How to Treat Dysmenorrhea with Herbal Remedies ?


Women are the backbone of every family,  a mother, a wife, settlers of the nation and manager of the family earning too. As a wife she played a great role  as a man’s partner, comrade  and  helpmate. She sacrifices her personal aspiration and pleasure, sets the measure of mortality, eases tension, strain & stress of her family by maintaining calmness. Beside taking care of all the household thighs she neglects her health. One such condition faced by her is Dysmenorrhea about which we will discuss in this article along with its ayurvedic management.


Menstruation takes place when the uterus casts its lining one time a month. Some cramping, discomfort and pain during the period of menstruation is normal but excessive pain is not normal as it hampers the daily activities too. Painful menstruation is known as dysmenorrhea which is of two types primary and secondary. Primary occurs without any health condition but the secondary one is associated with some health condition. This is a brief view about Dysmenorrhea, now let’s discuss this condition in detail.



  • 16-91% of women face Dysmenorrhea in their reproductive age.
  • 2-29% women experience severe pain.
  • Women’s parity, age and intake of oral contraceptive pills are inversely related with dysmenorrhea.
  • Stress is considered as one of the major risk factors for Dysmenorrhea.


Dysmenorrhea causes frequent and severe pain and cramps during menstruation. This condition is of two types primary and secondary, let’s have look on both these

  • Primary Dysmenorrhea: This condition occurs first when the menstruation starts and which continues throughout the life. This condition is generally lifelong and can cause frequent and severe menstrual cramping due to abnormal uterine contractions.
  • Secondary Dysmenorrhea: This type of Dysmenorrhea includes some pathological changes behind it such as PIV (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), endometriosis, etc.


This thing is not always realizable to identify the cause behind painful menstruation. Following are some risk factors of dysmenorrhea that one must keep in notice

  • Family history
  • Being under 20 year of age
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Smoking
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Nulliparous woman
  • Reached puberty before 11 years

Secondary Dysmenorrhea occurs due to following underlying medical conditions

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids in uterus
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Adenomyosis
  • Cervical stenosis

Above are some of the causes of Dysmenorrhea, below we are going to discuss the symptoms experienced by a woman with dysmenorrhea.


The following symptoms are commonly experienced by a woman with Dysmenorrhea. However every woman experience different symptoms but among the following

  • Cramping in lower abdomen
  • Low back pain
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain in legs
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Fainting

If any woman is experiencing such symptoms she must visit a doctor for a proper check to evaluate if it is occurring due to any medical condition.


To diagnose Dysmenorrhea the Gynecologist will help in evaluating the medical history and perform a complete pelvic and physical examination. Other tests includes the following

  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy

All the above mentioned diagnostic techniques assists in diagnosing basically the secondary conditions causing the symptoms of Dysmenorrhea.


Dysmenorrhoea as per ayurveda is known as Kashtartava. This condition is tridoshaj which means the vitiation of tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) occurs in this disease). It involves derangement of apana vayu and vyana vayu with that of vitiation of Rasa Dhatu (bodily fluids). Nowadays women are experiencing challenges caused by mithya ahara (wrong diet), mithya vihara (wrong lifestyle), malnutrition and over exertion. All these dietary and lifestyle habits cause vikriti (vitiation) in rutuchakra (menstrual cycle). Ayurveda proposes ritucharya (seasonal recommendations) and dincharya (daily regimen), dietary modulations along with yoga such as asanas, meditation and pranayama on the regular basis to manage the symptoms of Dysmenorrhea. Other than this as the condition is vata predominating, uttarbasti, anuvasana basti, matra basti and garbhashaya bali aushadhi can also be administered. Let us discuss below all these managements in detail.

1. Uttarbasti

This is the process which comes under Panchakarma therapy. So to alleviate vata dosha and to regulate the balance of vata dosha in Kashtartava, herbal decoctions are administered through the vaginal tract. These herbal decoctions contain cleansing and nourishing properties.

2. Anuvasana Basti

This is one of the best treatments for vatavyadhi. As vata dosha is the main cause of dysmenorrhea so we have to balance the vitiated vata dosha for alleviating the symptoms of Dysmenorrhea. This procedure includes administration of medicated oils via guda marga (anal canal). One of the best oils used in this case is Ksheerbala taila.

3. Matra Basti

This is a type of enema in  which less quantity of oils is administered via anal canal. This can be given at any age, any time in any person. So the one who is unable to take Anuvasana basti can take matra basti without worrying about side effects.

