Last Modified on Aug 11, 2014
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!
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Agnus Castus
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Natto
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- B-Complex, D3, Magnesium
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Castor Oil Packs
- Chinese Herbs
- Coconut Oil
- Cranberry Powder Pills
- Dong Quai Tea
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Flax Seed Oil
- Holy Basil
- Holy Basil, Chasteberry
- Lugol's Iodine
- Lycopodium Pillules
- Milk Products
- Nutrition, Herbs
- Oil Pulling
- Progesterone Cream
- Seaweed Bath
- Valerian Root
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin E
- Yoga, Warm Showers
[YEA] Last year I read the book "PMT-Reversing the curse" which advocates using Agnus castus as well as specific dietary changes to cure PMS.
I am someone who every month contemplated suicide due to the severity of the mental symtoms I regularly experienced from PMT - mood swings, short temper, anxiousness, extreme fatigue, weepiness - I often felt like I had been injected by a chemical that affected my brain the week before my period started. I also have had bloating and swelling - puffy face and eyes as a regular occurence at period time and often I just could not face going out of the house.
After following the plan in the book for 3 months I have no bloating, I feel "normal" and not like I have turned into some mad women and besides a little cramping the day my period comes on I feel normal during my period for the first time ever. I would recommend this book to anyone sufferring mood swings and anxiety/aggression etc at period times - it is the only thing that has really worked for me.
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for PMS
Alternative Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Filtered Water - 16 Oz
Two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed into 16 ounces of water creates an ACV Tonic you can drink throughout the day. This will keep your pH at a constant, alkalized level. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the tonic are all that's needed.
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[YEA] I started taking ACV 4 months ago for excessive bleeding and bad pms...... I spot now for 4 days and it helps with my migraines and allergies.... I take a shot of it alone in am and pm with something sweet after like sugar free hawaiian punch and my vitamins.... It is a miracle cure.
Replied by Stephanie
Hilton Head, Sc, United States