8 Home Remedies to Control Menopausal Hot Flushes

November 6, 2018
Menopause is a difficult stage of woman's life, and in today's article we look at home remedies for hot flushes

One of the most common symptoms of reaching menopause are those uncomfortable hot flushes that generally get worse at night. To control hot flushes, here are some home remedies to use before going to bed.

Even though hormone changes are generally what causes most discomfort, most women are also affected by hot flushes. In fact, it is estimated that 85% of the female population suffers from this condition during the first and second year of menopause.

While this isn’t a serious health problem, it is often fairly uncomfortable as it interrupts sleep and can be frustrating. Fortunately, over the years several natural remedies have been discovered that can help control these symptoms, in order for them not to become so much of a problem.

Read more: 5 Natural Products to Manage Menopause

Today we’d like to share 8 of these remedies with you, so you can try whichever ones you like best.

1. Linseed oil to control hot flushes

linseed oil

The fatty acids contained in linseed are extremely healthy for women of this age. They also help to prevent cardiac disease and inflammation, and control a lot of menopause symptoms. The plant-based lignans in this oil act as natural estrogen to counteract the loss of estrogen during menopause.

How to use it

  • Use the oil in your salads, smoothies or favorite recipes.
  • Take one tablespoon of oil before breakfast, every day.

2. Evening primrose oil

Evening primrose oil is a known natural tonic for women’s reproductive health. In this case, it can be used regularly to produce estrogen and freshen skin. Because it has a high gamma-linolenic acid content, it will put you right to sleep, preventing any nocturnal interruption.

How to use it

  • Add a few drops to a glass of warm water and drink before going to bed.
  • Use a small amount to wipe your skin with. Focus on major sweat areas.

3. Cloves

A bowl of cloves

Cloves have been shown to have abundant amounts of isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen that helps to reduce constant hot flushes.


  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 cup water

How to use it

  • First boil the cup of water, and then add the cloves.
  • Steep for several minutes, and drink twice a day.

Read more: How to Use Cloves in Natural Remedies to Improve Digestion

4. Honey water

A simple mixture of honey and water is also a great way to control hot flushes.


  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 glass water

How to use it

  • Add the tablespoon of honey to the glass of hot water.
  • Drink every night before going to bed.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Organic apple cider vinegar contains 30 essential nutrients that revitalize and provide minerals for the body. Its properties balance the body’s metabolism and help control hormones to mitigate menopausal discomfort.


  • 2 Tbsp. pure apple cider vinegar
  • 1 glass warm water

How to use it

  • Dilute the apple cider vinegar in the glass of water and drink half an hour before going to bed.
  • Avoid using refined apple cider vinegar because it doesn’t contain the same properties.

6. Sage

You can buy sage leaves in herb stores, or in bags sold commercially at the supermarket. This plant reduces hot flushes, relaxes the body, and will help you get to sleep. It’s also proven to improve digestion, stop diarrhea, and calm headaches.


  • 1 Tbsp. sage
  • 1 cup water

How to use it

  • Firstly, add the tablespoon of sage to the cup of boiling water, and then cover.
  • After 10 minutes of steeping, strain with a colander and drink.
  • Repeat twice a day.

7. Roman chamomile massage

Roman chamomile oil

To control hot flashes from the outside in, use a bit of roman chamomile oil in a massage.


  • 10 drops of roman chamomile oil

How to use it

  • Pour the oil into your hands and rub it on the areas that are most heavily affected by sweat.
  • Use every night, and if necessary, use throughout the day as well.

8. Red clover

Red clover infusion is an ancient remedy for reducing cholesterol, improving circulation, and helping to control hot flashes.


  • 2 tsp. dried red clover
  • 1 cup water


  • Firstly, add the red clover to one cup of boiling water.
  • Then steep for 30 minutes, then strain and drink.
  • Drink up to three cups a day.

For best results, remember that you absolutely must improve your diet and increase calcium, potassium, and vitamins D and E. Also try to wear clean cotton or linen clothes for sleeping.


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