Painful menstrual cycle (Dysmenorrhea) – it’s causes and few remedies.

🌿Painful menstrual cycle or periods is very common now a days but it is not normal.

🌿Menstruation is a monthly process in women but in some it become so painful that it interfere in her routine activities even she has to take break from her work, school and other routines.😢

🌿Menstrual pain is of two types

  1. Primary- it is mostly occur occur in adolescent ,there is no other pathology ,it subsides with age.
  2. Secondary- it occur in older age due to some pathology like fibroids, endometriosis,polyps, intrauterine contraceptive device etc.

🌿Menstrual cramps occurs due to dysrhythmic contraction of uterine muscle and insufficiency supply of oxygen to uterus.

🌿Generally it is cured after pregnancy and vaginal delivery.


👉Menstrual pain is dull throbbing pain in lower abdomen radiate to back, waist and inner thighs. It begins few hours before menstruation and continue for few hours or maximum 24 hours.

👉 Along with pain some may have headache, fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea.
👉Secondary type of menstrual pain start 3-5 days prior to cycle and subsides after start of bleeding.

🌿Ayurvedic perspective

👉It is called kastartav in ayurveda it is not mentioned seperately but as symptoms in other gynaecological disorders. It’s main cause is vata aggravation due to diet and lifestyle.🙄


✅It is prevented through following ayurvedic dincharya( daily routine) and ritucharya ( seasonal routine) .

✅Ayurvedic medicines like rajahpravartini vati, dhanwantari gullika, kumaryasava, dashmoolarishtam etc are very effective without side effects but should be used under supervision of doctor.

👉Lifestyle changes-

✅regular exercise,yoga and meditation.

✅Good sleep of 7-8 hours.

✅Avoid smoking and alcohol.

✅Reduce caffeine intake.

✅Eat warm fresh food

✅Whole grain like wheat,rice,oats, Millet and legumes.

✅Leafy vegetables, fruits like plum, grapes,apple, pomegranate etc.

✅Pumpkin seed, flaxseed, sesame seeds and nuts.

✅Include garlic, Ginger, cumin, turmeric,Ajwain in diet.

✅Avoid high fat and sugar food.

✅Avoid salty, cold food,junk food, processed foods and cold drinks.

✅ Follow rajaswala parichariya( care during menstruation) like avoid excessive physical exertion, day sleep,too much talking, heavy food and stress. Be relax, calm and have light food.

🌿Few home Remedies

👉Take ginger and cinnamon tea ( boiled them in water , filter then drink)

👉 Mix equal Ajwain,jeera, Fenugreek powder, 1 tablespoon of this mix take twice daily

👉 Make Ajwain decoction ( boil it in 1 glass of water till water remain 1\4 filter,add jaggery )

👉 Take aloevera juice

👉 Take decoction of black sesame seeds and dry ginger powder.

👉Take 1 tablespoon of Triphala at night.

Use above mentioned remedies 2-3 days before start of period and stop after onset of bleeding or when pain subsides.

🌿Yogasanas like unshtrasana, pavanmukt asan,bhadrasana, vajrasan, pashchimottan asan,katichakrasana ,bhujangasan,and gomukhasana are helpful

🌿Secondary Dysmenorrhoea is cured by treating the underlying cause.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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