PMS or premenstrual syndrome is something we girls suffer every month and there is no end to it! PMS is not just about the mood swings and headaches, it can also cause bloating, extra cravings, stomach ache, acidity and what not. We all don’t quite like ‘that’ time of the month- thanks to PMS but hey, you can always have control over it by using simple natural techniques or remedies. Below are some effective natural remedies for PMs that can give you relief from the monthly discomforting monster:
Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for all your menstrual problems including PMS too! It also helps regularize your periods and gives you relief from abdominal cramps that you experience during the initial days of periods. Use whole ginger or ginger powder t make ginger tea. Simply put I ginger into the water, let it simmer and filter. Consume warm.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender is a great PMS reliever! You can add it in your hot water bath. Lavender essential oil reduces inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps, relieves stress. The heat from the water also heats up the body causing toxins to get sweated out. Lavender is such a calming, soothing scent. It can ease headaches and lighten your mood. Lavender also acts as a mild analgesic for cramps. More: Home remedies for menstrual cramps
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties that helps relieve PMS symptoms like cramps and also bloating to some level. Its soothing spicy-sweet fragrance keeps you in the top mood. Cinnamon milk is a tasty way to beat PMS. Drink this milk daily when you feel you are PMSing or having periods a few days later. 12 AMAZING CINNAMON MILK BENEFITS AND REMEDIES
We all know that flaxseeds are a great source of omega 3s. Omega 3 has been found to be helpful in reducing PMS symptoms like depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness etc. Some girls experience constipation around the period date; flaxseed can prevent that too thanks to its great fiber content.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is helpful in treating a wide variety of ailments. It is also good for reducing PMS symptoms like bloating, water retention, cramping, headaches, irritability and fatigue
Nothing can beat a warm cup of green tea to soothe your PMS! Substitute your tea and coffee with green tea and have it few days before your periods. Reducing caffeine intake can help decrease the effects of PMS.
This tasty fish is stock full of omega-3 and vitamin D, both of which help with PMS symptoms, so make sure you eat this the week before your period. It also has anti-inflammatory effects, keeping your cramps in check and reducing bloating. More: Foods that help ease period pain >>