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Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how herbs effect women with PMS.

1. Chaste berry tree
Chaste berry tree is a very important herb which has been used by herbalist in normalizing and regulating women menstrual cycle. It contains variety of substances that help to act on hypothalamus and pituitary gland by increasing the release of luteinizing hormone and inhibiting the follicle-stimulating hormone, thereby it helps to balance the levels of estrogen and progesterone during menstrual cycle resulting in lessening the symptoms of PMS.

2. Black cohosh
Black cohosh is phytoestrogenic. it helps to inhibit the levels of bad estrogen and increase the levels of good estrogen in our body either caused abnormal function of liver or environment toxins accumulated in the body. It also have anti spasmodic effects resulting in decrease the risk of nervous tension for some women with PMS.

3. Skullcap
Skullcap is liver tonic plant, it helps to improve liver synthetic carbohydrate and in fat and protein metabolism resulting in reducing the risk of nervous tension and menstrual cramps.

4. Dandelion
Dandelion has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating liver disease. By detoxifying the clogged liver, it helps to vitalize the liver in estrogen regulation resulting in lessening the risk of estrogen and progesterone imbalance for women with PMS.

5.Milk thistle
Milk thistle besides helps to re strengthen the liver function by stimulating the regrowing of new liver cells, it's linoleic acid also aids liver in fat and protein metabolism resulting in increasing the levels of good prostaglandins hormone which reduce the symptoms of PMS such as breast tenderness and pain, menstrual cramps.

6. St. John Wort
St. John wort has been used for thousand of years in traditional medicine in treating depression because it helps to inhibit the fluctuation of serotonin hormone. It also contains substance which helps to reduce nervous tension and has a diuretic effects in treating water retention.

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Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than doubled over the past 50 years due to the acceptance of it as a medical condition that is caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss How Chinese herbs-morinda root ( ba ji tian) effects women with PMS.

I. Definition
Morinda is a member of the Rubiaceae family, native to Malaysia and Australia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating reproductive, urinary and menstrual disorders.

II. How Chinese herbs affect women with PMS.

1. Water retention
Morinda root contains high amount of potassium which is essential for balancing the levels of salt in the body and improving the lymphatic function in regulating the fluid in our body tissues. Deficiency of potassium causes water retention for some women with PMS.

2. Linoleic acid
Morinda contains high amount of linoleic acid which helps to convert essential fatty acid in to GLA resulting in lessening the production of PGE2 and reducing the uterus pain and cramps.

3. Flavone glycosides
Since it also contains flavone glycosides, it helps to improve the muscle of the large intestine in moving stool resulting in lessening the risk of constipation.

4. Immune system
It also contains carotene, vitamin A and C which is not only vital for immune system in fighting against irregular cells growth including tumors, cancer and endometriosis, but also guard our body against infection and inflammation including the women reproductive system.

5. Beta-sitosterol
The chemical compound beta-sitosterol are phytosterol with chemical structure similar to that of cholesterol, it helps to improve circulatory system in binding against the bad cholesterol in the bloodstream resulting in icreasing the transportation of oxygen and nutrient to the nercous system cells thereby, decreasing the symptom of nervous tension caused nutrients and oxygen deficiency.

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurrence have more than double over past 50 years due to the acceptance of its as medical condition and caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of ovaries related to women menstrual cycle, it effects the women's physical and emotional state and sometimes interference with daily activities as resulting of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome happens in one or two weeks before menstruation and then declining when the period starts. It is said the symptoms can be so severe that between 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. In this article, we will discuss how Chinese herbs - fennel seed (xiao hu xiang) effects women with PMS.

I. Definition
Fennel is a perennial herb, native to the southern Europe and Mediterranean. It has been used in Chinese medicine in treating sexual libido and digestive disorder.

II. How Chinese herbs - fennel seed ( xiao hu xiang) effects women with PMS.
1. Water retention and weigh gain
Fennel seed contains potassium which is vital for sympathetic function in regulating the fluid in the body tissues resulting in lessening the risk of water retention and weigh gain caused by deficiency of potassium.

2. Menstrual pain and cramps
It also contains high amount of essential fatty acids which are necessary of the liver in regulating the production of good prostaglandins hormones. Unbalancing of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids causes inability of conversion from linoleic acid to GLA resulting in increasing the risk of over production of PGE2 and premenstrual pain and cramps.

3. Flavonoid
Fennel seed also contains rutin. one of the member of flavonoid which not only help to improve immune system in fighting against virus and inflammation, it also prevents the symptoms of PMS caused by negative allergic reaction including headache and nervous tension.

4. Digestive system
Fennel seed also contains substances which help to improve the digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and minerals that is necessary for women with PMS because most of them are found to have some kinds of nutrients deficiency.

5. Essential Oil
Essential oil extracted from fennel seed contains estragole, anethole which help to reduce the nervous tension caused fluctuation of levels of serotonin and adrenaline resulting in lessening the
risk of depression and anxiety.

