What is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome is a collection of symptoms that occur in a predictable pattern in relation to a woman’s menstrual cycle during the luteal phase, usually 10 days prior to menstruation. The exact cause is unknown, but the contributing factors are hormone fluctuations, stress, insufficient serotonin, depression, and poor eating habits such as high salt diets and low levels of vitamins and minerals. Some 40 million women are reported to suffer from PMS, with more than 5 million women requiring some form of medical treatment for mood changes. Studies have shown that PMS stems from neurochemical changes within the brain. If you want to ease your PMS, you must address your brain chemistry!
Symptoms of PMS can be both physical and behavioral: anxiety, mood swings, irritability, food cravings, insomnia, poor focus, muscle pain, headaches, bloating, breast tenderness, acne, constipation or diarrhea. Usually only a few symptoms are present at a time, few women experience them all concurrently, but PMS symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with daily routines.
Find Natural PMS Remedies Today!
On this page you can find a number of user-submitted home and natural remedies for PMS. Our most popular cures are apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses, but other users have also reported success using cabbage, flax seed oil, oil pulling, and many herbs for PMS. Please let us know if you try one of these remedies or have any additional remedies to add to our list!