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Thyme Oil Eases Menstrual Cramps!

Author: Toni H.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 05-16-2019
Views: 3,274
Word Count: 219
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11356-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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I suffered for YEARS from the pain of menstrual cramps. Sadly, I used Ibuprofin way more often than I would consider safe use, just to find relief. How I wish knowledge of essential oils for menstrual cycle support had been "a thing" back then.

Fast forward to current times. My 16 year old daughter ALSO sadly experiences heavy, painful periods. I began to heavily research the use of essential oils for this purpose, and together, we came up with a regimen:

Thyme oil has been an incredible blessing to her. Application: 2 drops Thyme oil in 2 drops a carrier oil, rubbed over the abdomen until fully absorbed, twice a day. She begins 7 days before the onset of her period, and continues the first 2-3 days of it. We have not had to adjust this regimen.

She was thankful to notice results in the very first month, where her cramping decreased significantly, to the point that she was not asking for Advil as soon as her cycle began. The effects are reported, via studies and natural health practitioners, to be cumulative, and her relief support has grown with continued use.

Once she gets through the first few days of her period, she ceases use and resumes the week before her next period.

We are both so thankful for natural support!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,menstrual-cramps — "The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."Link
2.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,menstrual-cramps — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
3.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period,menstrual-cramps — "[T]he level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the aromatherapy group than in the placebo group. These results suggest that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Aromatherapy can be provided as a nonpharmacological pain relief measure and as a part of nursing care given to girls suffering of dysmenorrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding."Link
4.Associated topics: menstruation-/-period — “The main constituent of the essential oils of Fennel and anise, anethole, has been considered to be the active estrogenic agent... [and has] been reputed to...increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth, alleviate the symptoms of the male climacteric, and increase libido."Link

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