Herbal remedies for menstrual cramps

Many women suffer from menstrual cramps during their periods caused by an excess of prostaglandins – compounds released from the uterine lining as it prepares to shed. Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for this painful menstrual flow that is often punctuated with cramps. Herbal remedies that prohibit the production of prostaglandins are most beneficial to provide relief during this phase. Let us enumerate some of these natural remedies that help to alleviate these painful period cramps (1).

Herbal Remedies: Bid farewell to period pain tablets!

Herbal remedies have lesser side-effects than the available chemical formula of relieving period cramps. Home remedies for menstrual cramps or herbal remedies to cure menstruation cramps can help some and provide much-needed relief! So why not opt for natural ingredients to heal?


The highly effective anti-inflammatory property of ginger blocks the formation of excessive prostaglandins, thereby providing relief from menstrual cramping and pain. The blood thinning property of this herb also soothes blood clots and facilitates a smooth flow. One can consume ginger slices with hot water or tea or intake 750 mg-2000 mg of ginger powder during the days of menstruation to get adequate relief from the cramps and the pain (2).


Containing Anethole, the anti-spasmic effect of fennel seeds provides immense relief when it comes to painful periods. Put a teaspoonful of fennel seeds in a glass of boiling water. Strain the solution, add honey and drink it for quick relief (1 & 2).

Cinnamon bark

In powder or oil form, the bark of this medicinal tree is an effective home remedy thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties. It is also known to reduce the flow by diverting the blood from the uterus (1).

Bupleurum and Peony Seed

These Chinese herbs alleviate the cramping in the uterine wall as well as have a beneficial effect on the liver. Of course, the liver is crucial in oestrogen (the primary female sex hormone) production and regulation of menstrual cramps (3).

Angelica Root

Referred to as “female ginseng” and the “ultimate herb for women”, Angelica Root is said to have been used to relieve pain from cramping during menses since 588 B.C! Its warming, restorative qualities make it a favourite natural option for women if they are writhing from painful periods (3).


Highly regarded in Chinese natural medicine, bioactive compounds present in Safflower petals unblock the menses, reduces pain, decreases blood clots and facilitates easy flow.


A member of the poppy family, this is another common natural remedy for periods used by women all over the world. The root of Corydalis is very effective in regulating the blood flow and reducing inflammatory pain associated with Dysmenorrhoea (3).

Shubham Pharmachem: Reputed for herbal extracts

Shubham Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd. has attained a strong footing in the pharmaceutical industry for its manufacturing and distribution of herbal extracts. The other array of products in the wide portfolio of this reputed brand include API’s, nutraceutical ingredients and cosmetic ingredients.

Based on its scientific understanding of diseases, the company’s constant endeavour is to continually introduce newer ground-breaking therapies for the benefit of the dynamic healthcare sector. The brand consistently revisits and recalibrates strategies to stay relevant to its stakeholders and customers. Shubham Pharmachem prides itself on producing an array of herbal extracts and remedies to resolve menstrual cramps.

This organisation’s success is also attributed to its innovative services supported by its strong R&D capabilities, a multi-cultural workforce, and a vast network of group companies spread all over the world.

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Shubham Pharmachem’s blog posts have been written with the information gathered from approved medical journals and websites online. Our research and technical team strives to provide relevant information through such articles. We strongly advise readers to not consume or administer any medication without prior consultation with their doctor.


  1. Menstrual Cramp Home Remedies for Natural Relief. [online] Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/menstrual-cramp-remedies#prevention/
  2. Jafari Acupuncture Clinic.Herbs for Menstrual Cramps: Top 10 Herbs for Relieving Period Cramps. [online] Jafari Acupuncture Clinic. Available at: https://www.jafariacupuncture.com/herbs-for-menstrual-cramps-top-10-best-herbs-for-relieving-cramps-during-menstruation/
  3. Herbal Remedies for Severe Menstrual Cramps. [online] anzen.co.in. Available at: https://anzen.co.in/herbal-remedies-for-severe-menstrual-cramps/