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As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their diet. It is defined as faulty function of ovaries related to women menstrual cycle, it effects the women's physical and emotional state and sometimes interference with daily activities as resulting of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome happens in one or two weeks before menstruation and then declining when the period starts. It is said the symptoms can be so severe that between 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. In this article, we will discuss How Chinese herbs - yellow dock root effects women with PMS.

I. Definition
Yellow dock is a perennial flowering herb, native to Europe. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in whole body toxins elimination and increasing liver over all functions.

II. How Chinese herbs - yellow dock root effects women with PMS.
1. Vitamins
Yellow dock roots contains vitamin A and C which are antioxidants and not only necessary for immune function in protecting our body against any foreign virus invasion but also fighting against any infection and inflammation of the reproductive organs for some women with PMS.

2.Pre menstrual pain and cramps
It not only helps to increase the digestive system in vitamins and minerals absorption, but also stimulates the production of bile of liver in breaking down of fatty acids, resulting in balancing the of prostaglandins hormone and lessening the risk of premenstrual pain and cramps

3. Kidney function
Since yellow dock root helps to remove toxins through kidney function in urinary secretion, it helps to reduce the risk of water retention and weight gain.

4. Laxative
Beside helping to reduce bowel inflammation and irritation, it also act as laxative in moving stool in the large intestine resulting in decreasing the risk of constipation.

5. Phosphorus
It also contains the vital mineral phosphorus which is not only essential in aiding the production of energy but also binds to hemoglobins in red blood cells thereby increasing oxygen delivery to the tissues of the body resulting in lessening the risk of fatigue and tiredness.

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As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss what exhibits stress to cause PMS.

Chinese medicine has been used over 4000 thousand years in treating women productive system disorder with proven success. Chinese herbalists believe Pre menstrual syndrome is caused by

1. Blood stagnation
Blood stagnation in the abdominal region including uterus causes menstrual pain and cramps before the period. By releasing the blood stagnation, it helps to remove the blood in the abdomen resulting in lessening the symptoms of PMS.

2. Liver qi stagnation
Liver qi is important in carbohydrate synthesis and fat and protein metabolism. Liver qi stagnation causes abnormal function in regulating the production of estrogen and other hormones produced by glands resulting in inability of liver in controlling menstrual blood leading to blood stagnation in the productive system leading to Premenstrual syndrome including irritability, breast tenderness and menstrual pain and cramps before period.

3. Kidney deficiency
Chinese herbalists believe PMS is also caused by:

a) Deficiency of yang qi
Deficiency of yang in the kidney leading to over production of bad estrogen and kidney abnormal function in regulating urinary secretion resulting in back pain, water retention, tiredness and fatigue.

b) Deficiency of yin
Yin qi deficiency normally happens to women in peri menopause. It may happens to women with PMS with symptoms of night sweats and other symptoms of menopause as resulting of low levels of estrogen being produced before period.

4. Spleen qi stagnation
Sleen is an organ whose functions is in the destruction of redundant red blood cells and production of blood. Spleen qi stagnation causes abnormal function in regulating the red blood cells in blood stream leading to blood stagnation just before period resulting in PMS. Symptoms of spleen qi stagnation include weight gain or lost, eating disorder or lost of appetite.

Since PMS is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have PMS, please look on the bright side.

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As we mentioned in previous article, Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, it effects a women's physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss Chinese herbs help to treat liver qi stagnation in PMS.

1. Angelica (Dong quai)
Angelica is a queen herb for women reproductive tonic, it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating all women productive disorder by releasing the qi stagnation including pre menstrual syndrome. Angelica contains phytoestrogen, which helps to restore the hormone imbalance before ovulation and relax the uterus muscles resulting in lessening the hormone imbalance effects and pre menstrual pain and cramps.

2. Milk thistle seed
milk thistle seed has been used in the traditional Western medicine over thousand year for liver tonic. In Chinese medicine, milk thistle helps to restore the qi stagnation caused by environment toxins and other toxins which cause abnormal liver's function. It also helps to regenerate the liver's cell resulting in reducing the symptoms of PMS.

3. White pony ( bai shao)
White pony is said to smooth the liver qi stagnation and a blood purifier. It contains substances which helps to restore hormone imbalance before and after ovulation, thereby reducing symptoms of PMS including emotional and physical stress.

4. Fennel seed ( xiao hu xiang)
Fennel seed besides help to release the stagnation caused by imbalance of yin yang qi in the liver, it also helps to improve the function of abdominal organ resulting in lessoning the symptom of PMS including pre menstrual pain and cramps.

5. Yellow dock root
Yellow dock root is a liver tonic medicine, it helps to detoxify liver by removing any harmful substances accumulated in the liver including liver congestion resulting in improving liver function in regulating the production of hormones before and after ovulation.

There are many more Chinese herbs which help to restore or improve the qi stagnation such as xian fu, fo ti, marsh marrow root etc, please visit your Chinese herbalist for more information.

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