Of the mentioned herbal medicines, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Cramp Bark
, Ergot and Golden Seal were frequently mentioned.
Women have used herbs to help with menstrual discomfort for hundreds of thousands of years, many of these herbs having received their name for their healing abilities, for example cramp bark
Consider/ A combination herbal/nutrient product Cramp Bark
Extra (Vitanica); 2 capsules every 3 hours during pain days (contains magnesium, calcium, B6, niacin, E, C, valerian, black cohosh, ginger, rutin)
can help with cramp and willow bark herb can ease pain.
Depending on the symptoms presented, I may also suggest angelica root, ginger, cramp bark
, charcoal or probiotics.
Effective methods of CAM include altering one's diet, and utilizing herbal supplements such as Cramp Bark
, Ginkgo biloba, and Chaste Tree extract.
Heat some water and steep one tablespoon each of cramp bark
and red raspberry leaf with one teaspoon of grated ginger.
Try a herbal menstrual formula containing blessed thistle, squaw vine and barberry, and cramp bark
- which all help to cleanse the reproductive organs and balance hormones.