Every month premenstrual tension causes untold anxiety and discomfort in the lives of many women. While it's possible to purchase over-the-counter medications from your local chemist shop, there are also many natural, herbal-based remedies which will soothe and nurture you over these sensitive days. Personally I swear by aromatherapy and herbal teas. Since time immemorial the herb sage has been considered to have a special affinity with women, and makes a relaxing tea, or in the form of clary sage, is very soothing in a bath or as a tummy rub. How do you nurture yourself naturally when PMT strikes?
There's a great article (written by me!!) on Ten Tips to Treat PMT Naturally which will help you stay off the pharmaceuticals and breeze thorugh your PMT. It is largely a lifestyle condition, and making some small but consistent changes can make a big difference to your PMT experience. PMT and nutrition are also intricately linked and maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet will assist in alleviating PMT. It's what you do when you're not in the PMT phase that makes a difference.
If you are suffering, stick to hot drinks (even drink your water hot with a little fresh ginger), eat simple meals like brown rice and steamed vegetables, stay off the sugar, and try self massage of the abdomen (always in a clockwise direction).