Chamomile is a beautiful and gentle herb with an incredible number of uses. For women, this herb has been used for menstrual cramps and, when combined with dong quai, it has proven effective for the hot flashes of menopause. But this is the first study we have found on chamomile and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). . . . 

Ninety women were given either 100mg of chamomile extract or 250mg of the drug mefenamic acid three times a day for two months in this double-blind study.

There was no significant difference in the ability of the two treatments to reduce the physical symptoms of PMS, including breast pain, meaning that the herb was just as good as the drug for physical symptoms. But the herb was better than the drug because the relief it brought about of the emotional symptoms of PMS was significantly better than the drug.

This study suggests that the herb chamomile is better than drugs for comprehensively treating PMS.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2014;20:81-8

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