Natural PMS Treatments
The female menstrual cycle is an occurrence of the female anatomy that no man could ever fully understand. The first period a young woman experiences signifies her body’s physical maturity so she can begin to reproduce, and the last period a woman has means she may no longer bear children. Each individual woman feels a certain way before, during, and after this week due to the hormonal changes in her body.
Mood swings, abdominal cramping, fatigue, and bloating are common yet uncomfortable symptoms women must tend to. Luckily, there are treatments such as medicines and heating pads that help with these issues, but this week is still difficult to endure.
There are specific types of foods (no, I don’t mean chocolate, ladies!) that a woman can eat to keep her body in balance before and after she menstruates. Foods that are high in fiber should be consumed before the period begins so the body can continue to cleanse its system. A teaspoon of sesame seed oil should be taken daily before, during and after the period so the body feels strong during this time of blood loss. During the days of menstruation, it is advised that women eat lightly so food can enter and exit the body with ease. The week after the period, women should eat as they did before this time – a diet high in fibrous foods.
A simple tea can be concocted by any woman to lessen the effects of PMS. One cup of water and a teaspoon of basil and ground cinnamon mixed and boiled for 20 minutes or so is all that PMS Tea consists of. This tea should be consumed at specific times: upon waking, noon, 4PM, and 8PM for maximum effectiveness. If your symptoms seem to subside, drinking this tea twice daily is enough. Natural cures are the best option to treat menstrual pains and symptoms because man-made drugs can cause side effects that can add to those already present.