With the name of Premenstrual syndrome It is called or identifies the different physical and emotional changes that occur before menstruation, and that disappear with it. I mean, it's the set of symptoms, both physical and emotional, that appear in the woman before the arrival of menstruation and that finally disappear with her . In this sense, did you know that about 40% of women suffer each month? Many scholars estimate that, in reality, between 30% and 80% of women of childbearing age suffer it every month.
This syndrome tends to begin during the second half of the menstrual cycle, disappearing 1 to 2 days after the menstrual period begins. About its causes, it is believed that it is rather due to a combination of different biological, psychological and emotional factors that influence its appearance. Above all, it plays a leading role in hormonal changes and stress, especially in women with a high emotional load.
Do you know how to identify Premenstrual Syndrome?
There are women who do not really know what premenstrual syndrome is going on, despite suffering it every month before the arrival of menstruation. To identify it, a good option is to pay attention to its symptoms:
- Your most common physical symptoms : discomfort and sensitivity in the breasts, cramps, ovarian pain , abdominal distension, headache, constipation and / or diarrhea.
- Your most typical emotional or psychic symptoms : irritability, hostility, depression, sadness, confusion and feeling of lethargy.
Some natural tips to relieve Premenstrual Syndrome
1. Calming medicinal infusion
With certain plants and medicinal herbs it is possible to make a wonderful soothing infusion , especially suitable for when the premenstrual syndrome appears, since it helps when it comes to relieving your most painful and bothersome symptoms.
To make this infusion you need: 1 spoonful of dandelion root, 1 spoonful of burdock root, 1 teaspoon of ginger root and the equivalent of 1 cup of water.
First put the cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Just when it starts to boil add the plants and herbs in the indicated amounts, and let boil 2 minutes. Then turn off the heat, cover and let rest 3 minutes. Straighten and drink.
It is advisable to take 3 cups of this infusion a day until the symptoms disappear little by little.
2. Tisane of Chasteberry
He chasteberry , also known by the name of chaste tree or Vitex agnus-castus , is another very interesting natural option for relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome , especially because it acts on the cerebral circuits of dopamine, favoring a state of tranquility. For that reason it is so useful, because it normalizes the emotional ups and downs so common in this syndrome.
To make the infusion put in a saucepan the equivalent of a cup of water and add a spoonful of chasteberry. Let boil 3 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes. Straighten and drink.
If you wish you can take this herbal tea 3 times a day, until the symptoms diminish.
3. Calming juice
With carrot, beet and watercress it is possible to make a delicious soothing juice , with incredible useful benefits to relieve symptoms related to premenstrual syndrome.
To make the juice you only need to wash the carrot well, peel and grate it, reserving in the blender jar. Then wash the beets well, peel and cut into cubes. Wash the cress well and chop them. Put everything in the glass of the blender and add a cup of water. Blend everything well and drink.
4. Chamomile tea
Although the chamomile is actually very well known and popular for its digestive qualities, did you know that it is also very useful to relieve premenstrual syndrome? The reason is found in their analgesic and emollient qualities .
To make the infusion you need 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and the equivalent of 1 cup of water. Put the water in a saucepan, add the chamomile and bring to a boil. Then let boil 2 minutes. After this time turn off the heat, cover and let stand 3 minutes. Straighten and drink.
It is advisable to take 3 cups of this infusion daily. If you wish, you can combine it with the medicinal infusion of chasteberry or dandelion and ginger, alternating them.