Tried wild yam capsules as a way to eliminate hot flashes. If anything, it made them worse. Took 500mg twice a day for two months as I've read several people online saying 'it takes time to work'. No, it doesn't. It doesn't work at all. Just another natural product that does nothing -- a placebo effect at best, I would say.
At this point, I have tried everything 'natural' to get rid of hot flashes -- apple cider vinegar, sage, magnesium, black cohosh etc. Have been struggling for over a year plus spending a ridiculous amount of money on natural remedies. I finally, made an appointment with my doctor and am going to go on HRT. At least I know that works.