Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Herbs For Insomnia

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss herbs use to treat symptoms of insomnia of PMS.

Insomnia is a lack of healthful, restful sleep and is a common problem experienced by 20% to 30% of American adults at sometimes in their lives. It is caused by emotional disorders and upset, hormone imbalances, age, environmental and genetic factor.

There are many herbs which is helpful in treating symptoms of insomnia including the following:

1. St John wort

St John wort is a gentle strengthening tonic for the nervous system. it helps to treat insomnia depression caused by hormone imbalances for women with PMS.

2. Valerian

Valerian is used by traditional herbalist extensively for it’s sedative action against insomnia, nervousness, and restlessness. It is recommended for people who use to have bad dreams during sleep and waken up often at night.

3. Kava kava

Kava kava helps to calm the feeling, relaxes the body, and sometimes enhances peaceful dreaming. it is an sedative herb is often used to treat sleeplessness and fatigue and tiredness.

4. Chamomile

Chamomile is a well known sedative herb. it helps to sedate and relax the nervous system, thereby decreasing insomnia and restlessness.

5. Skullcap

Skullcap is also a sedative herb, specifically for insomnia due to worry or nerve weakness. It has been used over thousand years in traditional medicine in treating sleeplessness, nervousness, and restlessness, thereby, inducing sleeping.

6. Passionflower

Passionflower is an important herb for insomnia, it has used to treat sleeplessness caused by mental worry, overwork, or nervous exhaustion. It is an excellent sedative herb with no side effects.