Perimenopause Information

Supporting women going through all stages
of perimenopause and onwards.

Black Cohosh, Dong Quai & Red Clover


Plant and Traditional Use:
Black cohosh is a plant native to North America and part of the Buttercup family.  Its  Sunday names are Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa, and it’s sometimes called black bugbane, black snakeroot, baneberry, or fairy candle. 
Native American tribes traditionally used it for women’s health, especially for menstrual and menopausal issues.

Menopausal Support:
In the 19th century, it gained popularity for relieving menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings. It may be effective because it functions as a phytoestrogen, a plant-based compound that mimics the action of the hormone estrogen. Hot Flashes: Black cohosh has been popularly used to alleviate symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. While some women report benefits, scientific evidence on its effectiveness is mixed.

So, you’re curious about black cohosh for perimenopause? It’s like a herbal superhero that some people turn to for help with symptoms during this tricky time. But, just like any superhero, it’s good to know the whole story!

1. Cool Down Those Hot Flashes: Some studies suggest black cohosh might help chill out those hot flashes and night sweats. Picture it like a refreshing breeze during a warm day.

2. Period Peace: Some folks say this herbal supplement helps keep the menstrual cycle in check. Like a little helper for the monthly visitor. But, keep in mind, the scientific jury is still out on this one.

3. Happy Bones: There’s a thought that it could also help with bone health, kind of like a friend who keeps your bones feeling strong. But, we’re still waiting for more info on this.

4. Mood and Sleep Boost: A few people have mentioned feeling happier and sleeping better with black cohosh. It’s like a cozy blanket for your mood and sleep! 

Now, here’s the friend advice: Before you dive into the black cohosh adventure, 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. 😊🌿


Red clover is like a little helper from nature that might offer some relief during perimenopause. 🌿 Here are a few ways it could lend a hand:

  1. Cooling Down Hot Flashes: Red clover, with its special compounds called isoflavones, is thought to be a gentle way to ease those pesky hot flashes. It’s like giving your body a little nudge to find its balance.

  2. Mood Magic: Feeling a bit moody? Red clover might be able to sprinkle some positivity your way. Those isoflavones seem to have a knack for smoothing out the emotional rollercoaster that sometimes comes with perimenopause.

  3. Bone Buddy: Our bones need love too! Red clover brings along some compounds that could be like a protective shield for your bone density. Strong bones are happy bones.

  4. Heart Health: Taking care of your heart is always a good idea. Red clover might have a heart-healthy side too, possibly helping to keep cholesterol levels in check.

But before you jump into the red clover adventure, it’s a good call to have a chat with your healthcare professionals. They know you best and can guide you on whether red clover is a good fit for your unique situation. Plus, they’ll be on the lookout for any potential tag-team action with medications or other health stuff.

DONG QUAI (Angelica Sinensis)

Is also known as the Female Ginseng and is part of the parsley, celery and carrot family and is a traditional chinese herb. As with Red Clover and Black Cohosh, Dong Quai is sometimes suggested for perimenopause symptoms due to its potential effects on hormonal balance. It is believed to contain compounds that may have estrogen-like effects, which could help alleviate certain symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause. These symptoms may include hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular menstrual cycles.