The menopause herbal blend contains selected herbs that are appreciated by women who are around the menopause. The mixture contains: red clover flower, chamomile flower, lemon balm, stinging nettle leaf and hollyhock 'NIGRA' flower.
Red clover is a wild plant, very popular on our continent. It is often perceived as just a weed, but completely wrongly. This plant contains many valuable compounds and red clover extract has been used for a long time as an ingredient in preparations for women during menopause.
The plant contains, among other things: flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, essential oils but also vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc. Red clover also contains a plant hormone that is similar to the human hormone estrogen, which is a good supplement during menopause.
Because red clover contains an estrogen-like hormone, it can be used during a woman's menopause. Red clover infusion has a lovely taste and the herb can also be used for cooking and healthy health drinks.
Chamomile flower (Matricaria chamomilla)
Chamomile flower contains a large amount of essential oil and is rich in vitamins and minerals. In addition to flavonoids and antiallergic substances, the flowers also contain phytosterols, phenolic acids, catechin-tannins, polyacetylenes, choline, coumarin and mineral salts. Dried chamomile flowers taste great as chamomile tea. The herb has an aromatic scent and a mildly bitter taste that many appreciate.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm contains many substances. The main component of lemon balm leaves is essential oil, the main ingredients of which are citral, citronellal and geraniol. In addition to essential oil, lemon balm leaves contain, among other things, tannins, flavonoids, chlorophyll, carotenoids and phenolic acids, of which the most active are: rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid and ferulic acid. These acids have strong antioxidant properties.
The herb is best known for its sedative properties, which have long been used in folk medicine. Lemon balm has its calming effect thanks to the essential oil it contains.
Stinging nettle leaves (Urtica dioica)
Stinging nettle has many properties. The plant is used for cooking, among other things for soups, perhaps because the herb is actually rich in nutrition and contains vitamins B1, C, E, and K, as well as phosphorus, manganese, silicon and calcium. Stinging nettle has a natural and fresh taste, and goes well with a cup of herbal tea. It is also said that nettles have a blood forming and cleansing effect on the body.
Hollyhock 'NIGRA' has its unusual color thanks to the high content of dyes - anthocyanin, which are mainly derivatives of malvidin and delphinidin. In addition, the herb is a fairly rich source of antioxidants, which also include, for example, berberine. Other substances found in the plant are phenolic acids and flavonoids: quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, tannins, resins, as well as large amounts of polysaccharides, especially mucilage and pectins.
In folk medicine, the herb was used mainly for women and women during menopause. It is the presence of phytoestrogens, i.e. plant compounds that "mimic" female estrogens with their activity, which allows the herb to be used by women. It is worth mentioning that similar properties have red clover and kudzu root . Hollyhock 'NIGRA' is also used in the food industry for, for example, the production of herbal teas (it is often added to teas because it gives aroma and an intense, dark colour).