Why it works: A study found that the use of flaxseeds can help promote hormone balance and fertility. In addition, one study found that eating flaxseeds decreased hot flashes. Flaxseeds can also help decrease cramps and may aid in curbing some of the symptoms of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and other inflammatory symptoms during a woman's cycle.
How it works: Eat one or two teaspoons of ground flaxseeds as snacks.
Precautions: Flaxseed might slow clotting. Do not take flaxseeds if you have a bleeding disorder.
Flaxseed can lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Use caution if you have blood sugar or blood level related conditions.
People with a bowel obstruction, a narrowed esophagus or an inflamed intestine should avoid flaxseed.
The self cure remedy of Eat flaxseeds for the care and relief of PMS has an effectiveness score of 2.6 and a popularity score of 10 on the self-cure system.