During their menstrual cycle, many women experience physical and emotional distress known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), including symptoms such as food craving, bloating and mood swings. Containing essential vitamins and minerals known to target these hormonal challenges, our PMS Support + Hormone Balance product should help with alleviating these symptoms, leaving you feeling restored, re-centred and rebalanced.
The Vitex agnus-castus tree (whose fruit and seeds are used as medicine to treat menstrual cycle issues such as breast pain and PMS) is native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. This herb decreases levels of the hormone prolactin, which helps rebalance other hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, thereby reducing PMS symptoms.
Due to the presence of numerous bioactive compounds, Hypericum perforatum (St Johns Wort, a flowering plant known for it effectiveness in relieving physical and emotional PMS symptoms in women), is said to be effective in easing cramps, irritability, food cravings and breast tenderness.
Angelica Sinensis (Dong Quai or female ginseng) is a fragrant plant whose flowers have been used as a herbal medication for over 2 000 years. Women may find it most beneficial in the post-natal period or during and after menstruation, for related issues such as PMS, menopause and cramps.
Paeonia laciora (White peony) is a flowering plant native to east Asia, whose root helps alleviate both physical and emotional stress. Calming menstrual cramps by easing muscle spasms, it is also used for its effectiveness in dealing with abdominal issues.
Viburnum opulus (Cramp bark) is a flowering shrub native to Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. Its bark has traditionally been traditionally been used to relieve cramps, including pain and swelling (inflammation) of the uterus (uteritis) and other conditions.
Ashwagandha is a shrub that is cultivated in Asia and Africa for its stress-fighting properties. Its root contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling and lower blood pressure, and assist the body in resisting physical and mental stress, which is why it is used to treat insomnia, anxiety and the effects of aging.
The Gingko Baloba herb contains powerful antioxidants, which fight the damaging effects of free radicals. It may also combat inflammation and improve circulation and heart health as well as improve mental performance.