Homeopathic remedies for menstrual cramps
The most useful homeopathic remedies for menstrual cramps are listed below by their latin name followed by their common name and the author of the official materia medica from which the information on their indicated uses was derived.
Cactus Grandiflorus: (Boericke's) (Night-blooming Cereus) Constriction in uterine region and ovaries. Pulsating pain in uterus and ovaries. Painful spasms in vagina. Melancholy. Anxiety. Congestive headaches. Blood-vessels to head distended. Feels as if head were compressed in a vice.
Caulophyllum Thalictroides: (Clarke's) (Blue Cohosh) Centers its action on the female organs with great toning results. Acts on the muscular tissue of the uterus to prevent spasms or cramps. For spasmodic and severe pain. Needle like pain in cervix. For profuse menses.
Chamomilla: (Boericke's) (Chamomile) For the relief of oversensitiveness, irritability and excruciating pain. Patient is intolerant of pain. Nipples inflamed and tender to touch.. Provides relief from moodiness, impatience, intolerance of being spoken to or interrupted, always complaining, spiteful, snappish and sensitivity to every pain.
Cimicifuga Racemosa: (Boericke's) (Black Cohosh) Most effective in reducing pain in ovarian region, backache, nervousness and irregularity. Menses profuse, dark, coagulated, offensive with backache. Great for migraines.
Colocynthis: (Boericke's) (Bitter Cucumber) Provides relief of heavy menstruation, severe pain and pressure in abdomen. For relief of boring pain in ovaries. Wants abdomen supported by pressure. Relieves bearing down cramps causing to bend double. For relief of extreme irritableness and anger with indignation.
Boericke's) (Ipecac) Effectively relieves nausea and profuse, bright, gushing of menses. Menses too early and too profuse. Relieves the mind of irritability and holding everything in contempt.
Magnesia Phosphorica: (Boericke's) (Magnesium Phosphate) A powerful remedy for cramping of muscles with radiating pains. Relieves bloated full sensation in abdomen. Relieves ovarian pain. For general muscular weakness. For inability to think clearly.
Sepia: (Boericke's) (Cuttle Fish) One of the most important uterine remedies. Greatly influences menses that are too late, scanty, irregular or early and profuse. Useful for vaginal stitching pains. For relief of pains extending into back. Relieves feeling of indifference to loved ones, irritability and easily offended.
Viburnum Opulus: (Clarke's) (Highbush Cranberry) A specific remedy for nervousness, irritability, confusion with inability to perform mental labor. Significantly relieves congestive feeling with heavy bearing-down pains in pelvic region and thighs.
Xanthoxylum Fraxineum: (Boericke's) (Northern Prickly Ash) Acts most effectively on the nervous system and mucous membranes. Relieves nervous headaches. Useful for indigestion from over-eating or from too much fluid.