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Post image for 10 tips for women with PMS

Water retention, mood swings, sore breasts, and indigestion are problems experienced by many women in the week preceding menstruation. Here are a few tips from Susun Weed’s best-selling book, Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (Alternatives for Women 30-90) to help ease these discomforts.

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Post image for Agnus castus – best known menopause herb

The herb is mainly known as a remedy used by women. I will concentrate on its effects for PMT and menopause – its main uses today.
The effect it has on female hormones is largely a balancing effect. This ‘normalising’ influence makes it useful in a wide range of situations. And it can be helpful for a large proportion of the time – some studies indicate improvements in symptoms for 90% of sufferers from PMT.

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Post image for Dong quai for periods, fertility and menopause

In its native country, China, dong quai is the next best selling herb to licorice, where millions of women are reputed to take it every day as an invigorating and blood purifying tonic. The term ‘female ginseng’ is often used by herbalists when referring to dong quai and its tonifying properties.

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