Red Clover Blossom Tincture for PMS Symptoms

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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
– Cramps
– Headaches
– 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.

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There are many ways you can use and ingest red clover to reap the benefits of PMS symptom relief – teas, pill form, eating the blossoms fresh. But for immediate relief and the fastest results, nothing beats a good old fashioned tincture.
A tincture is basically a concentrated liquid form of an herb that is easy to make and easy to take. Tinctures preserve and concentrate the properties of the herb, making them more effective and longer lasting. Herbs that are decocted or tinctured are rendered into a liquid state and the body does not have to break down the cellulose of the plant material.
Also.. it’s boozy, which is just freaking fantastic sometimes. Talk about a good “shot” of medicine! Alcohol based tinctures have a shelf life of several years and are easy to use when needed.
To make this Red Clover Blossom Tincture, you will need the following supplies:
– A clean glass jar with a good lid
– Consumable alcohol like vodka or rum (80 proof)
– Dried red clover blossoms
1. Fill at least 1/4 of your jar with dried red clover blossoms. The dried blossoms from red clover pills or red clover tea bags work just fine. There is no hard and fast rule to how much herbs you need, just know that the more you fill the jar, the stronger it will be.
2. Pour boiling water to just dampen all of the herbs. This helps to draw out the beneficial properties of the herbs.
3. Fill the rest of the jar with alcohol, put the lid on the jar, and shake it like a Polaroid picture.
4. Store the jar in a cool and dry place, shaking daily, for at least three weeks and up to six months. Six weeks is ideal if crunchy moms on the Internet are to be trusted.
5. When your tincture is done, just strain the liquid through a cheesecloth. Store the tincture in colored dropper bottles or clean glass jars.
The standard adult dose is 1 teaspoon up to three times a day as needed.

So there you have it! So now it’s your time to share! What is your favorite remedy for PMS symptoms OR what is your favorite euphemism for your lady time? 😉 😉

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

49 thoughts on “Red Clover Blossom Tincture for PMS Symptoms

  • 15 May, 2015 at 8:59 pm
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    Hi Gingi – I read your post with interest.

    Do us ladies have a rough time? It certainly seems that every age, perhaps every decade of ages can bring about it’s ‘problems’ We all experience them at some point in time.

    I can only speak from experience, and also from reading what others have said and experienced. There are many remedies on offer that women can find helpful … and how each of us goes about finding help is entirely a personal choice. What suits one may not suit another.

    I do also think our lifestyle what we eat, how we look after ourselves can have a bearing on our health and well-being.

    For those who choose to live the LCHF lifestyle some relief from shall I call them ‘women’s problems’ can be helped. Perhaps it is up to us the individual to research, read and explore what can help us best.

    Interesting post … thanks.

    All the best Jan

    • 15 May, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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      That’s too true! Too many people focus on a single remedy or miracle cure, and forget to look at the big picture of managing and maintaining overall health! Great point my friend! <3

  • 15 May, 2015 at 9:04 pm
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    Believe it or not this article couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I have a good girlfriend who was talking to me about PMSing early and have I heard of any products or remedies out there. I definitely will send her on over to this post.

    K / The House of KTS (formerly Pure & Complex)
    http://www.houseofkts.com

  • 15 May, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    Yeah reading this makes feel better cause I know I’m not the only one who has to deal with pms problems, I tried many teas but non of them seem to work for me. Thanks for sharing xo

  • 15 May, 2015 at 10:43 pm
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    I’m definitely going to have to give this a try. I have serious issues with cramps during that time of the month. I’d love to find something more natural than my usual Midol routine.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

    • 18 May, 2015 at 12:57 am
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      Let me know if it works for you!! <3

  • 16 May, 2015 at 2:15 am
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    This is so amazing! I get so bad during this time of the month that I kinda wanna lay down and die LOL It is the worst. This seems great!!

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  • 16 May, 2015 at 2:19 am
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    I can only speak from experience, and also from reading what others have said and experienced. There are many remedies on offer that women can find helpful … and how each of us goes about finding help is entirely a personal choice. What suits one may not suit another.
    I do also think our lifestyle what we eat, how we look after ourselves can have a bearing on our health and well-being.

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:47 am
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      That’s true! There is no one size fits all when it comes to optimum health / remedies!

  • 16 May, 2015 at 11:58 am
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    All can say is thank you for sharing and will totally have to give a try next month when I am PMSing.

  • 16 May, 2015 at 2:13 pm
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    Thankfully I don’t have that time of the month anymore… they were awful, this sounds like a good home remedy. I’m more and more against pills and their side effects.

    I’ve been trying to find a good home remedy for peri menopausal symptoms… mainstream medications don’t work for me xox

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:47 am
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      I found this remedy when I was looking up PMS relief.. but it’s supposed to work for peri menopausal symptoms too!

  • 16 May, 2015 at 3:04 pm
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    Love this, my symptoms are the worst and I can’t really do much during this time of the month. So great!!

