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Pre Menstrual Syndrome 105 - Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) - Herbs for Depression

| 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 depression help to treat PMS.

Many commonly prescribed antidepressants work by keeping the neurotransmitter serotonin circulating in the brain. Herbs such as Siberian ginseng, licorice and St John wort also helps to increase the availability of serotonin in the brain.
1. St. john wort
St. John wort contains hypericin the chemical compound which helps to treat anxiety, depression and feelings of worthlessness. It also has a more powerful antidepressant effect for treating depression for some women with PMS with little or no side effects.

2. Siberian ginseng
Siberian ginseng has been used for centuries in Southeast Asia countries. It besides contains polysaccharides which is important in boosting immune system and regulating the levels of blood sugar in the bloodstream. it also contains chemical compounds which has an effect in adrenal gland hormone secretion including serotonin and adrenaline thereby relieving symptoms of stress and depression.

3. licorice
Licorice root contains monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, it helps to increase the levels of serotonin and reduce the risk of depression.

4. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginkgo is a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants. It has been used for thousand years in traditional medicine in treating poor memory and preventing Alzheimer's disease. It has an nootropic property which is nervous system enhancer resulting in decreasing the risk of nervous tension.

5. Rosemary
Rosemary contains carnosic acid which is very important ingredient to shield the brain from free radicals, lowering the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like controlling movements, processing sensory information, and making decisions thereby reducing the risk of stress and depression.

6. Borage
Borage besides contains oleic and palmitic acid which have a hypocholesterolemic effect in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, it alsohas been used in traditional medicine in regulation of metabolism and the hormonal system resulting in lessening the risk of depression.
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