📷 Verywell Health
Visit from Aunt Flo. Moon Time. Mother Nature’s Gift. No matter what you call your period, it is something most women have to face about every 28 days. With that time of the month comes an abundance of uncomfortable symptoms. Since women are still discouraged from openly talking about their bodies, it can be challenging to find natural remedies that support your menstrual cycle. However, your well-being shouldn’t be a taboo topic. Using cannabis to treat PMS dates back to 16th-century Chinese medical texts, so why should today be any different?
In case you aren’t familiar, CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in cannabis. Unlike it’s psychoactive sibling THC, CBD won’t make you high. Instead, CBD not only combats the psychoactive effects of THC, but also relieves pain, reduces inflammation and beyond.
Now back to CBD and PMS. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to alleviate your symptoms, CBD is your answer. In addition to a myriad of other health benefits like improving your sleep or enhancing your sex life, CBD will help you say sayonara to PMS.
CBD is the ultimate natural cure for healing inflamed areas like breasts, stomach and low back. It regulates the vanilloid receptor –– that moderates pain perception.
CBD helps the body manage and deal with stress. With its anti-anxiety properties, CBD not only inhibits the release of the stress hormone, Cortisol, but also slows the breakdown of endocannabinoid, Anandamide (more commonly known as the “bliss molecule”). Consequently, you will find yourself unbothered by even the most the painful and annoying PMS symptoms.
Hormonal imbalance is very common during PMS and unfortunately, plays a large role in causing mood swings. CBD can help you recalibrate your emotional responses; CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (a network of cell receptors throughout the body that cannabinoids like CBD activate).
By improving digestive functions and reducing inflammation and nausea throughout your body, CBD can help attenuate cramping and bloating.
Ladies, gone are the days of your period controlling you! Save yourself from the monthly headache by incorporating CBD into your everyday routine. Your body and mind will thank you for it.
Source: Plant People