Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms by Chandrashoor

Vinay Bhardwaj, Niharika Sharma


Menopause is the cessation of menstruation at the age of 40–45 years in females. This condition is due to decrease in the levels of sex hormones (Estrogen and progesterone). This condition is characterized by mild or severe symptoms like: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and menstrual irregularities etc. Ayurveda links menopause with aging, which is a 'vata' predominant stage of life. Thus, the symptoms of menopause experienced by some women are similar to the symptoms seen when the vatadosha rises. Chandrashoor, commonly known as Lepidium sativum, belongs to family Brassicaceae. In English it is known as "Garden cress" in India. Phytoestrogens are plant-derived substances whose chemical structure is similar to endogenous human estrogens (weak estrogen-like effects). Seeds of chandrashoor contain some phytoestrogens. These phytoestrogens compensate the deficit of normal serum estrogen level. Thus, it relieves the menopausal symptoms by normalizing estrogen level.

Keywords: Menopause, vatadosha, chandrashoor, phytoestrogens

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Vinay Bhardwaj, Niharika Sharma. Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms by Chandrashoor. Research and Reviews: A Journal of Ayurvedic Science, Yoga and Naturopathy. 2016; 3(3): 18–20p.


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