At age 58, I was thrown off a cliff straight into full menopause by chemotherapy, and with it came the worst hot flushes and night sweats. I literally had to sleep (when I could) on three towels. Then I read about sage tea for hot flushes and tried Neal's Yard organic sage. Within 24 hours I felt a difference, and within 3 days the hot flushes were reduced to a warm tingle. I used a normal teaball full of sage, seeped for 5 minutes in boiling water, and added a little honey. I cup 3x's a day. I don't recall now how long it took till I didn't need it any more, but eventually I found I could reduce it and only have a cup if I thought a flush might be coming on. The sage seems to dampen them right down, miraculously. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!