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Pre Menstrual Syndrome 103-Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Water Retention

| Tuesday, June 9, 2009
As we mentioned in previous article, 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. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than doubled over the past 50 years due to the acceptance of it as a medical condition that is caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome 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 How herbs for water retention hleps to treat PMS.

Water retention is either causes by imbalance of levels of potassium and salt or malfunction of lymphatic system or kidney inability in urinary secretion or all of them. Herbs used to treat water retention include the following:

1. Cleaver
Cleaver contains chemical agent which helps to release the congestion of lymphatic channels caused by swelling and soreness due to environment toxins thereby, it helps to improve lymphatic function in regulating the fluid in the body tissue.

2. Dandelion
Besides using as a liver enhancing medicine, it also contains high levels of vitamins and minerals including potassium, the chemical which is vital to aid lymphatic function in regulating body tissue.

3. Bear berry
Bear berry is urinary antiseptic, and an astringent herb, it helps to detoxify the kidney against any invasion caused by bacteria infection and inflammation resulting in increasing the kidney function in urinary secretion, thereby reducing the risk of water retention.

4. Horsetail
Horsetail contains high amount of silica. Besides using as an astringent in the genito-urinary tract, it also is an diuretics herb, thereby, helping the function of both lymphatic system and organ kidney in regulating the fluid in the body tissues resulting in lessening the symptoms of fluid retention in the body tissues

5. Burdock Root
Burdock root helps to drains the lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid, thereby, decreasing the risk for women with symptoms of water retention before and after ovulation.
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