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A Woman's Healing Herbs for Menstrual Cramps and Painful Periods...

I've had a poster in my kitchen for years entitled A Woman's Healing Herbs. A friend asked me for herbal treatments for painful periods as she unfortunately experiences them every month. I told her about the poster I had and promised to look through it for anything relevant. I sent her what I found. Thought I'd share it here in case anyone finds it useful:

For Menstrual Cramps...

1) Vervain (Verbena Officinalis) leaves and flowers --- tea, cream or ointment form. / (not to be used if pregnant)

2) Black Cohosh (Cmicifuga Racemosa) roots --- boil or simmer. / (avoid in preg.)

3) Sage leaves – use as tea. / (avoid in preg.)

4) Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca) leaves, flowers, stem --- use as tea. / (avoid in preg.)

5) Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa) roots – boiled or simmered – or get Wild Yam cream or ointment.

For Painful Periods...

1) Chinese Angelica (Angelica Sinensis) dried root --- also called Dang Gui --- boil or simmer / (avoid high doses if pregnant or if you’re diabetic)

2) Chamomile – tea or steam inhalation.

That's it.

Hope it helps someone.

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Redrose1 wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:09 PM

Very good info, I will pass this own to my daughters. I don't need it but they will. Healing herbs are so much safer than addicting medications that cause harm to the body.

ithinq wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:25 PM

Thanks, Redrose1. Hope it's of some benefit to them.

And you're right re: herbs. That's after all the basis of medication, I believe. They mimic what some herbs naturally do. One's nature made. The other's man-made.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 17, 2015, 3:51 PM

Thanks for this information. I need to try it. I have bad painful periods. Right now, I am having a very heavy one that has been painful.