6 Herbal Remedies for Period Pain

6 Herbal Remedies for Period Pain

Period pain can be a debilitating and uncomfortable experience for many women. It can cause cramps, bloating, headaches, and fatigue, making it difficult to go about daily life.

While over-the-counter pain relievers can provide temporary relief, many women are seeking more natural and holistic solutions to manage their menstrual discomfort. This is where herbal remedies come in.

Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions, including period pain.

These natural remedies are made from plants and herbs, and they work to provide relief by targeting the root cause of discomfort.

Here are some of the most popular herbal remedies for period pain:

    1. Ginger: Ginger is a widely available spice that is used to relieve menstrual discomfort and other digestive issues. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce cramping, bloating, and pain. One study showed that when taken correctly, ginger can be as effective as the painkiller Novafen at relieving menstrual pain.

      You can drink ginger tea, take ginger supplements, or use ginger oil topically for maximum benefits.

    2. Red Raspberry Leaf: Red raspberry leaf is perhaps the most well-known herb for women, and is often used to relieve menstrual cramps, bloating, water retention and puffiness. It works by improving uterine tone, reducing inflammation, relieving digestive issues, regulating the menstrual cycle and increasing energy. 

      Raspberry leaf can be consumed in supplements, as a tea, or in our delicious drinking chocolate where it's combined with other PMS soothing nutrients.

    3. Chamomile: Chamomile is a gentle herb that is known for its calming effects. Drinking chamomile tea during your period can help to relieve menstrual cramps and reduce stress and anxiety.

    4. CBD: CBD is a naturally found compound in the cannabis plant and is known for its calming and pain relieving effects, working by reducing stress and inflammation in the bodies internal cannabis receptors.

      Because CBD doesn't contain any THC (the part of the cannabis responsible for making you feel high) it is a safe and effective natural remedy without the controversies linked to taking cannabis. 

    5. Feverfew: Feverfew is an herb that has been used for centuries to treat headaches and migraines. It is also known to be effective in reducing menstrual cramps and discomfort. You can take feverfew supplements or drink feverfew tea to experience its benefits.

    6. Valerian Root: Valerian root is often used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and restlessness. It is also known to be effective in reducing pre menstrual symptoms when consumed as a tea or in valerian root supplements.

It's important to remember that everyone's body is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Always consult a doctor before changing your pain relief or when you need advice and support managing painful menstruation or other symptoms. 

Herbal remedies can be a natural and effective solution for managing period pain, mood swings, inflammation and low energy. Whether alongside your current go-to pain reliever or instead of, why not test out some of these herbal remedies and take charge of your monthly symptoms. 

Comment below which of these herbal remedies you would like to try out!

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