Premenstrual Syndrome, PMS
PMS, short for premenstrual syndrome, is a condition that affects some 30% of women around the world at any given point of time. PMS has different effects on different women- you may experience uterine cramps, backache, digestive problems and irritability when you suffer from
PMS, which can affect your day-to-day activities.
While you may come across many medications that may help you deal with PMS and its associated symptoms, you can always rely on the power of herbs to sort things out for you.
Natural Remedy for Premenstrual Syndrome
Ginkgo Biloba & Lemon Balm
How The Premenstrual Syndrome Remedy Works
Premenstrual syndrome (also known as PMS) can occur up to 14 days before a woman’s menstrual period.
It has a wide range of symptoms including anxiety, changes in mood, menstrual cramps and stomach pain.
This ginkgo biloba and lemon balm remedy helps to treat PMS in the following ways:
- Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba can reduce the severity of various PMS symptoms.
- Lemon Balm: Lemon balm has a calming effect on the body and can alleviate many PMS symptoms.
How To Prepare The Premenstrual Syndrome Remedy
1. Add 1 teaspoon of ground ginkgo biloba and 1 teaspoon of ground lemon balm to a cup of boiling water, let it steep for 5 minutes and drink it.
2. Drink this remedy up to 4 times per day when experiencing PMS.
Below we’ve put down a list of some of the best herbs that could help you tackle symptoms associated with PMS.
St John’s Wort
St John’s Wort is one of the best herbal remedies when it comes to tackling problems of the mental origin. It is believed that the extracts of this herb contain certain volatile oils and compounds that have natural anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, which could be helpful in tackling many symptoms associated with PMS.
St John’s Wort is also found to be helpful in tacking mood swings, irritability, anxiety and depression which are commonly observed in women suffering from PMS.
The ancient Pacific islanders have been using the extracts of this herb to tackle many women’s problems since thousands of years. The extracts of this herb are thought to calm down the mind and the body, boost mood and improve energy levels.
What’s more, this herb is extremely versatile and today, it is also being used clinically to deal with many symptoms associated with PMS.
Traditionally, this herb was used by herbal medicine practitioners to curb anxiety, depression and stress, and even today, we find people all around the world using these extracts to tackle mental conditions associated with PMS. It is believed that the extracts of this herb can soothe mood fluctuations in women suffering from PMS and may also reduce anger and irritability.
Black cohosh extracts have been in use since a long time when it comes to dealing with kidney problems. The Native Americans used this herb for several purposes, and today, scientists have found that this herb may actually curb depression and many symptoms associated with menopause and PMS. The anti-inflammatory, sedative and analgesic properties of this herb are what make it a sure winner.
The root of the maca plant is yet another amazing natural remedy for various symptoms associated with PMS. This herbaceous plant boosts energy and curbs stress and anxiety. Some studies also suggest that the consumption of this herb may improve your sex drive, which is usually diminished as a result of PMS. The calcium and iodine content of this herb stimulate the production of hormones by the thyroid gland and improve metabolism and reduce fatigue and weakness.
While the root of dandelion contains many beneficial medicinal properties, and is used by many herbal medicine practitioners around the world to deal with a wide range of health conditions, its leaf is not to be forgotten. Studies suggest that the extracts of dandelion leaf can eliminate excess water from the body thanks to its diuretic properties, and reduce bloating and cramps associated with PMS. The leaf extracts of this plant may also help curb infections of the liver and the intestine, promote energy levels and boost overall health.
Lemon balm extracts, known for their calming properties, are often used in many aromatherapy practices for patients suffering from chronic stress and other mental disorders. The extracts of this herb, when used in the form of an essential oil or drunk as tea, can promote sleep and calm down the nervous system. Patients suffering from PMS noticed reduction in fatigue, weakness and irritability after using this herb as a natural remedy.
Gingko biloba is one of the most popular herbal remedies for many disorders of the nervous system. It is believed that the consumption of this herb cold improve memory and cognitive performance and improve mood and energy levels. Those taking this herb as a remedy also noticed reduced fluid retention, bloating, irritability and insomniac spells associated with PMS, which probably explains why it is so popular as a natural remedy among people around the world today.