Menstrual cramps

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Menstrual cramps:

  • Chasteberry
  • Kava
  • Raspberry

Natural Cures and Remedies for Menstrual cramps

Chamomile ( Matricaria species) was used as an herbal remedy by the ancient Egyptians and Romans, and the herb’s mild-flavored tea has been recommended for menstrual cramps, stomach pain, indigestion, and fever. The tea, made with a tiny bit of honey, is excellent for treating an upset stomach. Used topically, chamomile poultices, lotions, and creams can have cosmetic and dermatologic benefits as well.

Premenstrual syndrome, otherwise not so lovingly called PMS, consists of varying symptoms that commence a few days before menstruation and completely pass after menstruation has ended. Furthermore, in order to fully qualify as PMS, the symptoms must not start more than 14 days prior to the onset of menstruation and must increase in intensity so that the worst distress is felt immediately before the heaviest of the bleeding begins. The symptoms can be anticipated with cyclic regularity. The severity of PMS symptoms ranges from mild to incapacitating. Symptoms can occur for only one or two days or may begin at ovulation and continue until the onset of menstruation. Actually, dysmenorrhea (or menstrual cramps) is not considered a symptom of PMS. However, a woman can experience both PMS and dysmenorrhea.

Chasteberry, Kava, Raspberry