Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for menstrual problems, including cramps, PMS and irregular menstruation. A study published in the journal International Scholarly Research Notices found ginger to be effective in reducing the severity of PMS symptoms.
Chasteberry, also called vitex, regulates the endocrine system and the synthesis of hormones. It suppresses the release of prolactin, a hormone that is believed to be a contributing factor in PMS symptoms. It also helps treat irregular menstruation.
Take 400 mg of standard extract of this herb daily.
Alternatively, take 10:1 chasteberry extract, 100 mg twice a day.
Another option is to take 40 drops of vitex tincture daily.
Follow any of these remedies for at least a few months. As with all supplements, consult a doctor first.
Apple cider vinegar is helpful in treating a wide variety of ailments. It is also good for reducing PMS symptoms like bloating, water retention, cramping, headaches, irritability and fatigue.
Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
Add a little raw, organic honey.
Drink this solution once or twice daily.
Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids that have been found to be helpful in reducing PMS symptoms like depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness and headaches. Plus, they contain lignans that block excess estrogen and balance hormone metabolism. They are also an excellent source of fiber.