If your period is close you may already be dreading the varying levels of discomfort that one inevitably experiences during this particular time of month.
Though people have different ideas about things to help with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), many people agree that tea is one of the most effective ways to soothe your body and make the experience much more comfortable for you.
Let’s go and explore the relieving aspects of PMS tea!
The Power of Tea
If you’re wondering what to do if your PMS comes around, it is a great idea to try out the effect a hot cup of tea has on your system.
PMS symptoms differ from person to person. Symptoms include a variety of headaches, mood swings, soreness, feeling bloated, etc. most of which indicate the fluctuation of your hormones. PMS should not be something to dread, but rather something that can be managed with grace, convenience, and ease. This is where tea comes in.
It has been found that many people find soothing comfort with PMS tea, along with the idea that tea drinking tea has many different benefits that can’t be ignored or understated.
- Anti-Inflammatory: many teas such as those made from ginger have terrific anti-inflammatory properties. These can help relieve sore muscles, and thus reduce the pain and discomfort experienced.
- Relieve bloating: drinking tea has been one of the oldest methods of reducing the feeling of being bloated.
- Feeling ‘relaxed’: sometimes a hot cup of tea is all you need to unknot your muscles and relieve what feels like cramps. The hot temperature of tea can have a really soothing effect, as the high temperature usually helps muscles relax.
These are just a few benefits of drinking tea on those suffering from PMS.
Different Types of Tea
There are many different varieties of tea that are readily available for regular consumption. Each type of tea has its own distinct smell and taste, with benefits particular to its kind. Here are a few of the most popular teas around for soothing PMS.
- Ginger Tea: this is a particularly spicy tea that is made from a part of the ginger plant called the rhizome. It has a powerful effect against nausea and can help reduce pain effectively. Ginger is known in particular for its anti-inflammatory effect.
- Chamomile Tea: many people opt for the floral chamomile tea due to its particularly calming qualities. This trait is brought on by the series of chemical reactions that take place within the nervous system that improve circulation and reduce one’s stress and anxiety. Moreover, many people with PMS complain of being unable to sleep, and the soothing quality of chamomile tea helps with this issue.
- Green Tea: this is one of the most popular teas around, and an effective tool to deal with the common PMS nuisances of cramps and bloating. The fact that green tea is a natural diuretic that helps reduce water retention, allowing one to feel less ‘bloated’, and heavy. Additionally, green tea specifically contains epigallocatechin gallate that significantly lowers pain intensity.
Other types of PMS tea include Raspberry Leaf, Peppermint, Fennel, Cramp Bark, and many more. However, ginger, chamomile, and green tea are the ones most commonly used and readily available.
Drinking tea has proved to be beneficial to the body and calming to the soul. Most of all, it has proved to be an effective natural remedy to the plight of those with PMS, and even period pain.
It can’t be ignored how PMS symptoms vary amongst individuals, but with the range of different varieties readily available, it can easily be seen that there is a perfect tea to match the requirements and taste preferences for everyone!