November 13, 2010

herbal remedies for pmsPremenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common health condition which is well familiar to many women. The symptoms associated with PMS include bloating, spasms and cramps, fatigue, irritability, severe mood changes, headaches, food cravings, painful periods and many others. They begin shortly after ovulation and disappear after the period has started. Eating a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water and reducing caffeine consumption are among the best recommendations to ease the symptoms of PMS. And what are the natural solutions for PMS symptoms?

There are many natural solutions and herbal remedies for PMS which can effectively alleviate the symptoms, calm down and balance the condition of women in this period of time. First of all, it is recommended to use natural diuretics, which can be of a great help for elimination excessive liquid from the body. Chamomile tea, fennel tea, extracts of nettle, dandelion or juniper, cranberry juice are great natural diuretics, to name a few. Also, it is possible to use such great herbal diuretic as green tea which has a great variety of health benefits and curative properties.

pmsMenstrual cramps and muscle tension are among the most common symptoms of PMS, and to bring a relief you can use such herbal remedies as yarrow, cramp bark, pennyroyal leaf, horsetail and others. Specialists recommend using red clover tea and licorice tea to reduce excessive oestrogen. Some herbal remedies for PMS can be used to induce too heavy blood flow. Those include Chinese angelica, licorice tea and nettle tea. In addition, it can be of a great help to enrich your diet with seaweed and the foods rich in iron.

Chaste tree berry is another great natural remedy which can be used to regulate the length of the periods. Sometimes women can feel sudden chills, and warm ginger root tea is the best remedy for this condition. Finally, PMS symptoms cause mood swings, mild depression, insomnia, increased  irritability and lots of stresses to most women, therefore it is recommended to keep some relaxing and calming herbal remedies for PMS ready. You can use Valerian root, St. John’s Wort, passion flower, Saw palmetto, lemon balm, vervian tea and evening primrose oil. The latter also can reduce inflammation and reduce breast tenderness.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

Comments are closed.