemarrhena Rt)
1-part...DiGuPi(Lycium Rt)
1-part...YinChaiHU(Stellaria Rt)
1-part...MuDanPi(Moutan Bark)
1-part...DanShen(Chinese Salvia)
1-part...JinYinHua(Honeysuckle blossoms)
1-part...TuSiZi(Dodder Seeds)
1-part...WuWeZi(Schizandra seeds)
1-part...Houpo(Magnolia Bark)

If You want to try Western Herbs... Here's a Really effective Western Formula:

But, Relax, you don't have to copy it exactly to get good results. Even if you can't get all of the Herbs, it's OK. They are all designed to go well together. These Herbs also tincture well together.

Western Hot Flash Buster Formula:

3-parts...Marshmallow Rt.(Althea)
2-parts...Asparagus Rt.
2-parts...White Peony Rt.
2-parts...Spirulina Powder
1-part....Lemon Balm(Mellissa)
1-part....Dandelion Rt.(Taraxacum)
1/4-part..Turmeric Rt and/or...
1/4-part..Fennel seeds

This is Deeply Nourishing and Hydrating. Tincture and start to take by the teaspoon in 2 weeks. 3-4 times a day is good for mild Hot Flashes. Every few hours for Serious Night Sweats.

[Important!Don't forget, Alcohol in tinctures can Bother Night Sweats! If you are taking tinctures every few hours, the pour boiling water over the dose in a cup. When it cools off, Dilute well. That's enough to neutralize the alcohol for most people.] You can also order the herbs in powder form and drink 1 teaspoon 3 X Day mixed with water. Or fill your own herbal capsules
About the Author
Aliza Adar Levine RNMH is a Nurse,Midwife,TCM Herbalist,and Medical Researcher for over 20 years. Learn how to manage your own menopause naurally at http://www.Womens-Health-Issues-Menopause.com and about other women's Health Issues at at http://www.health-Xpert.com
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