Pms Supplements: 5 Important Herbs For Pms Mood Swings
In the days leading up to your period, there are many hormonal changes going on in your body. The major fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels are known to trigger extreme emotions in women. From sudden angry outbursts, anxiety spells, crying for no reason to being calm as a cucumber, women go through these extremely turbulent feelings all in the span of a day. While all women experience it at the same level, some are left emotionally debilitated by these mood swings. However, there are some herbs that have a calming effect on your PMS symptoms and easing the emotionally strung feeling. Read on and take notes!
Hormonal fluctuations in our body make us more anxious and stressed out, which often leaves you tossing and turning at night. And poor sleep only worsens our capability to handle stress, translating into more anxiety and a constant feeling of irritability. Ashwagandha is a calming herb that works overtime to counter the effects of stress in your body, aiding sound sleep throughout the night.
Women often tend to turn to chocolate to satisfy their sweet cravings while going through PMS. But, excess consumption of refined sugar only ends up increasing blood sugar levels, thereby hugely impacting the emotional turbulence that comes along with PMS. Yashtimadhu, a balancing and calming herb, is characteristically fifty times sweeter than sugar without its calorific levels. Drinking a warm cup of yashtimadhu tea post meals will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also help in uplifting your mood.
Famously dubbed as the ‘queen of women’s adaptogens’, shatavari is well known for its ability to regulate cortisol, the stress hormone in our body. Its estrogen-mimicking properties make it a natural stressbuster, as shatavari can calm nerves and protect your body from the havoc of stress. Apart from working its magic in reducing stress and irritability, it also helps regulate your monthly cycle, enhance fertility and ease the feeling of bloating and cramps. Roughly translated as ‘she who has 100 husbands’, shatavari could be of lifelong assistance for women as it helps in conceiving, promotes the production of breast milk, reduces the risk of miscarriage and also in easing the symptoms of menopause.
Pippali has been used to treat menstrual problems since times immemorial. Its natural calming property helps in relaxing your body and combating the fatigue associated with PMS. Pippali also works wonders for curbing heavy menstrual flow and easing cramps. Many women look to this herb for quicker post-partum uterus healing. It is also a well-known aphrodisiac and can help in stimulating the libido.
Maca is an extremely helpful mood-uplifting herb to help you get through the PMS emotional rollercoaster. Rather than introducing external sources of hormones to the body, which further aggravate the hormonal imbalance, maca stimulates the ovaries and other glands to produce the necessary hormones that are required for the optimal functioning of the body. This herbal adaptogen can single-handedly manage the effects of stress on your body, leaving you with a clearer mind, balanced mood and higher libido.
Rather than scouring the markets for getting your hands on these herbs, an easier alternative would be to inculcate pms ayurvedic medicine from Pure Cure + Co. in your diet. Dr Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., explains, “Our Indian history is filled with a rich culture of adaptogenic herbs, which can help reduce your stress and anxiety, ease irritability, headaches, balance out mood swings, tackle insomnia and help you sleep better. These ensure a calmer countenance and helps you get through PMS without any emotional disturbance.”
To see a positive impact on your mood swings, consume these tablets for a minimum of 3 consecutive menstrual cycles.
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