Highly Effective Herbs For PMS And Its Symptoms

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How It Works

Is it that time of the month when you swing from sheer happiness to profound depression? Cramps, bloating, irritability, mood swings, and anxiety could be symptoms of PMS. Try the herbs below – they're known to effectively help you go-easy on those tough days. 

 

Herbs for PMS:
 

Chasteberry

Chasteberry is derived from the chaste tree, which incidentally is a shrub. It is highly revered as a herb for female sexual health as anecdotal reports point at the herb’s ability to cure female infertility.

Why does it work?

As per a 2013 study, it was reported that the chaste berry herb has been effective in relieving the symptoms of PMS. It is particularly effective against breast pain, bloating, headaches, and similar physical symptoms. It boosts the release of female hormones.

Procedure for Usage

Chasteberry supplements are readily available in offline and online stores. If you have access to whole chaste tree berries, you can brew tea using the crushed berries.

Frequency

Follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor or as mentioned on the packaging. Consult your physician before consuming chaste berry as it can interact with a few drugs.


Mimosa

Mimosa is popularly known as the Shy Plant or “Touch-me-not.” Ancient Ayurveda has identified mimosa as a healing herb for its various properties.

Why Does it Work?

Studies indicate that mimosa can elevate the mood and is much more useful than anti-depressants when dealing with PMS. Thus, the herb actually makes you feel good. It can also help you sleep better, thereby, countering your insomnia.

How to Use

Mimosa supplements are available in the liquid or capsule form. Mimosa teas are also available, and you can brew some fresh herbal tea by steeping mimosa leaves in hot water for about 3-4 minutes.

How Much to Use

You can have 3 to 6 mL of mimosa liquid extract or one capsule thrice a day daily with your meals.
 

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is a perennial flowering herb that belongs to the buttercup family. It is commonly found in the US and Canada. Let’s see how you can use Black Cohosh for PMS.

Why Does it Work?

It is believed that Black Cohosh is an effective treatment against menopausal women. It is particularly effective against those experiencing hot flashes. Studies also indicate that Black Cohosh may help with regulating emotions.

How to Use

Black Cohosh is available as a liquid extract, tea, or capsule.

How Much to Use

A dosage of about 20 to 40 mg is sufficient for treating symptoms of PMS.
 

St. John’s Wort

A number of people believe that St. John’s Wort is capable of acting as a natural antidepressant.

Why Does it Work?

The bioactive compounds in St. John’s Wort affects the production of serotonin and norepinephrine, the neurotransmitters that affect the mood. A study conducted in 2010 indicated that St. John’s Wort can help alleviate the physical and emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, that come with PMS.

How to Use

You can use the dried flowers of St. John’s Wort to consume the herb in the form of tablets, teas, liquid extracts, and capsules. You can consume the drug as per your preferred mode of ingestion.

 

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Zia Hines
By Zia Hines
25 - Community Member
1 month ago

I definitely will try this, thanks

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