Reverse a bad premenstrual mood with lavender

/Reverse a bad premenstrual mood with lavender

Reverse a bad premenstrual mood with lavender

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Do you dread your premenstrual week because you’re worried about anxiety, irritation, anger or down moods striking out of the blue as estrogen plunges

Researchers found an easy, all-natural way to combat premenstrual moodiness so you can enjoy a more peaceful week: When negativity or depression arises, light a lavender-scented candle or apply lavender essential oil to your wrists and take a whiff.

According to a study in the journal BioPsychoSocial Medicine, inhaling lavender for 10 minutes significantly eases emotional symptoms related to PMS.

How’s it work? As the researchers explain it, certain compounds in lavender’s aroma are absorbed through membranes in your nasal passages, then travel to the brain where they have a relaxing, mood-lifting effect.

Inspired to grow your own lavender in an outdoor garden or indoor planter? As long as you’ve got a location that gets plenty of sunlight, you’ll have luck growing this fragrant, mood-lifting herb. Simply follow the easy steps shown here.

 

By | 2017-05-16T11:11:07+00:00 February 6th, 2014|hormonology tip, moodiness, natural remedies, pms|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools–including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.

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