PMS or premenstrual syndrome encompasses a group of symptoms that affect women in the days prior to and up to the beginning of their menstrual flow. It can affect women starting on their menarche or first menstrual flow in adolescence, and symptoms can continue until menopause. Although, typically PMS affects women between their 20s and 40s more significantly.
PMS affects women differently, and some have more distinct or severe symptoms than others. Symptoms include emotional distress, mood changes, depression, aggression, anxiety, stress, and mental state alteration, among others. Physical symptoms of PMS include fatigue, bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, fluid retention, and headaches.
I have successfully used essential oils (EOs) to treat PMS, including some of the EOs listed here, such as lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, and clary sage, Salvia sclarea, although many other EOs can also provide relief of PMS symptoms.
Patience is key to any alternative form of healing. Alternative healing, including aromatherapy, works to support the body by allowing the body to correct itself, and this requires time and patience. But, if you’re willing to try, some of these EOs can significantly relieve PMS.Continue reading