4. Garbhashya bali aushadhi (Uterus nourishing herbs

  • Here are various herbs in ayurveda that nourishes and promotes the health of the uterus. These herbs include – ashoka, shatavari, ashwagandha, aloe vera, manjistha, triphala, kanchanar and some others
  • Below we are going to discuss various herbal remedies made up of these uterus nourishing herbs. Let’s have a look!!!!!


Planet Ayurveda is a company which prepares a lot of Ayurvedic remedies. These remedies are available in various forms such as herbal powders, herbal tablets, herbal capsules, herbal juices, jam preparations, etc. These remedies consist of various forms of herbs and minerals in purified form. These formulations are untied of any kind of added preservatives and synthetic materials which makes them free from any kind of side effects if taken under advised dosage. Planet Ayurveda has been working on the aim of Ayurveda for many years. So it effectively manages various health concerns including Dysmenorrhea also. Following are the remedies by Planet Ayurveda which helps in eliminating the symptoms of Dysmenorrhea. Let’s take a view!!!

Herbal Remedies For Dysmenorrhea Herbal Remedies For Dysmenorrhea



Female health support is one of the best formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda while keeping female’s health in mind. This formulation is available in capsule form and consists of standardized extracts of herbs such as ashok (Saraca asoka), lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) and shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). These capsules can be given at any age as it balances tridosha in the body. So in childhood it balances kapha dosha, in elderhood it balances pitta dosha and in old age it balances vata dosha. So Female Health Support effectively nourishes the reproductive system and assists in managing Dysmenorrhea.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Chandraprabha Vati is a Classical Ayurvedic remedy which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the guidance of M.D Ayurveda practitioners. This formulation consists of various ingredients such as mustak (Cyperus rotundus), vidanga (Embelia ribes), vacha (Acorus calamus) and some others. This remedy assists in relaxing the uterine muscles and relieves cramps and spasm too. It consists of analgesic properties which reduces the pain in Dysmenorrhea. By balancing pitta dosha it reduces the excessive bleeding and calms the uterus Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Gyne Kalp as the name suggests is a remedy for gynae patients as well as assists in maintaining gynaecological health. This formulation is prepared by Planet Ayurveda in tablet form which consists of herbs such as Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), ashoka (Saraca asoka) and lodhra (Symplocos racemosa). These tablets nourish the reproductive system as well as detoxify it to prevent health issues related to the particular system. It balances tridosha and maintains hormonal levels which assists in regulating the overall health of the female. Dosage:  2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Ashokarisht is a Classical Ayurvedic remedy in syrup form that has been used since ancient times for alleviating menstruation related problems. This herbal syrup consists of various ingredients such as Ashoka (Saraca asoka), dhataki pushpa (Woodfordia cordifolia), krishna jeeraka (Carum carvi), amla (Emblica officinalis) and some others. This syrup is considered as a magical uterine tonic as it assists in maintaining the uterus health. It helps in easy shredding of the uterine lining through the menstruation, strengthens the uterus, reduces blood clots and assists in managing the cramps and spasms. Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with added equal amount of water


Hakam Churna is a powder formulation by Planet Ayurveda which consists of ingredients such as Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), kalonji (Nigella sativa) and some others. This herbal powder effectively removes the obstruction in the pathway of menstrual bleeding. This formulation assists in maintaining the hormonal levels in females thus prevents various female health issues which may cause Dysmenorrhea. It also eases the cramps and bloating issues during the time period of menstruation. Dosage: ½ tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

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Painful menstruation is known as dysmenorrhea which is of two types primary and secondary. It is of two types – Primary which is from the start of the first menstruation cycle and the secondary which is due to some pathology in the body. Various symptoms experienced by a female while menstruating in Dysmenorrhea are cramps, spasma, pain in lower abdomen, legs and back, excessive or less bleeding, etc. As per Ayurveda this condition is correlated to Kashtartava, kashta means difficult and artava means blood, the difficulty while menstruation is known as kashta artava. For alleviating the symptoms we can take help of matra basti, uttar basti, anuvasana basti and various herbs such as shatavari, ashwagandha, lodhra, ashoka, etc. With such herbs Planet Ayurveda formulates various remedies that assist in managing Dysmenorrhea. So if someone is suffering from the same, start taking these remedies and get your condition alleviated.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit