Cramp Support Blend
Research shows traditional herbal medicine to be especially effective for common menstrual complaints. An industry leading Cochrane Systematic Review of 39 randomized control trials, including more than 3,400 women found that herbal formulas like ours were almost twice as effective for treating menstrual pain as pharmaceutical treatments like over the counter painkillers or birth control pills, all without significant adverse effects. Formulas like ours outperformed other natural treatments like acupuncture or using heating pads. If you’ve had period pain, you’ve probably tried NSAIDs — they include aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and mefenamic acid — as the most common treatment for period pain, they’re somewhere between 45% and 53% effective. However, a recent review of NSAID use for dysmenorrhea (painful periods) concluded that “women using them need to be aware of the substantial risk of adverse effects.” Common adverse effects of NSAIDs include: stomach problems (bleeding, ulcer, upset stomach), high blood pressure, fluid retention and swelling, kidney problems, heart problems, and rashes. Brazen’s formulas are the result of years of clinical practice by board-certified herbalists. Our formulas are based on traditional blends, where herbs are chosen to work synergistically. In addition to herbs above that have been research validated to address menstrual cramping, our proprietary blend includes the following herbs that were carefully chosen to potentiate and harmonize the overall formula.
- Motherwort has an antispasmodic and relaxing effect on the uterus. It also reduces tension, anxiety, irritability before and during the period.
- Lindera root is traditionally used in treating pain in the low abdomen, and is considered especially good for menstrual pain. It is commonly used to reduce bleeding.
- Nutgrass rhizome and lindera root are frequently used together and complement each other’s effect. Nutgrass rhizome has analgesic and sedative, and uterine relaxant effects.
- Costus root was chosen for this formula as it improves the digestibility and helps harmonize the formula as a whole. It is traditionally used to treat digestive disorders associated with menstruation, including bloating, abdominal fullness, pain, poor appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Himalayan teasel root is traditionally indicated for controlling irregular uterine bleeding.