Dysmenorrhea Causes, Symptoms, And Herbal Treatment


Painful periods are very common. The pain varies in intensity from each body and Prakriti of the women. But in some women, the periods are extremely painful and sometimes have a pain intensity beyond tolerance power. This painful menstruation along with other symptoms is a disorder termed Dysmenorrhea. Without any doubt, we can say that Women endure their illnesses with great fortitude. We will discuss its symptoms and may find a route to deal with this painful condition with Ayurvedic herbs.



Dysmenorrhea is defined as painful menstruation. Pain occurs due to uterine contractions that begin one or two days before the periods and may be precise when bleeding starts. The intensity of pain varies from mild to severe. Dysmenorrhea may primarily exist from menarche or begin later in life at any age due to many conditions. The primary cause of Dysmenorrhea is physiological and refers to recurrent pain while Secondary Dysmenorrhea occurs due to pathological abnormalities in the reproductive system.

Ayurvedic Aspect

“Kasht Artav” is described as painful menstruation in women that can be correlated to Dysmenorrhea. It is a symptom of various diseases. According to acharya Charak, the cause for Kasht Artav is an aggravation of Vata dosha in combination with pitta and Kapha dosha. The Vata dosha handles pain and the other two doshas are responsible for other associated symptoms. The Apan Vayu disturbance directly impacts the lower body of the women as its main function is maintaining proper pelvic floor functioning.

Normal discharge of menstrual blood from Yoni (vagina) occurs through two dhamni’s (arteries) under the influence of ‘Apan Vayu’. Any disturbance in yoni aakriti, dhamni and apan vayu will hinder this normal cycle of menstruation. The aggravation of Vata and disturbance in Apan Vayu leads to painful menstruation.


The primary cause for Dysmenorrhea is strong uterine contractions that are due to

  • Hormonal imbalance during that period
  • Low oxygen levels
  • Secondary causes may include-
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Adenomyosis
  • Cervical stenosis

Causes of Dysmenorrhea in Ayurveda

  • Aggravation of Vata dosha (Apan Vayu) due to-
  • Unhealthy diet during menstruation
  • An improper lifestyle that disbalance doshas and hormones


Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea may include

  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Lower back region pain
  • Cramps in the lower body
  • Feeling of pressure down there
  • Pain radiates to hips, thighs, lower back
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Fainting


The unusual painful menstruation is diagnosed with

  • Pelvic examination with a speculum
  • Ultrasound
  • Laparoscopy


The medications for Dysmenorrhea are

  • Painkillers
  • NSAIDs
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Oral contraceptives- These medications tend to have less menstrual pain
  • Symptomatic treatment in Secondary Dysmenorrhea

Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurvedic treatment modalities for Dysmenorrhea include

Yoga Asanas

Certain yoga poses before periods help relieve pain and ease the flow of blood in mensuration. The yoga asanas useful in Kasht Artav are Bhadrasana, titliasna, gomukhasana, vajrasana and many more.

Diet Modification

Vata vardhak and Virudh aahar is strictly prohibited in women with Dysmenorrhea. Other diet products are included on the basis of individual Prakriti and the severity of the symptoms.


Uttar Basti is specifically used for the degeneration of Vata dosha. It is practiced only by an Ayurveda expert to avoid any sort of complication.


Massaging the lower body with warm medicated oil helps calm Vata dosha. It also helps remove the blockage of Strotas and provides nutrition and strength to uterine muscles.

Herbal Remedies for Dysmenorrhea by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified ayurvedic company that prepares natural medicines using authentic ways. The herbal medicines prepared by the company are prescribed worldwide for the treatment of many disorders. These medicines are 100% pure without any side effects. Also while formulating these remedies, experts take care of not adding any sort of chemical. The preparation of medicines is purely based on ayurvedic principles and strictly follows government guidelines. The following medications are reliable and are prescribed for the management of  Dysmenorrhea

Products List

  1. Female Health Support
  2. Chandraprabha Vati
  3. Gyne Kalp
  4. Ashokarisht
  5. Hakam Churna

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Products Description

1. Female Health Support

This herbal preparation is to maintain the overall health of women. It contains three herbs namely, Ashoka (Saracaindica), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), and Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). These herbs synergistically control aggravated Vata dosha along with Pitta dosha.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily.

2. Chandraprabha Vati

These herbal tablets contain standard extracts of Shilajit (Asphaltum), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Chavya (Piper chaba), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Dalchini (Cinnamomum tamala), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. Along with their anti-infective properties these tablets control hot flushes, heavy bleeding, and feeling of irritation during menstruation.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily

3. Gyne Kalp

These tablets are prepared with extracts of Ashoka (Saraca indica), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), and Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). They strengthen the female reproductive system and keep normal levels of hormones in the body by balancing the three doshas. They increase the overall health of the females.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Ashokarisht

The arisht is prepared with herbs such as Ashoka (Sara asoca), Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Shvet chandan (Santalum album), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Utpala (Nymphaea stellata), etc. The Ashokarishta is indicated in female hormonal problems that cause problems in the menstruation cycle, leucorrhea, and polycystic ovarian disease. It is also indicated in menstrual cramps.

Dosage- Take 2 teaspoons  twice daily.

5. Hakam Churna

This Rasayana churna is prepared from Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). This churna balances tridoshas in the body and is very effective in all painful and stiffness disorders. It will reduce swelling and relieve the symptoms of pain, discomfort, and weakness during the periods.

Dosage- Take half a teaspoon of churna twice daily.

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The pain felt before and during the menstruation varies from mild to severe. The severe pain with muscle cramps can be reduced to mild and normal with ayurvedic herbs. These holistic herbs will not hinder the natural origin and flow of your menstrual blood and hormones. These all medicines are safe to use by all women under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor. For more queries visit us at www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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