Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Ayurvedic Treatment With Herbs


Many changes take place in females after attaining the age of adolescence due to the hormones. Menses starts in females at the age of 12-13 years of age; this is a monthly cycle of 28 days in which different changes take place in a female body mainly in the reproductive system and psychological changes due to hormones which are continuously fluctuating produced by ovaries and pituitary gland. Some frequently seen problems like premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhoea (pain during menses), PCOD, irregular periods, etc. PMS is one of the common conditions, it is related mainly to psychological conditions arising before the onset of menses. Many women are seen who are suffering from this condition some are even not aware about this and some don’t know how to tackle this condition there are many diet and lifestyle modifications, yoga, ayurvedic medicines, home remedies which we can opt for to cure this condition which is easily treatable if taken proper guidance so here we are going to discuss about PMS and how to take care of yourself during this time.

Premenstrual Syndrome


PMS can be understood as the psychological (mood swings, depression etc.) and physical symptoms (tender breast, general body pain) arising during the last phase of the menstrual cycle i.e luteal phase when all the hormones like FSH, LH, estrogen, progesterone goes down in the body due to which these symptoms can arise uterus is ready to shed its endometrial lining which it has made during the phase of 28 days.

It’s the most common problem among females. Every other woman is suffering from PMS with different symptoms among different females. Research has shown that PMS occurs to 20-30% of the population of premenopausal women and 30-40% of the population of reproductive age females.

It can be mild to severe according to the symptoms. Some women have a very mild type of PMS and some have it so severe that it can interfere with their daily chores and some women don’t experience any kind of symptoms.


In ayurveda menses or menstrual blood is termed as ‘aartava‘ and menstrual flow occurs due to mainly vata dosha (apana vayu), artava itself has pitta properties so imbalance in any three doshas and rakta dhatu and dushti of these doshas are the main causes for the symptoms related to PMS. Different doshas have different types of properties due to which different symptoms and signs can be seen and menstrual flow will also depend on these three doshas including rakta dhatu (can be correlated with blood). We can also correlate this condition with aartav dushti which means vitiation in the aartav due to different doshas.


More than 200 symptoms are there which women complain about during the premenstrual syndrome. Different women have different kinds of symptoms according to their body type, prakriti (body composition) and lifestyle and vitiated doshas. Most women experience one or two symptoms in the premenstrual phase.

In ayurveda vataj dushti will produce symptoms like mood swings, breast changes, pricking pain, pitta dushti will produce symptoms like burning sensation, hot flashes, headache, acidity and the kapha type of dushti will produce symptoms like depression, crying spells, feeling of drowsiness etc.

In modern times some of the following symptoms are told like-

  • Tender breast
  • General body pain
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Disturbed sleep cycle
  • Acne
  • Fluid retention
  • Headache
  • Stress
  • Irregular bowel habits


Exact cause of PMS is still not known but severe conditions can be related to the Pms different causes can be correlated in modern as well as in ayurvedic aspect

  • Psychological disturbances like females who have history of depression or anxiety- females like these will be more prone to PMS.
  • Serotonin imbalance – it is a happy hormone so if it will be disturbed it will produce effects on our mood.
  • Estrogen and progesterone imbalance.
  • Substance abuse like alcohol, smoking, high intake of caffeine.
  • Family history of PMS.
  • Taking excess salty and spicy food and unhealthy diet.
  • Different prakriti of body as well as mansik prakriti.
  • Different doshas involved.


Many females are unaware there are some treatments available for this and some which are taking treatment are like hormonal pills which contain estrogen and progesterone, antidepressants, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, analgesics, etc to calm down the symptoms of PMS, but these kind of treatments are habit forming treatments an interfere with our normal physiological functions. Sex hormone pills also imbalance the HPO axis due to which will further have negative effect on our reproductive system.

Many ayurvedic herbs have been proven benefits for female reproductive issues and psychological conditions some medicines in ayurveda are used like ashoka (Saraca Asoca), lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) etc.

And for psychological symptoms in ayurveda we can give brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), ashwagandha (withania somnifera).

And symptoms related to gut issues herbs like shunthi (zingiber officinale), pippali (piper longum), marich (piper nigrum) etc are used.


