Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) – Essential Oils – Jasmine

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. It is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss how essential oils- jasmine help to treat PMS.

I. Definition
Jasmine is a genus of shrubs in the olive family, native to Afro-Eurasia. It contains variety of chemical compound including benzoate, ceosol,, benzaldehyde, y-terpineol, nerolidol, isohytol, phytol and acetic acid. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating sexual libido. Essential oil jasmine is extracted from the flower of the plant.

II. How essential oil jasmine effects women with PMS
1. Acetic acid
a) Acetic acid is one the main chemical compound of the jasmine, it help reduces the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, thereby increasing the blood flow which is essential for providing oxygen and nutrients to our body resulting in lessening the risk of fatigue and tiredness.
b) It also helps to regulate the levels of glucose in the bloodstream by stimulating the production of insulin by pancreas resulting in resulting food and sugar craving for some women with PMS.

2. Diet control
It is said some chemical compound containing organic vineager in the essential oil jasmine help to reduce appetite, thereby decreasing the amount of food intake and lessening the risk of weight gain and obesity.

3. Lymphatic system
Jasmine contains linalool alicyclic monoterpenes which are spicy and have a function to metabolites in our body fluid, thereby, increasing the lymphatic function in regulating the fluid in body tissues and kidney function in urinary secretion resulting in reducing the risk of water retention.

4. Sexual desire
It is believed that certain chemical compound of the essential oil jasmine helps to improve sexual desire for men and women alike by improving the blood circulation to the reproductive region and stimulating the production of testosterone.

5. Nervous system
It also helps to clam the nervous system by stimulating the production of serotonin and relax the constriction and dilate of reproductive system muscles resulting in reducing the risk of stress, anxiety, depression and premenstrual pain and cramps.