Monthly cycle natural/ herbal ideas?

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Monthly cycle natural/ herbal ideas?

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Does anyone have any ideas for natural/ herbal things that will make a woman's monthly cycle go more smoothly?

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That depends which bit isn't running smoothly....

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Just the usual, mood swings mainly!! :angryfire: :happy6: :sad1:

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SusieGee wrote:I found oil of evening primrose oil capsules really useful
Hi Susie, I'll try that thanks! Did you take it in the morning or night? I'm wondering if it makes a difference?

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Post: # 168765Post Green Aura »

Geranium essential oil is very hormonally balancing, so helps stop some of the more excessive symptoms :lol:

Make sure it's good quality, therapeutic grade oil. Then you can put it in any of your usual body products or mix it with some nice olive oil or similar - to 10ml of oil use about 3 drops.

Use it twice a day.
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Post: # 168964Post Ron and Jean »

Vitex agnus castus is great for balancing progesterone in second part of the cycle. It is best taken as a low dose in the morning from ovulation to menstruation. Also avoiding what you crave helps - coffee, chocolate, cheese?!? (at least these are my pmt comfort foods). Geranium is also great as a hormonal balancer and de-stresser. I like a few drops of Rose Geranium in my bath water when I feel like that. Also using something bitter for your liver would probably help. This is the right time to make dandelion root coffee. Dig the roots up from a place where there have been no chemicals used on the ground. Scrub with a nail brush, cut into half centimeter (or smaller) chunks, and leave to dry on a baking tray somewhere warm. Once dry bake in the oven on a lowish heat till they start to go brown then place in a jar. To make coffee boil a tsp in a pan with cardamoms, ginger, cinnamon or whatever takes your fancy, sit back and enjoy. (This also works wonders as a hang over cure!)

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Evening Primrose Oil capsules work for me too. I'm not much good at taking things regularly, but I have found that when I find myself in a right stinking mood and think the sole reason for everyone else's existence is to annoy me, if I take a capsule I soon calm down enough. I tried taking them daily, and stuck at it for a couple of months and yes, it was better, because the bad mood didn't happen. Prevention rather than cure. But, when I'm feeling fine, I forget to take them. :roll:
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Post: # 170844Post sleepyowl »

Rosemary oil regulates periods, whether they be heavy or scanty & is also good for PMS. Dilute a couple of drops into a base oil like grapeseed or sweet almond. (do not use if you have epileptic tendencies)
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