Natural PMS treatment

After Shannon and I spoke about the Oral Contraceptive Pill, we had an overwhelming response from women with concerns and looking for further advice. It was refreshing to see how many women were conscious of their health and how many wanted to make changes.

From this, I wanted to let you know of a natural alternative to the OCP, as one of main concerns seemed to be what side effects awaited if the OCP was stopped. I realise many women will be taking the OCP due to the various symptoms they experienced prior and so this herb may help combat these, naturally and safely.

Agnus Castus

This herb has been around for centuries and is an adaptogenic herb, which helps to naturally rebalance hormones. It does this through the adrenal glands and in particular, the pituitary. This herb helps with the following symptoms;

  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Increased appetite
  • Heavy periods
  • Painful periods
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Symptoms of PCOS
  • It also helps with fertility issues and helps kick start menstrual cycles once the OCP is stopped. This herb should be the first port of call when suffering from fertility problems.

Let’s not forget to explore natural treatments before we consume synthetic, man made products. Agnus Castus has helped many women before us and will hopefully continue to help many women after us. It could even help you!

Here are some very encouraging and supportive clinical studies for this herb;

Www.bmj.com/rapid…/vitex-agnus-castus-premenstrual-syndrome-not-be-overlooked

Www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?q=vitex+agnus+castus

Www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pubmed/23136064