WomensHealth: The Best 3 Relaxing Herbs For Menstrual Pain

As a lady, one of the major, if not the most important sign, of coming into womanhood is when she begins her menstruation. Sadly, this comes with various degrees of pain which begin one to two years after a woman begins to get her period. Menstrual pain (cramps), medically known as dysmenorrhea, often occurs in women during their menstrual period or immediately before it.

Most women usually experience either the primary dysmenorrhea (which is the common menstrual cramp) or the secondary dysmenorrhea. In the experience of primary dysmenorrhea, the pain is commonly felt in the back or the lower part of the stomach. Secondary dysmenorrhea is a result of a disorder in the reproductive organs of a woman. The pain often starts earlier in the menstrual cycle and usually last longer than the common menstrual cramps.

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One of the common myths about a woman’s menstrual cycle is that nothing can be done about the pain. This is certainly not true. As there are various ways to deal with it and the use of herbs could be one of them.

Here are a few relaxing herbs which aid in reducing menstrual pain. None of these herbs should be used during pregnancy unless when directed to do so under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner who is skilled in the use of herbal medicines.

Wild Yam

Wild Yam is very helping on reducing the agents which causes painful menstruation and chronic pelvic pain. Its action is wonderful on smooth muscle tissue as it reduces muscle spasm of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, all these which causes a painful menstruation. Wild Yam helps the uterus to work more efficiently during menses.


Ginger might be all you need if you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea during your menses. All these occur due to painful cramping and hormonal changes. However, ginger could be one of the best herbs to soothe the stomach during your menstrual period.


Chamomile is a flower with so many benefits. This sweet little flower is both anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Chamomile can be very helpful when experiencing menstrual cramps accompanied by anxiety and irritability. It also very helpful for women with digestive constipation contributing to pain.  Chamomile is best sipped as tea during menstruation.

P.S: It is very important to get help from a qualified doctor before using any of these herbs.

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