I came upon some red clover on my morning walk today. It’s one of the plants nutritional therapists cannily make use of to help clients with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes.
Containing isoflavones, red clover is a good source of phytoestrogen or naturally occurring oestrogen and can be taken as a standardised supplement, tea, tincture or added to food just as it is (watch out for bloating if you choose the latter option).
Oestrogen is a hormone which dramatically drops with the onset of menopause. For those that prefer a natural approach to managing menopausal symptoms, red clover on its own or as part of a protocol offers a safe approach without the risk of the side effects associated with HRT. Research suggests it protects against osteoporosis too.