Planet Ayurveda provides best care treatment for PMS. Planet Ayurveda has a Pms care pack which is a combination medicine which is made up of herbs which are precisely selected to ease the symptoms of Pms. It has four medicines which are in capsule and churna forms which are easy to take. These medicines are made under the supervision of expert guidance And under strict ayurvedic protocols and hygienic environment. All medications are potent and have proven benefits in several diseases. All the planet ayurveda medicines are pure, best quality and 100% vegetarian. These are free from additives, preservatives, fillers and chemicals. PMS Care Pack:

  1. Pradrantak Churna
  2. Female Health Support
  3. Aloe Vitals
  4. Mahashankh Vati
  5. Brahmi Vati

PMS Care Pack

Ayurvedic Treatment For Premenstrual Syndrome


1. Pradrantak Churna

ashoka (saraca asoca), lodhra (symplocos racemosa), udumbar (ficus glomerata), arjuna (terminalia arjuna) these medicines are known to act as uterine tonic and also have effects on the ovaries, balancing the female hormones in the body, and very helpful in the menstrual bleeding regulation these herbs in the combination can be used for pms.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with warm water.

2. Female Health Support

This medicine is made up using drugs like shatavari (asparagus racemosus), ashoka (saraca indica), lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) which can be used for general female health it gives support to the uterus and ovaries, strength to the female reproductive tract and controls menstrual bleeding. Balances the female hormones and decreases the male hormones which will be helpful for emotional instability and tender breast.

Dosage: 2 cap. Daily with warm water.

3. Aloe Vitals

This contains an extract of aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis). It improves general body health with the increase in the chances of ovulation, regulates hormones, and also induces menses. Aloe Vera has antioxidant properties which helps to detoxify the toxins from the body. It also cures constipation which is a common problem during PMS.

Dosage: 1 capsule daily with warm water.

4. Mahashankh Vati

It is made up of herbs like – Shunthi (zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Tamarind bark (Tamarindus indica) which very helpful for the improving digestion, this medicine will balance all the doshas helps in the problem for bloating, constipation, loss of appetite, headache, which is commonly seen during pms. It will also act as a catalyst for other medicines as it will improve the agni and help in better absorption of the other medicines.

Dosage: 2 tabs twice daily with warm water.

5. Brahmi Vati

Brahmi Vati is a classical herbo-mineral formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda consisting of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Vacha (Acorus calamus), maricha (Piper nigrum) and many more. These herbs are neuroprotective in nature, regulate cognitive functioning and help to balance the mood swing in women. It contains wonderful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and brain boosting effects, and our various Acharyas have mentioned Brahmi, Vacha, Shankhpushpi in a medhya Rasayana so this preparation effectively improves the memory power. Its mineral compounds like Swarna makshik bhasma have a miraculous effect on the overall strengthening of the muscles, relieve tenderness in breasts along with it also improve the emotional and mental well-being of women during their pre-menstrual phase. These health benefits aid in managing PMS-associated symptoms.

Dosage: 2 tab. twice daily with warm water.

Diet And Lifestyle Modifications

  • Take a balanced and healthy diet which include all the nutrients in balanced form.
  • Avoid any alcohol, smoking and caffeine intake.
  • Include daily yoga and exercise in daily routine.
  • Vata Shamak ahara vihar should be included like avoiding late nights, taking dry foods etc.
  • More travelling should be avoided.
  • Use of ghrita
  • Doing pranayama and meditation
  • Balancing sleep cycle
  • Eating a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D


Yoga has proven benefit in many gynecological disorders including Pms. The main concern is psychological problems and the pains. Many yoga asanas and pranayam are helpful in combating this problem.

1. Shashank Asana (Child Pose)

This pose relieves back pain, stress, discomfort, bloating, stretches hips and abdominal muscles.

2. Marjaryasana (Cat Cow Pose)

This pose stretches the spine and abdominal muscles. It helps in maintaining the elasticity of the uterus and provides strength to the uterus.

3. Bhujang Asana (Cobra Pose)

It improves general body posture, increases flexibility of the spine and combats depression. Many other asana and pranayama. should be added to the yoga regime pranayama like sheetali pranayama, kapalbhati pranayama, shavasana to reduce anxiety.

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PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME is generally happening due to hormone imbalance and unhealthy lifestyle it can be classified as lifestyle disorder and the symptoms arising from pms can be handled and taken care by adopting the healthy lifestyle and ayurveda medications are reliable treatment for this as it is not having any side effects it is pure and natural. Many yoga and exercises have benefits for the psychological and physical symptoms.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit