Did you know that there are other methods to treat premenstrual syndrome (PMS) besides taking medicine over the counter? There is an abundance of natural remedies that help alleviate the various symptoms women feel during this uncomfortable time in their lives. There are many common symptoms, such as acne, tender breasts, bloating, exhaustion, irritability, and mood changes.


Here are 4 all-natural herbal remedies to help you through PMS:


Don quai can be used to treat headaches, cramping, mood swings, water retention, and even the back pain women get that is associated with PMS. Another name for Don quai is Chinese Angelica and has been used traditionally in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean medicine practices.This herb has even been used to help women recover from childbirth. You can make this as a tea or even purchase a liquid form to add into your beverages.


Chaste Tree Berry is the second most recommended remedy for PMS symptoms, such as mood swings, acne, headaches, anger, depressed mood, and even tender and sore breasts. Katrina Schmell, a nurse practitioner at the University of Colorado Hospital explains Chaste Tree Berry in more detail, “the awesomely named chasteberry may stimulate your endocrine system to produce Beat PMS’s heinous hallmarks! more natural progesterone, which may cut your bloating, irritability, and achy-boob symptoms in half.” On average, it takes about three period cycles before you start feeling the effects of this herb.


Maca has been used for hundreds of years by women to help alleviate irritability, food cravings (usually for sweets or chocolate or dairy products), headaches, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating, and weight gain. Maca targets the hormonal imbalance in our bodies while suffering from PMS. Most women notice a change after one period cycle and suggest that their symptoms are even less after each period.  


Chamomile is the last herb, and an easily accessible one. You can make a homemade chamomile tea with loose leaves to help treat cramps, mood swings, bloating, and even water retention. The properties of chamomile tea helps relieve muscle spasms, which is exactly what cramps are.


With a combination of these all natural herbal PMS remedies, you could have a relatively gentle period over the next few months.


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