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7 Flowers That Help With Cramps

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

It’s that time of the month again. You get your heating pad and some ice cream and prepare for pain.

If you experience painful periods, you are far from alone. In fact, 80% of women experience painful periods, even perfectly healthy women.

For most women, that pain starts in their early teens and last until menopause. Many women are actually diagnosed with dysmenorrhea because of their severe period symptoms.

Luckily, a message has arrived in natural form: Did you know that there are flowers that help with cramps?

Chances are you’ve tried conventional pain control methods for your period pain. These pills often come as a combination of several medications, more than you want or need. These medications also usually come with side effects that can make things even worse.

Fortunately, there are natural ways to relieve menstrual cycle issues, including the use of herbal remedies. Keep reading to learn more about seven different flowers that can help with your painful and irregular periods. 

1. Lavender

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

Lavender is a classic essential oil choice because of its many benefits. It can help relieve anxiety and ease the pain of migraines.

But did you know it can also help with period pain? This study by Tehran University of Medical Services found that lavender oil used for aromatherapy had many benefits for those with painful period cramps.

Specifically, it works by reducing those painful contractions in your uterus. Next time your period is causing you pain, consider diffusing some lavender oil. 

2. Yarrow

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

Yarrow is recommended as a supplement for women who experience heavy periods or have uterine fibroids.

Consuming yarrow is a natural and nutritional way to slow your uterine bleeding. By doing this, it helps make your period more tolerable and more comfortable.

It comes in liquid form with a dropper and is most commonly consumed orally. Yarrow is also used for stomach issues, which for many women come along with their monthly cycle.

3. Fresh Parsley

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

Did you know that you can use herbs to start your period? Parsley is a natural herb that is known for its ability to kick start your menstrual cycle.

If your period is late and it’s not because you’re pregnant, taking some parsley can help get things going. It works by softening your cervix and helping it open to release your period.

So how do you consume this magical herb? First, boil some water and then pour it into a cup. Put your fresh parsley into your tea steeper and allow it to steep.

Alternatively, you can boil some water and place the parsley directly into it and allow it so steep. 

4. Evening Primrose

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

If you suffer from unbearable PMS symptoms, evening primrose is the herb for you.

You’ll want to take it as a supplement by consuming it in oil form. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose plant.

The oil contains gamma-linolenic acid or GLA. This component is known for being a potent anti-inflammatory.

Evening primrose oil is also known for reducing the severity of mood swings and bloating.

It contains omega-6 essential fatty acids. These, as well as GLA, are important components of myelin, which is the protective coating found around your nerve fibers as well as the neuronal cell membrane. 

5. Bushilla

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

In addition to all these delicate plants, we recommend Bushilla. Bushilla is a flower essence that is known for its ability to help with feminine issues and reproduction. A flower essence is a liquid extract from the flower that often comes in the form of a dropper.

Usually, you consume the liquid orally.

Bushilla is great for creating a balance between the mind and body. This makes you feel more grounded and balanced yourself. Consequently, it helps keep your cycle in a rhythm. 

6. Raspberry Leaf

7 Flowers That Help With Cramps | Naturopathic Dr

Next up on our list is Raspberry leaf. The foliage works wonders as a supplement for those painful period cramps. It also helps with uneven blood flow and therefore irregular periods.

How does it work, you ask? By smoothing out any hormonal imbalances, which are usually responsible for these problems with your cycle.

There are a couple of ways to consume raspberry leaf. You can either purchase it directly as a tea or you can purchase just the leaf and make your own tea.

If you opt for plain raspberry leaf tea, you’ll want to add some honey to make the drink a little sweeter. You’ll also find tea blends that contain raspberry leaf among other herbs. 

7. Chaste Tree

Lastly on our list is the chaste tree. This supplement has been used to reduce the symptoms of PMS as well as helping with endometriosis.

It also has properties that help to regulate your menstrual cycle. If you’re trying to get pregnant, consider using a chaste tree.

Aforementioned the lovely chaste tree is also good for preventing miscarriages. It’s believed to work by supporting hormonal balance, especially progesterone.

It’s usually taken in capsule form. 

Learn More About Flowers That Help With Cramps

If you suffer from painful or irregular periods, you should consider trying one or more of these flowers that help with cramps. These natural herbal remedies can bring about relief for even your most severe period issues without the nasty side effects that often come with conventional period pain control.

Of course, we recommend consulting a naturopathic doctor before starting any new supplements. That way you can sit down and discuss your options to help you decide which of these or other herbal supplements is best for your individual circumstances.  

Contact us today to set up an appointment. You don’t have to suffer from period cramps and other menstrual issues. We can help make your next period more bearable. 

About The Author:

Dr. Karen Threlkel, Naturopathic Physician, Washington DC

Dr. Karen Threlkel, Naturopathic Physician, Washington DC

Dr. Threlkel received her degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from The National College for Naturopathic Medicine (now called The National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Maryland. She is licensed in Naturopathic Medicine by the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health. Dr. Threlkel is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, past president & current member of the Washington DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

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