Information on Dysmenorrhea

DescriptionDysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation is associated with hormonal imbalances such as high estrogen levels, deficiencies of the blood, adrenal system or immune systems, weak digestion, and liver stagnation.
Treatment PlanA program of herbal tonics, including hormone regulators, herbal antispasmodics that have an affinity for the uterus, liver stimulants, and anti-inflammatories such as evening primrose are all recommended by herbalists. Recent research shows that women who eat soy products, such as tofu and tempeh, experience less symptoms during their menstrual cycle.

Herbal Remedies for Dysmenorrhea

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Vitexhormone regulatortablet, tincture
Cramp Barkantispasmodictea, tincture, capsule
Dandelionliver stimulanttea, tincture, capsule, tablet
Evening Primroseanti-inflammatorycapsules
Blue Cohoshantispasmodictincture, capsules, tea
False Unicornemmenagogue; hormone regulatortincture, tea
Pulsatillaanalgesichomeopathic tablet
Raspberryuterine tonictea, tincture, capsule
Partridge Berryfemale tonictea, tincture
Motherwortemmenagoguetincture, tea
Red Chinese Sage Rootemmenagoguetea, tincture, capsules
False Unicorn Rootemmenagogue; hormone regulatortincture, tea, capsules

Herbal Remedies for Dysmenorrhea with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Dysmenorrhea, with nervousnessPassion Flowertea, tincture, capsule
Dysmenorrhea, with poor appetiteGingertea, tincture, capsule
Dysmenorrhea, with severe crampingBlack Cohoshtincture, tablet, capsule