There are several ways to deal with menstruation discomfort, from heating pads to ibuprofen. However, there are several natural ways to deal with it as well, that have a whole lot less side effects. Several herbs and flowers can be made into teas or taken as supplements that can either start your period, make it less uncomfortable, and relieve the emotional rollercoaster that is PMS symptoms.
Parsley has the power to start periods if you think you’re a little late on your cycle game. It works well to stimulate your period, and will definitely do wonders for beginning your period when pregnancy is not the cause. In order to take parsley for your period, you just have to boil some hot water and pour it into a cup and place some fresh parsley in a tea steeper and let it steep. You can also boil a small pot of water and just put the parsley directly in and let it steep. Parsley softens the cervix and help it open for release.
This flower essence is known to help with female issues and reproduction for females. It’s more about balancing the mind and body connection, helping you feel more balanced and grounded, and is known to help with keeping cycle rhythms on point.
3. Evening Primrose
Evening primrose oil is great for those looking to be able to manage PMS symptoms, and can be taken as a supplement. The oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to help with reducing bloating and mood swings.
A study from Tehran University of Medical Services found that lavender oil for aromatherapy can do wonders for painful periods. Lavender oil is known for helping with migraines and reducing anxiety. The reason it works for making periods less painful is that it helps reduce the contractions in the uterus.
5. Chaste Tree
Chaste tree has been noted for reducing endometriosis and help ease PMS. It has also been known to help regulate your cycle and is a good option for women who are trying to get pregnant and also to prevent miscarriage.
6. Raspberry Leaf
Yogi makes a really great Women’s Moon Cycle tea that has raspberry leaf in it, and also a solely raspberry leaf tea that you can steep and drink (add a little honey for some sweetness!). Raspberry leaf is wonderful for painful menstrual cramps, uneven blood flow, and irregular periods, which is often caused by a hormonal imbalance.
Yarrow can be taken as as supplement for helping women who may have fibroids or experience heavy bleeding. This form of nutritional, natural therapy will help slow bleeding and make your period more comfortable overall.
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