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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Menstrual Pain

Updated on December 9, 2012


Dang Gui or female ginseng :  best Chinese herbal medicine for menstrual pain

  • Chinese medicine are proven by history to be effective in curing diseases. Herbalism or resorting to herbal products to medicate is practiced by people mainly in Asia, Africa and in most parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of people in the world still relies on traditional medicine or natural alternative medicine in curing diseases. minor as well as major diseases. Chinese medicine is an example of traditional medicine which uses herbalism (the use of herbal plant) to medicate illnesses. Aside from herbalism, they also use acupressure or acupuncture for treating diseases. The topic of this article is to discuss in brief the menstrual cycle, and explain about the Chinese herbal medicine “dang gui” or female ginseng as cure for menstrual pain. Instead of resorting to buy commercial drugs, Chinese herbal medicine is the best preferred to cure menstrual pain.
  • Growing up in an Asian country I was blessed to be able to peruse herbal remedies and Chinese medicine. It is readily available and it is effective as it is tested by more than two thousand years of perusing it by our ancestors. I remember my mother will always let me drink female ginseng or Dang gui for menstrual pain. It is the best Chinese medicine to regulate hormones to avoid pain during menstruation.


Woman having dysmenorrheal pains
Woman having dysmenorrheal pains
Womens menstrual cycle
Womens menstrual cycle


The Menstrual cycle

Women in their reproductive years have their menstrual cycle usually once a month for normal women and according to literature more than half of women suffer from menstrual or menstrual pain during menstruation. The pain is usually stronger before the onset of blood flows. The availability of Chinese herbal medicine to cure menstrual pain has been practice by women for centuries.

  • Every month, a woman normally have a menstrual cycle and they menstruate ---- it is called the shedding of the uterine lining. This occurs in women of reproductive ages usually form 15 to 49 years old. It is part of what we call menstrual cycle -- bleeding from the uterus to the vagina and this usually last two to three days for most women, but until seven days is still normal. The average blood loss during menstruation is 35 millilitres with 10-80 mL considered normal and many women also notice shedding of the endometrium lining that appears as tissue mixed with the blood.

Menstrual pains

  • Most women experience menstrual pains during menstruation. This is annoying at times and it varies from one woman to another. It is caused by uterine contraction similar to the pains experienced during miscarriage. It is caused largely caused largely by the contractions of the uterine muscle as it expels the endometrial blood from the woman's body


Dang gui for dysmenorrheal pain
Dang gui for dysmenorrheal pain
Dang gui plant - best for hormonal balance maintenance among women - dysmenorrheal pain
Dang gui plant - best for hormonal balance maintenance among women - dysmenorrheal pain


The Benefits of Chinese herbal medicine Dang gui to Cure Menstrual Pain

  • The best way to cure menstrual pain is to take Chinese herbal medicine Dang Gui which is also called female ginseng -- it is an “aromatic herb that grows in China, Japan and Korea and it is used to regulate the menstrual cycle and to treat menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal changes -- The effect of the herb in treating menstrual cramps is explained by the compounds that help relax the muscle tissue and relieves pain.
  • Dang Gui also stimulates the central nervous system, which can remedy menstrual weakness and headaches.

Other benefits of Dang Gui is that it also also helps treat the heart, spleen, liver and kidneys that help both men and women.

How to use Dang Gui

  • “Using Chinese herbal medicine Dang Gui regularly relieves menstrual cramps, prevents the symptoms of menopause and PMS, corrects hormone imbalance and acts as a general tonic for the female reproductive system”. “There isn’t a certain amount of dosage for Dang Gui but in Chinese medicine Dang Gui is made in a special way- it is boiled or soaked in wine, then the liquid is taken orally while the root is being removed”.
  • The use of this herb is mostly found in tea, herbal preparations, capsules and extracts. It usually comes in tablet, liquid extract and raw root forms. The best use of Dang Gui to provide long term relief from menopausal syndromes is to take it regularly for 8 to 12 weeks at a time”.

Other natural ways to ease menstrual pains aside from using Chinese herbal medicine Dang gui

  1. Always exercise on a regular basis
  2. Eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and foods rich in Calcium. Warm milk helps if you drink it regularly
  3. Drink plenty of water everyday
  4. If you are experiencing menstrual pain, put a warm water pack in your stomach
  5. Don't drink medicine for menstrual pain as it is addictive
  6. Find a position in the bed which will ease the pain, sometimes women lie face down buttocks up.
  7. Rest and get plenty of sleep


Plus don't forget to take the Dang gui or female ginseng regularly. I hope this article helps you.  Thank you.



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    • alexandriaruthk profile image

      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      thank you appam,

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      appam 8 years ago from India

      Ever so many females are suffering from this menace. Some of them even curse their fate for having thaken birth as females. This process I mean the menstural cycle is unavoidable and let the women folk grab this point and spread among them to avoid a night mare. women folk should take initiative to spread the mesage faster than a viral flue and derive the benefit. Congratulation for the hubber.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice information. Woman must read this hub. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Ann Nonymous 8 years ago from Virginia

      I never knew of this...Goodbye Midol!!! Thanks for this great hub, alexandria!