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What menopause and andropause are, symptoms and teas

Menopause and andropause are two natural processes that occur in the human body around the age of 40 – 50. Both are marked by a series of physical and emotional changes, various symptoms and hormonal reduction.

If you’re looking for a natural way to combat the symptoms of these two processes, you’re in the right place! This post will bring you a list of suggested teas for each of them. Come along!

  • What is the menopause, what are the symptoms and which teas can help
  • What is the andropause, what are the symptoms and which teas can help


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What is the menopause, and what are its symptoms?

Menopause is the cessation of menstruation and female fertility, which usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Generally, a woman is considered to have reached menopause when she has stopped menstruating for more than a year. It is a biological and natural process, normal in a woman’s life. The symptoms associated with menopause result from a reduction in hormones, particularly oestrogen, which has an impact on various organs and systems.

The most common physical symptoms include:

  • Hot flushes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Sleep problems
  • Reduced libido
  • Mood swings
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Urinary problems, such as infections
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Swelling and weight gain


The most common emotional symptoms include

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood swings


Teas for the menopause

Teas can be an effective way of relieving the symptoms of the menopause. Some medicinal plants can be useful for specific symptoms.

Mulberry tea

Made from the medicinal plant morus nigra, it helps regulate oestrogen levels and combat many of the symptoms of menopause, such as memory problems, lack of energy, mood swings and sleep problems.



How to prepare

  1. Boil the water and add the chopped mulberry leaves;
  2. Leave to stand for 10 to 15 minutes;
  3. Strain and drink during the day.


Siberian ginseng tea

The antidepressant action of Siberian ginseng tea helps to improve mood and increase libido. By assisting women to adapt to hormonal changes, it reduces stress and increases energy.




  1. Boil water and add the ginseng root;
  2. Leave to stand for 5 minutes;
  3. Strain and drink warm.


St John’s wort tea

In addition to its antidepressant effects, St John’s wort tea helps control hot flushes and makes women feel more comfortable.



How to prepare

  1. Place the St John’s wort in boiling water;
  2. Leave to stand for 5 to 10 minutes;
  3. Strain and leave to cool;
  4. Drink 2-3 times a day, after meals.


Other teas that help

  • Chamomile tea: Helps to relax and reduce anxiety;
  • Valerian tea: Helps you sleep better;
  • Lemon balm tea: Helps regulate mood;
  • Sage tea: Helps combat hot flushes and night sweats.


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What is andropause, and what are the symptoms?

Andropause is a decrease in the production of testosterone, the main male hormone, and usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 60. It is a gradual process, which can take several years, and does not occur in all men. Although it is popularly known as “the men’s menopause”, it is a process distinct from the menopause. Unlike the menopause, it is not synonymous with infertility. Although not all men experience symptoms, they can occur physically and mentally.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Erection problems
  • Fatigue
  • Memory problems
  • Testicular reduction
  • Swelling and weight gain
  • Loss of body hair


Teas for andropause

Teas can be useful for treating the symptoms of andropause. Some medicinal plants that can be effective include:

Tribulus terrestris tea

Generally consumed as an aphrodisiac, and therefore an ally of the libido, it also helps to increase testosterone production and sexual impotence. By stimulating hormonal balance, this medicinal tea improves mood, gives energy and strengthens defences. In addition, it helps tone muscles.



How to prepare:

  1. In previously boiled water, add the Tribulus terrestris;
  2. Cover and leave to infuse for 5 minutes;
  3. Strain and allow to cool slightly before drinking;
  4. Drink 3 to 4 cups a day.


Catuaba tea

A naturally aphrodisiac tea, it acts by increasing blood flow in the genital region and making it more sensitive to stimuli.



How to prepare:

  1. Boil the water and add the catuaba;
  2. Keep boiling for 10 minutes;
  3. Remove from the heat, cover and leave to stand for 15 minutes;
  4. Strain and drink 2-3 cups a day.


Ginseng tea

Easterners believe that this plant is a powerful mental and physical stimulant, making it an excellent aid against impotence.



How to prepare:

  1. Boil the water;
  2. Add the ginseng;
  3. Wait a little and turn off the heat;
  4. Cover for 10 minutes;
  5. Strain and drink 3 to 4 cups a day.


Other teas for andropause:

  • Marapuama tea: To maintain testosterone levels and increase libido;
  • Peruvian maca tea: To increase libido.


More tips for relieving menopause and andropause symptoms

As well as teas, there are other tips that can help relieve the symptoms of the menopause and andropause, such as:


  • Regular physical exercise: Physical exercise helps regulate hormone levels and improve mood.
  • Healthy diet: A healthy diet helps control weight and improve general health.
  • Therapy: Therapy can help deal with the emotional symptoms of menopause and andropause.

Consult a doctor for more information about menopause and andropause symptoms and the best treatment options.

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