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What type of herbs are good for?Premenstrual syndrome?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Several herbs

Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings.
Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary).

In brief: Several herbs

Chaste tree (vitus agnus-castus) at 20-40 mg/day for 8 weeks seems comparable to fluoxetine 20-40 mg/day for relieving symptoms of pmdd -- especially breast tenderness, swelling, cramps, and food cravings.
Also, some clinical research shows that taking a specific saffron (crocus sativa) extract 15 mg twice daily can help with the depressive symptoms. Possibly st. John's wort also (preliminary).
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