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Hops Herb Fights Breast Cancer and Menopause Symptoms

Monday, April 17th 2017 at 6:15 am
Written By: Case Adams, Naturopath

Hops herb and its constituents have been found in multiple studies to have a positive effect upon menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats. These are termed vasomotor symptoms because they involve the ability of the blood vessels to expand and contract. The connection is that estrogen has a lot to do with regulating the blood vessels’ flexibility.

One clinical study of Hops and menopause came from Belgium’s Ghent University. It tested 67 menopausal women for three months. The researchers given either a Hops extract called 8-prenylnarigenin (8-PN) or a placebo. The study found that after six weeks and 12 weeks, those taking the Hops extract experienced a significant reduction in vasomotor symptoms – including hot flushes and night sweats.

The researchers utilized the Kupperman index to qualify the reduction in symptoms. The 100 microgram (low dose) was most effective in reducing symptoms. The researchers summarized their findings:

“Daily intake of a hop extract, standardized on 8- prenylnarigenin as a potent phytoestrogen, exerted favorable effects on vasomotor symptoms and other menopausal discomforts. Hop-derived prenylated flavonoids may provide an attractive addition to the alternative treatments available for relief of hot flushes and other menopausal discomforts.”

Read more:
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/hops-herb-fights-breast-cancer-and-menopause-symptoms