Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Homeopathy – Pulstatilla


Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss homoeopathy – pulstatilla effects women with PMS.

I. Definition

Pulstatilla is a remedy derived from the plant commonly known as wind flower and belongs to the family Ranunculaceae, native to central and northern Europe and southern England. It contains chemical compounds such as lactones, saponins, anemone camphor tannins, and a volatile oil and has been used effectively in treating premenstrual syndrome including painful breast, sadness and crying readily.

II. How homoeopathy – pulstatilla effects women with PMS.

1. Lactones
A lactones is a cyclic ester in organic chemistry. It is an immunosuppressive agents, which helps to improve the immune function against infection and inflammation caused by irregular cell growth and invasion of bacteria and virus.

2. saponins
Saponins is found in particular abundance in various plant species, including pulstatilla. Besides as a immune system booster, it bind with bile salt and cholesterol in the intestinal tract, thereby reducing the bad blood cholesterol and preventing its re-absorption resulting in improve the oxygen and nutrients transportation to the brain cells and reducing the system of nervous tension including sadness and crying readily.

3. Anemone camphor
Anemonin in anemone camphor influences the functions of waste and repair, but works directly upon the nervous system. It is a antispasmodic that helps to reduce the uterus muscle spam thereby, decreasing the risk of menstrual pain and cramps including breast pain.

4. Tannins
Tannin beside is antiviral, antibacterial and anti parasitic natural remedy, it also is an anti diarrheal that helps the digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and mineral, there by reducing premenstrual symptoms caused nutritional deficiency.

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