Did you know that a lot of women around the world suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? There are a lot of factors that add up to that global problem for women, and there’s no actual cure for it. A lot of the time, doctors and specialists would offer non-holistic approaches. If you are also suffering from this problem, it is best to research before taking prescription drugs. In this article we will give you another suggestion that may be be much more natural and holistic for your body.
You can check out the Wise Woman Moon Time Box for that special time of the month, prepared with the utmost care by Moon Mother. If you want to learn more about the natural remedy and soothing properties of CBD for that time of the month, keep reading this article.
What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?
One thing we should never underestimate is the female menstrual cycle. Believe it or not, 40-70% of women suffer from a painful menstrual cycle, also known as dysmenorrhea. Between cramps, bloating, pain and fatigue, coping with your daily responsibilities and just “surviving” during the day is getting harder.
Not to mention the abrupt changes in emotional states, which could be just as upsetting and tiring. One moment, you’re calm, and the next moment you (or your loved one, for the male audience of our readers) are ready to get into an argument without thinking.
Well, ladies (and gentlemen), there is relief these days of the month. We are not talking about common analgesics, ibuprofen in all its forms (e.g. Nurofen), and other substances harmful to our body, but we are talking about cannabis.
And although it is not “medicine” in the true sense of the word – meaning that it does not solve your problems, once and for all, it turns out that it has a very beneficial effect on most ladies. It helps them cope with otherwise almost unbearable menstrual symptoms.
Cannabis and PMS
Here’s how cannabis fights PMS and how to use it for it:
Drives the mood in a positive direction
Painful menstruation is not only a physical problem but also a mental one. However, this is the time of the month when female hormones rage – which can lead to the worst of all bad moods. It has been scientifically proven that CBD, the main chemical compound in cannabis, when taken, increases serotonin levels in the body (Serotonin is the hormone of happiness). That is, cannabis will help you feel good.
Keeps painful cramps at bay
So far, the most unpleasant part of the menstrual cycle is painful cramps in the stomach and lower back. Sometimes they can be so painful that you can’t even get out of bed, postponing all your responsibilities for the day. Well, cannabis contains muscle relaxants, such as CBD, which we mentioned above, that has a relaxing effect on both the transverse and smooth muscles (such as those in your private parts), and thus quickly help painful cramps to subside. You can now get to work for the day!
If you are lucky, you will experience only mild headaches during your period. But unfortunately, this is not the case with most women. Often, menstrual headaches take the form of migraines, preventing women from functioning at all, let alone focusing on something. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis quickly relieves headaches and can even get rid of them forever.
Minimizes running to the toilet
The cherry on top of cramps, headaches, and mood swings for most women in this period is diarrhea. During these days of the month, the gastrointestinal system increases its mobility and sends you to regular visits to the toilet. Absolutely. Everyone. Month. Well, cannabis helps with that too. Studies show that cannabis also has a calming effect on bowel motility by regulating their movements and activities. No more running to the bathroom!
How to use cannabis to deal with PMS?
For quick and easy soothing, the easiest method is smoking or vaporization (of course, we recommend the latter). Not only that it is the most effective method of immediate relief, but it also gives you precise control over the amount you consume.
You don’t want to smoke? No problem. You can try a topical (infused with cannabis cream or lotion) and apply it directly on the skin in problem areas. You can try to infuse cannabis in coconut oil or another oil like shea, argan (CBD is a fat-soluble compound). However, we strongly recommend the already prepared remedy by Moon Mother – The Wise Woman Moon Box. The farm grows the highest-quality hemp in Colorado.
Lastly, you can try foods containing cannabis (edibles). They have the longest-lasting effect, but the dosage is much more difficult. Or make cannabis tea – it’s perfect for relieving pain.