18
Jan
2009
Plants, women and menstrual pain
Curiosity | Green Pharmacy

Vitex Agnus-castus L. - mature and dried fruits are used. An infusion of the fruit can help when you feel nervous, in pre-menstrual phases in the menstrual period, menopause, increases the amount of breast milk, useful against acne. Vitex Agnus-castus has sedative properties on stimolilor sex (anafrodisiaca), central nervous system.

It can be used by pregnant women. Interfere with hormonal therapies.

In a 1571 study of women affected by pre-menstrual syndrome, 135 days with 40 drops per day of extract of Vitex Agnus-castus, has given positive results in 90% of cases.

Tanacetum parthenium L. - has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic, headache, arthritis and joint pain, allergies, ireguLarch menstrual. Do not use during pregnancy and lactation. Tanacetum infusion is given to children because it contains toxic substances easily.

Infusion of Chamomilla vulgaris, 4 g flori/100 ml of water, 2 / 3 cups per day.

Salvia infusion, 1 g of dried leaves in 100 ml water with honey and lemon peel.

Other plants used in menstrual pain: Chionanthus, Calendula, Achillea, Equisetum, Anethum graveolens.

Tips to combat PMS: limit consumption of salt, limit consumption of fatty food, avoid beverages containing caffeine, drink 2.3 cups of hot tea a day to menec many fruits (apples, pears, pineapple, walnuts, peanuts), consumption of fresh fish, eating foods high in carbohydrates (cereals, rice, pasta, preferably to be full), eating foods high in magnesium (bananas, spinach, artichokes, parsley), regular physical activity.

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