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PMS Herbal combination
What Is It?
General Interaction
Cautions


What Is It?

As indicated by its name, a PMS herbal combination provides a number of herbs in one convenient capsule, sparing you the inconvenience of taking an assortment of products. Standard components include such esteemed folk herbs as chasteberry, dong quai, wild yam, and dandelion. Some combinations contain calcium, vitamins E, C, and B, and magnesium as well.

Although these combination products typically contain less of each herb than WholeHealthMD typically recommends, the overall effect of a combination may be just fine for putting the brakes on mild to moderate PMS. Some experimenting with different combinations may be needed to find the most effective product for the type of PMS discomforts that predominate in your case, be it moodiness, breast tenderness, or bloating.

Before trying a PMS combination product--and keep in mind that many are called "Women's Formulas"--read the label carefully to make sure it contains key ingredients such as chasteberry and dong quai. Then check the number of milligrams of each ingredient to ascertain that it approximates the low end of the doses recommended in our WholeHealthMD Reference Library for individual herbs or nutrients.

General Interaction

The amount of each individual ingredient in PMS herbal combination products is quite small. Therefore, the best approach for anyone concerned about possible interactions with drugs or other supplements is to refer to the separate entries (chasteberry, dandelion, dong quai, wild yam) in our WholeHealthMD Reference Library.

Cautions

See individual entries in the WholeHealthMD Reference Library for cautions on specific ingredients contained in your PMS Herbal combination.


Date Published: 04/19/2005
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