Not all women experience PMS, but for those who do, PMS can be very uncomfortable. In some cases, the physical pain and emotional stress can affect the daily lives of those who suffer from it. Physical symptoms can include bloating, fatigue, weight gain, breast tenderness, acne, overeating, and sleep disturbance (with sleeping too much or too little). Other symptoms are constipation, diarrhea, cramping, headache, backache, clumsiness, and lower tolerance for noise or light.
Certain teas can help relieve symptoms of PMS since they have phytoestrogenic properties that help balance estrogen levels. An example of these is the red clover
tea, which contains plant-based chemicals called isoflavones that produce estrogen-like effects in the body. Another wonder drink is the Lady’s Mantle
, a very effective tea against menstrual disorders and symptoms of menopause.