Home Remedies for PMS

Home Remedies for PMS

Almost 75{c478bb159a3ffd2cf9a0d465504fe257d274e4492c7996716987ec7dff1da5ed} of women experience at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) every month. It is most common between the late 20s and mid-40s.

The exact cause is not clear, but it is associated with changes in hormone levels during the week before your period. Factors like poor diet, stress, high body mass index, environmental toxins and hereditary factors also contribute to this problem.

PMS is associated with a wide variety of symptoms, such as bloating, water retention, headaches, cramps, mood swings, irritability, food cravings, upset stomach, constipation, acne, breast tenderness and fatigue.

Although there is no real cure for PMS, you can follow some natural and easy home remedies


Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for menstrual problems, including cramps, PMS and irregular menstruation.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to a cup of boiling water.
  • Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Strain and add honey to taste.

Drink 2 or 3 cups of this ginger tea daily, at least for a week before your period.

Chasteberry (nirgunthi)

Chasteberry suppresses the release of prolactin, a hormone that is believed to be a contributing factor in PMS symptoms. It also helps treat irregular menstruation.

  • Take 400 mg of standard extract of this herb daily.

Note: This herb may interfere with drugs that affect the pituitary gland.

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  • Add a little raw, organic honey.
  • Drink this solution once or twice daily.

Flaxseeds (alsi)

Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids that have been found to be helpful in reducing PMS symptoms like depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness and headaches.

Consume 1 tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseeds twice daily. You can add it to your oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, salad or cooked vegetables.


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