Perimenopause Information

Supporting women going through all stages
of perimenopause and onwards.

Ashwagandha, Wild Yam & Macca Root


Ashwaghandha Plant

Plant and Traditional Use:
Ashwagandha, from the nightshade family,  is historically from India and has been used for over 3000 years in Ayurvedic medicine, which is a natural and holistic approach to physical and mental health. It is also known as ‘sleeping berry, winter cherry or Indian ginseng and the Indian name translates loosely to ‘smell of horse’. Although the leaves and stems can be used, it is mainly the roots which are harvested for help with various health concerns.

It is also considered to help with anxiety, fatigue, memory, concentration sleep, joint pain – a proper little ladies helper.

You can buy Ashwagandha in tablet form, gummies and capsules. If you prefer you can also choose a powder supplement for use in smoothies, juice and milk. 

For a higher concentration and full-spectrum extract there’s KSM-66, which is purely the root and is not bulked out with other parts of the plant.

Now, here’s the friend advice: Before you dive into the Ashwagandha or KSM-66, chat with your healthcare provider. They can give you the lowdown on how it might work for you, any potential side effects, and if it plays nice with any other things you’re taking.

And remember, what works for one person might not be the perfect fit for another. So, go into it with a smile and stay informed. 😊🌿


Macca root is part of the brassica family and as such is packed with minerals, vitamins and glucosinolates (help fight stress and inflamation).
It has been used for generations by the Peruvians (it is also known as Peruvian Ginseng) high up in the Andes  to help fight menopausal symptoms, increase fertility and lift libido.


Wild Yam has been used in North American and Mexico for many years and is thought to have phytoestrogen properties and is used to combat Perimenopause and Menopause symptoms. It is also believed to have a beneficial affect on fertility and also reduce cholesterol levels.

There’s also a chemical, Diosgenin, which is used to make a variety of steroids which is found in Wild Yams.
One of its greatest benefits is its anti inflammatory properties which can alleviate swelling and associated pain

But taking Wild Yam, it’s a good call to have a chat with your healthcare professionals.  Plus, they’ll be on the lookout for any potential tag-team action with medications or other health stuff.