Most if not all women have experienced discomfort in the days leading up to menstruation. However, we can only speak of premenstrual syndrome in the presence of repetitive symptoms over several successive cycles. It produces troublesome effects for the quality of life. Substances based on natural extracts make it possible to attenuate them.
Factors and manifestations of premenstrual syndrome
The period of the rules represents for the woman a bad moment to pass. The various studies have not been able to determine a specific cause for the disorders. the premenstrual syndrome has variable signs that prevent a certain diagnosis.
- Possible causes of premenstrual syndrome
Disorders are usually attributed to hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. A relationship has thus been established with a decrease in serotonin secretion. Other hypotheses suggest the disorder as an allergic reaction to certain hormones. The theory of a genetic character is also advanced. Deficiency in vitamins, calcium or magnesium is also held responsible. Mood disorders and psychological problems are aggravating factors.
Some characteristic symptoms present in women suffering from premenstrual syndrome. They appear during the last week or two of the menstrual cycle.
Their breasts become dilated, tense and painful. They become irritable and depressed. They suffer from headaches and fatigue. Sleep loses quality and quantity. Eating behavior disorders occur, accompanied by digestive disorders. These are manifested by abdominal swelling, vomiting. Diarrhea or constipation may also appear. The disorder can produce a multitude of other effects. This makes diagnosis difficult.
Chaste tree fruit tea treatment
Chaste tree has been used for its medicinal properties since Hippocrates. It was mainly used by religious people to annihilate sexual desires. It was then recognized beneficial properties for menstruation.
- Chaste tree properties
Shrub of the Mediterranean region, chaste tree mainly found in swampy places. It produces black-red berries used in the preparation of remedies.
Chaste tree fruits contain labdanes-diterpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, iridoids and steroids. Diterpenes like rotundifuran are the active ingredient to relieve PMS. They act as a hormonal regulator and stimulate the pituitary in its role.
- Preparation of herbal tea
A teaspoon of dried berries makes 200 ml of herbal tea. Bring the 200 ml of water to a boil. Then, the dried berries are left to infuse in it for 10 minutes. The mixture is sifted. The recommended dosage is two cups of herbal tea per day. To reduce the pungent taste of the fruit, you can add honey to the herbal tea.
Chaste tree remedies are contraindicated before the age of 18, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They are also prohibited for women whose family has cases of breast cancer. They are not compatible with fertilization protocols.