Herbs for Premenstrual Syndrome Part 2
To combat all the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, you will need to use different herbs. Learn here which herbs should be your first port of call during bouts of PMS.
- Milk Thistle – Milk thistle is a member of the daisy family; the seeds are used therapeutically. Its main effects are on the liver and it enables faster cell renewal. The seeds contain 60% linoleic acids, essential fatty acids that are very useful for easing premenstrual symptoms. The seeds of milk thistle are effective in fighting PMS.
- Skullcap – This herb is effective for sleep disturbances, cramps, headaches and tension, especially in the days preceding your period. It aids liver function and helps to balance the system. Its effectiveness stems from its effects on the nervous system, skullcap is one of the most widely used herbs, because it clams and sedates the nervous system.
- Dandelion – Dandelion is a natural diuretic and is useful for relieving water retention. It contains more vitamins and minerals than any other herb and is a powerful source of potassium. Dandelion also works well for detoxifying the liver, another cause of PMS. The leaves should be used for their diuretic effect and the roots for treating the liver. Its balancing action on the pancreas helps to stabilise blood sugar levels. Collect dandelions from the local countryside, they are easy to find and very effective.