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by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 21, 2023


Dysmenorrhea is a medical condition in which pain associated with menstruation. This condition happens because your uterus contracts to shed its lining. It may be primary or secondary. In primary dysmenorrhea occurs with recurrent pain with no identifiable cause. Secondary dysmenorrhea occurs results from conditions like endometriosis. Mild to moderate menstrual cramping is normal, but in some people severe pain occurs during their period that interferes with their daily activities and prevents them from doing things they enjoy.

What is the cause of Dysmenorrhea?

Menstrual cramps can be caused by-

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Cervical stenosis

During your menstrual period your uterus contracts to help expel its lining, hormones like substances involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. High levels of prostaglandins associated with more severe menstrual cramps.

Symptoms of menstrual cramp-

  • Dull continuous ache
  • Pain that radiates to your back and thighs
  • Throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen that can be intense
  • Pain starts 1 to 3 days before your period peaks 24 hours after the onset of your period and subsides in 2 to 3 days
  • Other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headaches, loose stools

Risk Factors –

You might be at risk of menstrual cramps if –

  • You started puberty early at age 11 or younger
  • You are younger than age 30
  • You bleed heavily during periods
  • You have irregular menstrual bleeding
  • You have a family history of menstrual cramps
  • Smoking


  • Exercise regularly
  • Use heat
  • Try dietary supplements
  • Reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep and rest

Management of Dysmenorrhea according to Ayurveda-

In Ayurveda Dysmenorrhea is classified as a Kashtartava .This condition occurs due to the aggravation of vata and pitta dosha. Vata dosha is governs the movement of menstrual blood out of the body and Apana vata is a vata that moves downward and out of the pelvic floor.

  • Panchkarma thearpies are beneficial for the acute and chronic menstrual pain-
  • Abhyanaga
  • Vasti
  • Uttar basti


Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea:

1. Detox Premium powder
Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body, balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, and improves overall health of women etc.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps that are associated with the amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea. It helps to boost up the immunity
Recommended dosage:Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.

3. Panchsakar Churna
Panchsakar Churna is an herbal preparation containing five ingredients such as shunthi, haritaki, pippali, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. The use of this herbal churna deals with sudden abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, etc. It helps in overall detoxification of the body.
Recommended dosage:Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime

4. Women power plus tablet
Woman power plus tablet is a complete natural health supplement for women which is best for female health and vital energy. It helps to build up the immunity. This is a pure herbo mineral product of the best quality herbs. It works well in the reproductive system and other health-related disorders. This tablet contains ingredients like Rajah pravarthini vati, Femine care tablet, Shatavar extract, Ashoka chall extract   Ashwagandha extract, Giloy extract, Anantmool extract, Chandan Safed powder, Kukkutandwaka bhasam, Jeera extract, Safed musli extract, Shiviling extract, Dhatphool extract, Palash phool extract, Brahmi extract, Jatamansi extract, etc. These herbs have the potential to improve female health.
Recommended Dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily.

5. Stress care tablet
Stress care tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance. Maintain stress level, Provide strength to the nervous system, Works in anxiety, loneliness, insomnia, sleep, Negative emotions, Enhance concentration in studies and other work, Memory loss.
Recommended Dosage:Take one tablet twice daily.

6. Femine care tablet
Femine care tablet is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti inflamatory and immuno modulater properties. These tablet contains ingredients like Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera), Muramakki (Commiphora myrah), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Hara Kasis. These tablets are beneficial for PCOD, Bulky uterus, Endometriosis, irregular menses, uterine fibroids and improvs general health of females.
Recommended Dosage:Take one tablet twice daily.

Herbs –

  • Shatavari
  • Ashokaristham
  • Kumaryasava

Yoga asana-

  • Balasana
  • Baddha konasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Viparita