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Does taking Maca root help with symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women?
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So it seems that Maca helps with libido AND hot flashes. Dosing starts at 2-3 grams daily for most women in the published studies. There are no reports of serious side effects.
1. Meissner, H.O. et al. Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and Symptomatic Responses of Early-Postmenopausal Women to Standardized doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre Clinical Study. Int J Biomed Sci. 2006 Dec; 2(4): 360–374.