Transition tonic is used for general management
of menopausal symptoms. It is made up of eight different types of herbs to help
manage symptoms such as hot flashes, water retention, irritability, and other
symptoms associated with hormonal fluctuation.
Generally, the recommended dose is 1 to 2 dropperfuls in water or hot tea twice
daily. If symptoms are severe, the dose may be increased up to 6 droppers.
Dosing may also be decreased when symptoms improve.
The Transition Tonic contains eight different herbs.
Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste Tree Berry)-
Used to normalize progesterone and estrogen production by controlling the
luteinizing hormone produced from the pituitary gland. Helps reduce hot flashes.
Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam)-
Reduces the effect of estrogen withdrawal. This saponin-containing herb was once
the primary source for oral contraceptives. It is NOT estrogen or progesterone,
however, it has progesteronic characteristics without being converted into
progesterone in the body. Wild yam will help with symptoms such as vaginal
Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh)-
Clinical studies have found that this herb is very effective in treating hot
flushes. It also has beneficial effects on reducing cholesterol and peripheral
Senecio aureus (Life Root)- Useful in cases of menopausal disturbances of any
kind. It eases hot flashes, and nervous or emotional upset.
Leonurus cardiaca (Motherís Wort)- Has relaxing effect; it is especially useful
in treating hot flashes associated with nervous tension.
Hypericum perforatum (St. Johnís Wort)- Decreases anxiety and mood swings
associated with menopause
Avena sativa (Oat Straw)- Used to treat insomnia, and nervous exhaustion.
Salvia officinalis (Red Sage)- Used to improve skin, hair, and circulation.
Since it has an anti-perspiring effect, it can also be used in women who suffer
from night sweats during menopause.