The jury’s out on how much herbal supplements can ease your hot flashes or other menopause symptoms, says ob/gyn Joy’El Ballard, M.D., author of Loving Me, Myself and Her: Through Perimenopause and Beyond. Still, herbal remedies’ popularity among menopausal women makes them worth noting. Black cohosh is probably the most studied, says Dr. Ballard, but the results are mixed. One supplement that does have good data behind it is ginseng: Research shows it may help with menopausal mood issues and sleep problems, but alas, not hot flashes. Before you take any herbal supplement, be sure to talk to your doctor.