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"During menopause, many people experience hot flashes. A recent review and meta-analysis investigate whether Chinese herbal remedies might reduce the discomfort."
"The authors believe that Chinese herbal medicine might relieve hot flashes due to estrogen-like effects.For instance, some of the herbs that the researchers used in the trials, including bai shao, dang gui, zhi mu, chai hu, huang qin, and yin yang huo, contain phytoestrogens."
"The authors caution that if the benefits of Chinese herbs rely on estrogen or estrogen-like effects, 'they should be used with caution when prescribed to patients with hormone-dependent conditions, such as breast cancer.'"
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