Premenstrual syndrome is something which is experienced by every woman, but the severity of the symptoms may vary from one person to another. This premenstrual syndrome mainly starts in a few days before the actual menstrual cycle and usually lasts until the end of the menstrual cycle.
For many women, it is not much painful and problematic, but for others, it is no less than a nightmare, because they go through some physical trauma, which sometimes becomes too unbearable.
Symptoms associated with Premenstrual Syndrome
Different types of PMS have been identified in women, and it depends a lot on the health conditions of individuals. Bloating, anxiety, loose motions, depression, abdominal pain, mood swings, etc. are some of the common symptoms seen in women.
Definition from Ayurveda
Ayurveda being the most ancient and trustworthy science of medication explains the cause and solutions for PMS. Ayurveda describes premenstrual symptoms as the imbalance of the three important doshas found in our body, namely - Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha Dosha.
In Ayurveda, the three doshas hold great relevance, and these doshas should remain balanced in your body to keep you fit.
The Three Doshas and PMS
The three doshas are composed of five different elements identified by Ayurveda, namely – earth, water, fire, wind, sky. The Vata is described to be made of air, Pitta from fire and water, and Kapha from water and earth.
According to Ayurveda, the PMS symptoms vary in different individuals because of the difference of doshas in their body.
- The pitta dosha imbalance can result in PMS such as - abdominal pain, inflammation, mood swings.
- The imbalance of Kapha can result in weakness, drowsiness, bloating, etc.
- An imbalance of Vata can cause a sleep disorder, constipation, loose motion, low backache, etc.
Ways To Eliminate Premenstrual Symptoms
We all know that secret to a healthy life majorly depends on our diet, our exercise regime, and our regular schedules to do our day-to-day jobs. Ayurveda also believes that your diet should be balanced and must include important nutrition. Along with that, Ayurveda has given great importance to the detoxication of the body.
It has been suggested to eat certain food to detoxify the organs of your body, which keep working constantly. Fibre-rich foods, pumpkin, legumes, vegetables, healthy milk products, nuts and vitamin-rich food like fish (salmon and sardines) are advised in your diet to remain healthy.
Some Other Ayurvedic Ways
Yoga and Pranayama have always been advised by Ayurveda, not only to beat the PMS but also to stay healthy and disease-free forever.
To help reduce the premenstrual symptoms, it is suggested to take Dashamoola tea along with honey.
A mixture of Trikatu, which is an Ayurvedic preparation along with aloe vera, can help a lot to fight the blues you face before the menstrual cycle.
Consumption of Ayurvedic herb Shatavari is also believed to be very effective to reduce the problems associated with PMS.
Some general things that can help fight the problem in a better way are, drinking water in enough amounts and at regular time intervals, sticking to light meal routine, and doing light exercises for short time period.