Premenstrual syndrome

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Premenstrual syndrome:

  • Chasteberry
  • Evening Primrose

Natural Cures and Remedies for Premenstrual syndrome

Approximately , 40 per cent of menstruating women suffer from premenstrual tension and it occurs mostly in women over 30 years of age. IN some women, the onset of symptoms seems to coincide with ovulation and may then persist until menstruation commences. IN some rare cases, relief from the premenstrual syndrome may be obtained only with the cessation of the menstrual flow.

is considered the house of the emotions. When emotions run high, a person feels constrained or internalized, which creates a physical burden on the liver. Blue vervain is also helpful for head-aches and neck pain caused by extreme tension. Eases hot flashes and PMS Blue vervain has been used for centuries as an excellent women’s herb. ose su?ering from hot flashes will benefit from its cooling astringent properties. It can help balance progesterone levels, which typically drive PMS-C (premenstrual syndrome cravings disorder).

Chasteberry, Evening Primrose

A regular practice of yogasanas, especially those recommended for strengthening the genito-urinary system will be very useful in overcoming premenstrual syndrome. These asanas are bhujangasana, shalabhasana, vajrasana, paschimotanasana, ardhamatsyendrasana and trikonasana. Other helpful measures are brisk walks and abdominal exercises which are good for strengthening the abdominal muscles and pelvic organs.

When Serotonin levels in the brain are low, the sensitivity to pain increases. This has been presented by some researchers as one contributing factor in premenstrual syndrome. The pain and irritability are perhaps related to a hormone-induced decrease in “Serotonergic” activity.

It does indeed appear that there are a lot more PMS cases today than when I first began my medical practice over 45 years ago. Or did we just not talk about it as a disorder then? Was there actually less PMS, or did we just call it other things? We certainly didn’t call it premenstrual syndrome, because that name wasn’t around then. We didn’t relate the symptoms to the monthly period; we just saw mood changes that came with the “curse.” A lot of women were made to believe they just couldn’t cope with all of the pressures of running a household. Naive, weren’t we?

There is no specific laboratory diagnosis of the premenstrual syndrome. The problem can be diagnosed on the basis of past history showing a clear, recurrent relationship between a stage of the menstrual cycle and the onset of symptoms as well as the coincidence of relief with the start or cessation of menstruation. The patient may maintain a personal diary about her symptoms and feelings during those days. The record should be kept for atleast three cycles.