5 Herbs for Menstrual Cramps & Period Symptoms
by Ledeidre August 2020
Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, are cramps of the lower abdomen, back, and thighs. Menstrual cramps can start days before your menstruation begins. Prostaglandins, a hormone-like substance involved in inflammation that causes the uterus to contract and sheds of the lining of the uterus. This shedding is your period bleed. Herbal teas can help balance hormones and fight inflammation easing the discomforts of your period such as cramps, headaches, and mood swings.
Here are some great herbs that help with PMS symptoms that are often used for a natural alternative to support a healthy menstrual cycle + a tea that includes all of these amazing herbs.
Chasteberry (Vitex Agnus Castus)
Chaste berries have been used since ancient times and are native of the Mediterranean and western Asia. Research in modern times has shown these berries have hormonal properties, acting as a hormone balancer. Chaste berry is thought to act on the pituitary gland raising progesterone levels improving hormonal problems. These actions also provide relief of PMS including breast tenderness, mood swings, and menstrual regularity.
While you may think of raspberry for its sweet fruity flavor, the raspberry leaf tea is been commonly used as a uterine to strengthen the uterine muscles. The raspberry leaf is used often for PMS relief easing period pains and can control heavy menstrual bleeding. Enjoying a hot cup of raspberry leaf tea during your cycle can give you much-needed relief.
Chamomile is often used for relaxing and calming effects. These actions help with easing an anxious mood. Chamomile’s use for easing period cramps goes back as far as ancient Roman times. Today chamomile is a great choice for relief of PMS.
Fennel is often used as a digestive aid to reduce bloating and gas. Fennel is also be used to relieve period pains. Taken over a couple of months fennel can help reduce menstrual cramps and menstrual irregularity. Fennel is a definite must-have for PMS relief.
Wild Yam is often used for relief of menopausal symptoms as well as period pains. The actions of this root are hormonal, anti-inflammatory, and relieving spams. Wild Yam is one of the herbs that reduce inflammation. These actions help to ease period cramps.
Enjoy the Women's Wellness Tea
Herbal teas can help naturally ease the discomfort of your monthly cycle. Many consider them as great natural remedies for cramps. If you are experiencing regular painful periods and other symptoms see your healthcare provider to check and see if you may have an underlying health condition.
You could drink each of these herbs in its own herbal tea. Or better, you can reap the rich benefits of each herb in one blended tea. Our Women’s Wellness tea was formulated with these herbs and more to help you have a happy period.ABOUT THE TEA