Menstrual Cramps

Oils & Blends:  Clary Sage

Suggested protocols:

Note: Menstrual problems, for some, may include not only cramps of the uterine muscles but other discomforts such as headaches, constipation, backaches, bloating. These are discussed on other pages and can be consulted directly.

Long Term Preventative Measures

•  Hormone Grounding Blend – Oils and helps to balance hormones should be considered.   (or simplified consider Monthly Blend for Women, Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex, Clary Sage)

Symptom Relief

Painful periods/cramps – Here are protocols that were very helpful to other folks:

Oils & Blends:  Clary Sage, Cypress, Soothing Blend, Tension Blend, Peppermint, Phytoestrogen Complex, Rosemary, Solace

Also consider: Basil, Geranium, Sandalwood

• Apply 2 – 4 drops of Solace or Clary Sage/Cypress topically to the abdomen.  Use a warm compress on abdomen after applying oils.

• Take 8 -12 drops of Sandalwood internally in a capsule at the outset.  On the second day take 6 – 8 drops of Sandalwood in a capsule.

• Also consider Basil, Clary Sage, Soothing Blend, Geranium or Peppermint applied topically to lower abdomen or lower back. For additional help cup & inhale and use a warm compress after applying oils.

Heavy bleeding – the suggestion above of LLV and Hormone Balnce are very important.  Other suggestions include:

Oils & Blends:  ClarySage, Monthly Blend for Women, Cypress, DDR Prime, Frankincense, Rose

Also consider: Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Metabolic Blend

• Clary Sage, Cypress, and interestingly enough Metabolic Blend blend topically applied to the lower abdomen are reported to have helped.

• Also found to help is consistent use of LLV supplements and DDR Prime (2 capsules) along with 2 – 3 drops of Frankincense under the tongue daily.

• This may be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Go directly to this link for more information.

Irregular periods –

Oils & Blends:  Clary Sage, Monthly Blend for Women, Fennel, Peppermint, Rosemary

Also consider: Lavender, Melissa, Rose

• The oils above are all suggested as helpful by both early and contemporary experts. Fennel is one oil recommended more highly than the others.

• This may also be a symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  Go directly to this link for more information.

• Remember that heavy exercise (athletes) can cause irregular periods.

 Absence of periods –

Oils & Blends:  Basil, Clary Sage, Monthly Blend for Women, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile

Also consider: Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

• The oils above are all suggested as helpful by both early and contemporary experts. Consider cup & inhale and/or use a warm compress after applying oils topically to the abdomen.

• Also consider the information from Dr. Hill and protocols on Hormone Balance for help.

The normal menstrual period varies significantly from individual to individual.  Some perfectly regular, some unpredictable; some 3 days, some 6 or 7 days; some light, some heavy.  Menstrual problems vary as well.  The more common complaints are:

•  Cramps or painful periods (dysmenorrhea) are light to severe pain in the lower abdomen.  In young women before child bearing these may occur with no underlying cause and they tend to become milder with age or disappear after giving birth.  For others there may be underlying reasons for cramps and pain such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids and addressing these issues can relieve this monthly discomfort.

•  Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) either from heavy flow or prolonged bleeding can be severe enough for discomfort and in some cases limiting normal activity.  Some  experience heavier than normal bleeding in the premenopausal years (average menopause is 51 years).

Other menstrual conditions related to missed periods or lack of periods.

•  Oligomenorrhea is the term used to describe infrequent periods.  If a woman has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), caused by hormonal imbalance,  this is one of the symptoms that may be manifested.

•  Amenorrhea is the term used to describe the absence of menstrual periods.  If a young woman does not have periods by age 16 or an older woman stops having periods before menopause and without pregnancy it is considered amenorrhea.  This may also be a symptom of PCOS or another cause is extreme exercise.  For female athletes or those very physically active females hormone production may be altered resulting in exercise-induced amenorrhea.

Health issues that may be associated with menstrual problems are:

•  PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) – a hormone imbalance already mentioned

•  Uterine Fibroids – Fibrous non-cancerous tumors, within or on the walls of the uterus

•  Endometriosis – Edometrium tissue that normally lines the uterus can grow outside of the uterus (on ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a variety of locations) and respond to the menstrual cycle building up monthly and discharging blood with associated pain and discomfort.

•  POF (premature ovarian failure) – when ovaries stop their normal functioning in women under 40.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.