Medicines can be helpful in our quest for relief from physical pain but supplements are not cure-alls. There are times when all-natural remedies are still the best, especially when you couple them with good diet and regular exercise. Here are some natural remedies for you whenever you have sleep worries, PMS or tummy blues:
For sleep worries: Valerian or Melatonin
The Valerian herb is said to help in bringing on or inducing sleep** with no harmful side effects**. What’s good about taking this is that it’s not addictive and you only need to take about 400 to 600 milligrams of this 45 minutes before you drift off to lalaland. Melatonin, on the other hand, helps you re-establish your sleep-wake cycle. This is especially helpful when you travel frequently and you cross different time zones. Experts suggest taking about 3 mg of this before you sleep.
For PMS: Chasteberry fruits
Fruits of the chasteberry tree, a blue-violent plant, can accordingly help increase the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate the hormone prolactin. You see, increased levels of prolactin can lead to irritability, breast soreness as well as painful menstrual periods. Take about 250 to 500 mg daily of chasteberry tree fruits for about three months and you will definitely see a difference in your menstrual cycle.
For tummy woes: Peppermint or Ginger
Peppermint helps cure stomachaches and gas because it relaxes the muscles in the digestive tract, which reduces cramping and also helps expel gas. Hence, if you have frequent tummy woes, peppermint is good for you! Take one tablet two to three times a day. Ginger, on the other hand, can help relieve nausea. Just take 1,000 mg daily of this for a few days and you can say adieu to those icky morning sickness situations.