Many women complain of menstrual cramps and increased bleeding This is not my field but I am always looking for a new botanical that might help Recently published in the American Botanical Council HerbalGram was an article , Re: Cinnamon Supplementation Lessens the Severity of Menstrual Pain

Jahangirifar M, Taebi M, Dolatian M. The effect of cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. November 2018;33:56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.08.001.

Primary dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, can disrupt a woman's daily activities. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to control the symptoms of dysmenorrhea; however, they can produce adverse effects when used over a long period of time. Several medicinal plants have been shown to benefit dysmenorrhea. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Lauraceae) bark, which has antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, is used to treat indigestion, abdominal cramps, intestinal spasms, and nausea, among other issues. These authors conducted a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial to investigate the effects of cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea.

Concluding that cinnamon significantly reduced the severity of menstrual pain, the authors recommend the use of cinnamon in women with primary dysmenorrhea. They note that studies directly comparing cinnamon to drugs used for dysmenorrhea would also be of interest.

Reposted from the ABC HerbalGram Join the ABC 5/31/19

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