I’ve been WAY out of blogging recently due to the Great Goat War of 2015. (CLICK HERE to check out the new blog to cover THAT fiasco.)
Being two months post-partum, and dealing with a world of legal drama courtesy of the bitch neighbor who wouldn’t let me get my lost kitten, and had the city take my milking goats that feed my children when I can’t produce breast milk for them, it seems only fitting that my first “real” post back into the blogosphere cover monstrous PMS rage. Or, ya know, just dealing with symptoms. Whatever.
PMS is never a really elegant subject to talk about. I’m the type who shrouds the subject in colorful euphemisms. So for the sake of professionalism I will NOT be referring to menstrual cycles as: The commies have invaded the funhouse, Riding the cotton pony, The “Girl Flu”, Code Red, Flying the Japanese Flag or “Shark Week”. Promise!
So anyway! Back to this amazing tincture of amazing awesomeness! It’s basically an herbal and liquid form of Midol or Aspirin.
But while Midol or Aspirin can help alleviate headaches and numb menstrual associated pain, taking in these medicines in excess can lead to other known issues, including hormonal imbalances – which just compounds the initial problem!
Red clover blossoms can alleviate menstrual pain and help reduce the severity of the symptoms, because red clover serves as an all-natural estrogen booster. During menstruation, women experience a sudden decrease in prolactin, which causes a severe hormonal imbalance. Women who experience drastic hormone imbalances often suffer from more severe symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Headaches come on a bit stronger. Cramps sting just a little bit more. Even mood swings occur more often.
Red clover is proven to help combat the following PMS symptoms:
– Hot flashes
– Sore breasts
– Mood swings
Red clover also contains isoflavones that help provide essential nutrients to the body, including vitamin C, thiamine and potassium that help reduce PMS symptoms. It is thanks to the isoflavones that red clover can act as a natural hormone stimulant ideal for balancing the body’s hormone levels during menstruation.