US Department of Health estimates that over 90% of women experience PMS symptoms, such as
bloating, headaches, and mood swings. For some of them, the symptoms are so severe that they
interfere with day-to-day activities and commitments.
Why do so many women experience these debilitating symptoms? The scientists are not sure, but
they think that hormone fluctuations could be the reason.
Medicinal herbs support your body and naturally regulate your hormones, resulting in healthier and
more comfortable cycles. Keep reading this blog post to learn about Herbalista’s favorite herbs for
PMS symptoms! 🌙
Vitex, Vitex agnus-castus, can help regulate menstrual cycles and ease PMS. Also known as Chaste
Berry or Chaste Tree, women have been using Vitex for thousands of years to manage irritability,
acne, breast fullness, and other common premenstrual symptoms. Modern studies confirm Vitex’s
effectiveness. In one study on Japanese women with PMS symptoms, 91% of the patients
experienced no or only mild symptoms after using Vitex for three cycles.
Vitex works to produce more progesterone and luteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones are
essential in the second half of your cycle, known as the luteal phase when PMS symptoms begin to
flare up. Remember that it can take up to 3 cycles for this natural PMS relief to balance your
The Miraculous Maca Root comes from a Peruvian plant and resembles a radish or turnip. It has an
earthy taste and is loaded with nutrients that your hormones need to function correctly, such as iron, Vitamin B6, zinc, and magnesium.
An adaptogen, Maca Root adjusts to your body’s needs and helps it fight stress. How does that help
your menstrual cycle? During PMS, cortisol – also known as the “stress hormone” – tends to surge, triggering anxiety and emotional tension. If you’re struggling with irritability or excessive worrying before menstruation, try taking Maca Root powder blended with warm plant-based milk.
Alternatively, come by our Apothecary in Cabarete and try our Miracle Maca Vegan Latté at the
Also known as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry, Ashwagandha is an essential herb in Ayurvedic
medicine, the oldest known healthcare system from ancient India. “Ashwagandha” literally means
“smell of a horse,” and ancient people believed that consuming the plant can give you the strength
of a horse.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen and has been proven to relieve adrenal fatigue. Adrenals are
endocrine glands that are responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress. If you’re putting
your body through a lot of physical or emotional stress, your adrenals can become “fatigued.”
Adrenal fatigue can interfere with reproductive hormone production, leading to intensified PMS
symptoms and irregular periods.
Ashwagandha supports your adrenals and lowers your cortisol levels when you’re juggling too
much mentally or professionally. Visit our herbal dispensary to get yours today!
Reishi mushroom has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to promote
longevity and alleviate fatigue. Reishi’s Chinese name, lingzi, literally means “herb of spiritual
An adaptogen, this medicinal mushroom shields your body from stress and naturally lowers cortisol
levels and inflammation, especially in the gut. Your digestive system is intimately connected with
your menstrual cycle, and supporting it can ease PMS symptoms.
Dandelion Root supports the liver and healthy detoxification, which are crucial to menstrual health. If you’re struggling with hormonal acne, constipation, or other PMS symptoms, you may need a little bit of extra help to remove toxins and excess hormones from your body properly. Try
Dandelion Root in a personalized tincture!
Are you ready to leave PMS symptoms in the past? Get your medicinal herbs from our herbal dispensary in Cabarete!