During and after menopause, women’s enzyme systems are affected due to a deficiency of estrogen, which is rich in antioxidant properties and free radical scavenging structures. Thus, it is recommended that menopausal women incorporate strong antioxidants into the diet, such as moringa, to help maintain stability and ward of symptoms that are both physical and psychological.
One study by Kushwaha and Chawla (2015) found that the consumption of moringa leaf powder (tested at 7g daily) for three months significantly decreased the severity of menopausal symptoms including somato-vegetative symptoms (hot flashes, heart discomfort, sleep problems and joint and muscular discomfort), psychological symptoms (depressive mood, irritability, anxiety and physical and mental exhaustion), and urogenital symptoms (sexual problems, bladder problems and dryness of vagina). The Menopausal Rating Scale (describing the severity of symptoms) decreased by 17% by the end of the study, exhibiting moringa’s therapeutic potential for the prevention of complications during and post menopause.
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Kushwaha, Shalini and Chawla, Paramjit. 2015. Impact of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on menopausal symptoms of postmenopausal women. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Volume 5, Issue 1. ISSN 2250-3153.