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Alternative Remedies for PMS and Menopause
While many women suffer silently with the symptoms of PMS each month, others find they cannot continue with their normal routine as the symptoms are so severe. Over-the-counter medications might help to some extent, but they may not be enough for all. There are herbal remedies to manage PMS and menopause, but women are often confused as to which product to buy. Thankfully, there is help available. Following are some herbs that should be present in any herbal remedy used for this purpose.
Black cohosh is of great help for women suffering from the symptoms of either PMS or menopause. This herb has been shown to be of great help to those with sleep disturbances and irritability.
Bloating is a common complaint of many women experiencing PMS. Burdock works as a diuretic, reducing any excess fluid in the body and also bloating.
This herb works on estrogen and dopamine receptors in the brain. Women who find their menstrual cycle is irregular benefit from products made with this herb. It also helps with other symptoms such as bloating, tenderness in the breasts and cramps.
Dong quai is a natural remedy from China. In 1899, Western medicine began to make use of this drug to treat menstrual disorders. It helps with a variety of symptoms women may experience, including insomnia, headache, cramps and moodiness. However, it appears to be most effective when it is combined with black cohosh.
Although most people opt to take ginkgo to improve their memory, it also helps to reduce PMS symptoms. Women who find their breasts are tender or those who tend to retain fluid should try this herb.
Lemon balm is great for those women who find they are easily upset when they have PMS. It helps to calm the woman down. In addition, it helps with insomnia and anxiety.
Native Peruvians first used maca to boost fertility. Recent research, however, has found this herb can be of help with a number of symptoms associated with PMS. This includes anxiety, stress, moodiness and low sex drive.
Women's Health experts recommend women try natural ways to manage PMS and menopause before trying prescription treatments. For many women, the symptoms of PMS and menopause are the result of lifestyle choices they have made over the years. In fact, some women find they can beat PMS naturally simply by changing their diet. Although this won't work for all, it's best to try a number of remedies to find the one or ones that work. There is no need to live with these symptoms when help is available. Be sure to ask for this help.
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