A Little Bag of PMS Pain Relief?

Dear Beautiful Friend,

I read you loud and clear. You want pain relief from next month's bout with the infamous PMS, but you don't have much to look for in the way of relief from over-the-counter medications. Well, have I got a healthier alternative that just may give you what you need and deserve...

Does Red Raspberry Work for Menstrual Cramps and PMS Symptoms?

Women who are struggling every month with the symptoms and pains of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) are looking for alternatives to the usual medical remedies. 

The usual medical remedies for these maladies come in two forms – physician prescribed pharmaceuticals and over the counter medical remedies. The two best known over the counter medical remedies for all sorts of menstrual cycle issues are Pamprin and Midol. Most Midal compounds contain caffeine which can have a negative effect on some women. 

None of these products are completely effective for all women. Many women find that these remedies will help with bloating or headaches but not cramping or mood swings. Perhaps they help with mood swings but not nausea and vomiting. Women with multiple pms symptoms and a lot of pain have not found the answer in these over the counter medication. Women can also choose to use an over the counter analgesic like Tylenol, Advil or Motrin. The other choice is these same non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in prescription strength. 

All of this leads women with severe or moderate pms symptoms to look for alternatives and Red Raspberry Leaf is such an alternative.  Red Raspberry Leaf can be taken in any of the following forms: tea, extract, supplement and as a seed oil.

What does Red Raspberry Leaf do for pms and does it help with menstrual cramps?

Many herbalists and old medicine women have named Red Raspberry Leaf as “the woman’s herb” because it contains fragarine and tannins which together are known for treating pms symptoms of cramping, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.

It is also known to help with heavy and irregular bleeding during the menstrual cycle. Fragarine is known to help tone and tighten muscles in the pelvic region thereby assisting with the cramps caused by spasms of these muscles. In order to benefit from this you need to drink Red Raspberry Leaf tea on a regular basis.

You should take it for pms at the very least a week or two before your period starts. Red Raspberry Leaf can be purchased as a tea pack or dry leaf. Place it in boiling water and steep it for about 15 minutes to make a tasty tea. Drink it up to three times per day. Taken daily Red Raspberry Leaf will slow down the blood flow during menstruation and will build up the immune system. If taken daily over the course of several months, you will begin to forget about cramps, heavy blood flows and period pain.

Actually Red Raspberry Leaf is a multi-tasking herb and can deal with many symptoms at once. One major function of Red Raspberry Leaf is to clean the blood of excess hormones. This is really important to women suffering from pms as one of the major culprits in pms is the hormonal imbalance experienced in the Follicular and Lateal phases of the menstrual cycle. At one point in the Follicular phase the body is flooded with estrogen and then in the Luteal phase it is flooded with progesterone. The overwhelming majority of all pms issues begin with this hormonal imbalance. Being able to overcome that makes Red Raspberry Leaf a critical remedy for pms.

 

It also contains many vitamins and minerals as well that impact the immune system and antioxidants that kill free radicals. Two of those minerals are calcium and magnesium. These two minerals are also a factor in preventing muscle spasms and therefore preventing pms cramping. Red Raspberry Leaf also contains smaller amounts of manganese, zinc, potassium and chromium. It also contains B complex vitamins along with Vitamin A and Vitamin E. All of these elements together help to combat the pms symptoms.

So stock up now and arm yourself in a healthier, drug-free way in your fight to conquer PMS next month!

Wishing You Wellness,

Deb