From Sweetea we have prepared a list of infusions that can relieve you on those difficult days so that they are as normal as possible. 6 teas and infusions to have on hand the days before the start of the cycle
If you have a regular menstrual cycle and don’t even realize when your period is about to start, celebrate! Because more than half of women of childbearing age do not have such a good time those days before.
Until about 30 years ago, at a medical level, the reason for these physical and psychological changes that women suffer just before menstruating and that disappear when bleeding begins was not discussed or investigated. It was something that was culturally taken for granted and that one had to put up with.
But the truth is that this Premenstrual Syndrome has a very important impact on women’s health, on their personal lives, and on work productivity. With the feminist movements and the leading role of women in the global economy and politics, medical science began to investigate these and other health situations that were previously “taken for granted.”
Why Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) occurs:
All researchers agree that the hormonal drop that you suffer just on those days is responsible. The most accepted theory postulates that the estrogen and progesterone fluctuations that occur in the normal menstrual cycle cause a deficiency of serotonin (the hormone of well-being and pleasure) causing this clinical picture.
Currently, if you go to your gynecologist and tell him that you have these symptoms, he can design a treatment and a series of tips to help you alleviate those symptoms.
It is that you do not have to endure symptoms such as:
– Abdominal cramps.
– Inflammation of the sinuses.
– Abdominal distension.
– Depression, anxiety.
– Emotional lability, with frequent crying.
– Irritability, anger or increased interpersonal conflicts.
– Loss of interest in daily activities.
– Difficulty concentrating at work
From Sweetea we have also prepared a list of infusions that can relieve you on those difficult days so that they are as normal as possible.
6 teas and infusions to have on hand the days before the start of the cycle
1- Green tea:
Used for medicinal purposes for centuries, its components will help you reduce PMS. Theanine makes you relax and improve your mood . It is also rich in polyphenols (catechins ) that have an anti-inflammatory effect . This reduces the pain of abdominal cramps. In addition, the Green Tea with Stevia from Sweetea is exquisite, and that is already a reason to lift your spirits any day.
2- Infusion with Ginger:
It has always been very popular for relieving upset stomachs and nausea. Now it has been discovered that it also has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect like ibuprofen. So it is not only being indicated for PMS, the days of menstruation, but also for pain after surgery. Luckily Sweetea already has the perfect formula in this Lime Green Tea with Ginger for you to cover points 1 and 2 in the same cup.
It is the quintessential herb that is always recommended for its calming and calming effects on abdominal pain. But does it have a scientific basis? Well yes, one of its flavonoids, apigenin, is responsible for this effect and that is why a warm cup of chamomile infusion is recommended when PMS occurs.
4- Vitex Agnus:
This is a herb that grows near rivers and has lavender-like flowers. Popularly known as chasteberry or willowberry, it has aroused much interest among scientists and there is clinical evidence that it is helpful in managing PMS. Its mechanism of action is not well understood, but it is known to decrease prolactin, which in turn influences follicular-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen levels. You can buy it in herbalists or ask your gynecologist because there are some medicines that contain it.
5- Ginkgo Biloba:
We know that the root of this shrub increases brain oxygenation and improves concentration , so a Ginkgo infusion is good any day while you study or work. But it also has a high content of Phytoestrogens and it improves the estrogen vs progesterone ratio during this period of the menstrual cycle.
This well-known diuretic that we include in our Detox Tea (do you know the 40-day Detox Challenge ?) is very useful if you suffer from PMS because symptoms generally include fluid retention. Dandelion also contains lactones and phenylpropanoids , which have an anti-inflammatory effect that will relieve bloating and abdominal pain.
The days leading up to your period can be very uncomfortable. Now you know you can use these teas for PMS relief so you never have to slow down. Do not resign yourself to suffering every month: your doctor will also inform you about this very common syndrome.