PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) is the period of emotional disturbance, anger, apprehensions, headache, dizziness, tenderness in breast, swelling, nervousness, irritability, mood swings, depression and anxiety. In this period women get easily upset over the demands of husband, children, family and job sector. This period is also called as Time of the month. Mood of women swings in this period due to hormonal changes. Research shows that the main cause of PMS is deficiency of Vitamin B6 and magnesium in the body.
Actually PMS is not a disease and no medical treatment prevails to cure this syndrome. PMS is related to emotional disturbance and its impact also varies from person to person. She can reduce its intensity or impact by changing the environment, by making certain changes in your life style and by adopting friendly behavior. PMS occurs before some days of the start of menstruation. Its intensity differs from woman to woman. Sometimes, it can badly affect the interpersonal relationship as men don’t understand this emotional upheaval and react aggressively.
Natural remedies for PMS are very effective. The victims of PMS should make certain changes in their diet pattern. You can also opt the herbal way to deal with PMS. Herbs like St. John’s wort, black cohosh, valerian root, peppermint, strawberry leaves etc are good for treating depression and anxiety. These herbs are easily available in herbal product shops in form of capsules, tablets, tincture and tea packs on bearable prices.
Herbal supplements for PMS like dandelion, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel seeds, squaw vine are marvelous in treating hormonal imbalance, mood swing, nervousness and irritability. Chaste Tree Berry (Agnus Castus) is a very useful herb for curing hormonal imbalance. It is also good for treating irregularity of menstruation period and missing of period also. Chaste Tree Berry is also available in the form of tablets in market.
Vervain tea is good both for health of liver and spleen. It gives coolness to mind and relaxes the body. Vervain tea helps in curing nervousness, body aches, period pains and anxiety. This herb has sedative quality so it helps in relaxing the brain and treats tension and depression associated with PMS period.
Dandelion root is a rich source of Potassium, Vitamin A and Iron. In PMS period, women feel a lot of weakness due to deficiency of iron in the body. Dandelion tea helps in improving iron level in the body and helps in preventing cramps, acne and body pains.
Ginger tea is very effective in giving calmness to mind and in reducing pain. It is also helpful in preventing anxiety, depression and dizziness. Evening primrose oil is useful in lessening breast tenderness, body pains and inflammation.
Saw palmetto herb is very much effective for hormonal imbalance. Due to its anti-androgenic properties, saw palmetto is helpful in treating acne, anger, mood swings and increased body hair. Drink plenty of fluids in this period to get rid of PMS problem. Take nutritious diet in this period and avoid junk food. PMS problem can be treated easily by adopting a good daily routine. Also, do exercise in fresh air for mental relaxation.