    RedLip&Love

  • 16 May, 2015 at 3:13 pm
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    I’m sorry you suffer from PMS Gingi. I’ve never heard of using red clover to relieve PMS symptoms, but it certainly sounds better than Advil or Tylenol. I’m two years free of having my lady “friend,” and now I just deal with the occasional hot flash. I’ve been so lucky in the female department. I never had bad cramps or moodiness when I had my period and menopause was pretty easy too. I will pass this along to my daughter though, she gets cramps occasionally. Lol, I love the nicknames for that time of month! 🙂

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:48 am
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      Yeah, I only discovered red clover while researching PMS symptom relief.. and I started growing it and using it right when I got pregnant.. go figure! haha!

  • 16 May, 2015 at 7:24 pm
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    Great remedy! Thanks for this, Gingi. 🙂
    Hope everything is going on well at your end with the campaign.

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:49 am
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      Haha, somebody had to! 😉

  • 16 May, 2015 at 8:43 pm
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    Chocolate is my answer to all of life’s problems, but this tincture sounds amazing. I’m the queen of mood swings during… that time of the month.

  • 16 May, 2015 at 9:14 pm
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    Wow Gingi you share the best info,this is awesome! I have had some terrible runs with PMS and wish I had known about this. Thank you for sharing. I hope that you get your goats back soon!I’m pro-goat 🙂

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:49 am
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      Awww, thanks Jen! If you could tweet something with the hashtag #progoat it would TOTALLY make my day!

  • 17 May, 2015 at 7:32 am
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    Ohhh this sounds super interesting! I just lay down and cry… kidding haha. I try to drink tea and just relax, that usually does the trick for me. And if it gets worse I take medicine.
    XO Naomi in Wonderland

  • 17 May, 2015 at 12:20 pm
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    I’m not one for euphemisms for menstruation, but I do like The commies have invaded the fun house. I’ll need to try this remedy too, sounds good.

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:50 am
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      Haha, that ones my fav! 😉

  • 17 May, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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    I surely need to give this a try. I avoid any medicine, pills etc. as much as I can so I like anything that is completely natural.

  • 17 May, 2015 at 2:10 pm
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    I’m all for giving this a try, I love herbal remedies, and I often get headaches and cramps before and after my period, which sucks. I was just wondering, did you get your kitten back after that incident?

    ♥.•*¨ AmandaSays ¨*•.♥

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:50 am
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      Yes, but only after she ran into their front yard hours later.. it was awful!! They are horrible, wretched people.

  • 17 May, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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    This sounds like a winner. Luckily though I don’t get very bad pms. I mainly just cry and have some cramps the first few hours. Great concoction will remember this in case my luck changes in the future. x

    DAISYPERSON | BEAUTY BLOG

  • 17 May, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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    Good to know! My favorite remedy is sleep. Thankfully, it doesn’t get too painful often to the point of not being able to stand. Sometimes it does though and I can’t concentrate but as long as I’m home, I should be fine.

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:51 am
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      Oh man, I wish I could sleep.. my little ones won’t let me.. EVER!!! hehe…

  • 17 May, 2015 at 6:12 pm
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    You certainly do have some great info. I don’t suffer from PMS but my sister does. I used to get it lightly but it got better after having two kids. Which is strange! Most things got worse.

    • 18 May, 2015 at 1:51 am
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      <3 <3

    • 18 May, 2015 at 7:33 pm
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      Of course!! <3 <3

  • 18 May, 2015 at 9:17 am
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    HAHAHA! Shark Week?! Who actually calls it that? 😀 Thank you for sharing this, I didn’t know. Personally I don’t suffer that much, but my best friend does, so I’ll let her know!
    XO IMKE // http://www.pastellics.com

    • 18 May, 2015 at 7:34 pm
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      I have a friend who calls it that.. first time she said it was Shark Week I was like, “Oh really?! What time is it on?!” hahaha…

  • 18 May, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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    I’m definitely going to have to try this!! I actually came off of the pill recently and let me tell you, the cramps and tender breasts are so REAL now.

  • 19 May, 2015 at 6:06 pm
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    excellent post! i get awful pms symptoms and would love to try this next time. hope you and your family are doing well (even with the goat war going on)!
    love, liz
    http://www.stylewich.com

  • 20 May, 2015 at 12:15 am
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    The last month was pretty harsh with symptoms so I wish I had this recipe then. Now I’m equipped for it next time! Thanks for the helpful post!

    • 25 May, 2015 at 2:49 pm
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      <3

  • 10 April, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    Previously I had terrible cramping, lethargy, breast tenderness, lengthy and heavy bleeding with lots of acne and PMS. When drinking the Red Clover tea and proper tinctures on a regular basis, I noticed a great reduction in every one of those terrible symptoms, if not complete relief. If I do not want to do the tea, I use the Lady Soma Detox *which also helps e lose about 5-10 lbs everytime I do it), and I also get less PMS and bleeding when doing the Lady Soma Detox. One of the main ingredients is Red Clover.

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