A week before your period the body starts getting ready for the period days, which is termed as Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This time is a difficult time in the life of a girl or woman, where she experiences mild cramping and fatigue, but these symptoms usually go away when the period begins. Some of the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome are bloating, irritability, backaches, headaches, breast soreness, acne, food cravings and excessive fatigue.
Also there are several natural remedies, which our ancestors used to help their women folk sail through this important time of their life.
- Fennel seeds (Sauf) this is a condiment in every Indian home, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce PMS symptoms and decrease the length of blood flow during your period.
- Myrtle fruit syrup to reduce heavy menstruation
- Ginger: Make a drink by grating a small piece of ginger into hot water an excellent cramp-relieving drink. It can help alleviate heavy bleeding.
- Coriander seeds and Cinnamon: A mixture of boiled coriander seeds and cinnamon may help relieve symptoms. Take one cup of water and boil it with coriander seeds and cinnamon until it is reduced to half a cup. Add some sugar and drink this concoction twice a day. Taking a strand of saffron with one teaspoon of honey can be a quick remedy.