10. Chinese Herbs
China is arguably the world’s oldest medical system with herbal remedies dating back to the 3rd century. The effectiveness of the Chinese herbs has made them popular, explaining its widespread adoption by patients in both formal and informal settings. Reportedly, nearly 20-25% of women experiencing severe menstrual cramps do not get conventional treatment, and among other home remedies.
Chinese herbal medicine has proven to be helpful to this group of individuals. The medication effectively relieves pain and reduces the overall symptoms of period pains. The major components of Chinese herbs and are known to dilate the blood vessels and relax the muscles of the uterus thus relieving the gruesome pains of menstrual cramps.
Among the most common Chinese herbs used to deal with menstrual cramps include Dong Gui- an herb used to regulate the menstrual cycle and ease menstrual cramps among other medicinal uses. Other people may find the Chuan Xiong- a medicinal herb used to treat pain- effective in dealing with cramps. There is also Bai Shao, Yi Mu Cao, and the Yan Hu Suo among dozens of other popular Chinese herbs.