Homeopathy Treatment for menstrual cramps

When menstrual cramps are mentioned, a whole range of differently pronounced symptoms are summarized that can occur before, during, and in some cases even shortly after a woman’s menstruation. The medical term is dysmenorrhea. It is divided into primary and secondary menstrual pain, both showing the same symptoms.

Homeopathic remedies help menstrual cramps gently and without side effects.

One in 10 women suffers from menstrual bleeding that is exceptionally heavy or lasts disproportionately long. The body is weakened by the heavy loss of blood and it is difficult to change tampons or pads frequently in everyday life.

Some women struggle with heavy bleeding right from the start, while for others the problem only develops later in life, for example after childbirth or during the menopause.

Homeopathic remedies can harmonize the menstrual cycle and the bleeding in the case of heavy menstrual bleeding.

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for menstrual cramps that best suits your situation.


if the period starts too late and is rather light, triggered by a flu-like infection or shock.


Frequent, foamy whitening with odor between cycles. The menstrual bleeding is very viscous and dark in consistency.

Dog milk

Knotty breasts when menstrual bleeding starts too early. Bleeding is accompanied by diarrhea, before and after which constipation occurs.


Missing or greatly reduced menstrual bleeding.


Heavy, very dark menstrual bleeding with clot formation, possibly abdominal cramps. Nevertheless, one feels comfortable and relieved.

Royal walnut

The cycle is shortened, the bleeding is dark red and lumpy.

Metallic silver

Lower back pain that spreads to the anterior lower abdomen. Lumpy blood with a manure-like odor.


At the slightest physical exertion, dark spotting appears. During the menstrual period, women suffer from cramping abdominal pain, mainly nocturnal flow of bleeding and morning diarrhea.

Erigeron canadensis

The patients have a tendency to bleeding between periods. The dark blood flows in surges with pauses.


Intermenstrual bleeding with dark and clots of blood.

Painful menstrual period


for cramping abdominal pain before and during periods with heavy, bright red bleeding. Patient has cold feet and a hot head and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen.

Calcium phosphoricum

Menstrual cramps in young girls with back pain and a tendency to breakouts.

Magnesium phosphoricum

sudden, colicky pain that starts before your period and gets worse when the bleeding starts. The pain has a changing character.

Endless wars

The menstrual period is painful and excessive, and also occurs outside of the normal cycle over a longer period of up to two weeks.

Zinc metallicum

The menstrual period starts too early, is heavy and painful.

Magnesium carbonicum

The period comes too early, with long-lasting painful uterine cramps. During the menstrual cycle there are spontaneous abdominal cramps, before the onset of bleeding there is a sore throat and stomach problems.

Dioscorea villosa

Persistent abdominal cramps during the menstrual period.

Lilium tigrinum

Stagnant, lumpy and dark red menstrual bleeding that only gets flowing when you move. Nervous heart problems, chest pains and aching pains in the ovaries occur. The uterus appears to be descending.

Ammi visnaga

Uterine cramps and migraine headache with nausea and dizziness.

Chaste Lamb

Irregular, excessive or very light menstrual periods with painful cramps.


Bleeding starts too early, is lumpy and dark as pitch. Uterine cramps that extend into the stomach, with spontaneous shooting pains in the kidney area.


For toothache and swollen, bleeding gums during the period. The bleeding is painful, the vagiena itches.


During the period, cramps occur that extend from the small of the back to the pubic bone and up into the thighs. The bleeding is excessive and bright red.


Drawing menstrual pains in the area of ​​the ovaries and acrid bloody, sore discharge. The period is irregular.

Asarum europaeum

Menstrual period is three days late or early. Period pains that make it difficult to breathe. Yellow, viscous discharge occurs between the bleedings.


Suitable for patients who suffer from severe cramps during hormone therapy, especially if calf cramps also occur here. The menstrual period is painful, heralded by white flow. If internal fibroids are found. Even with irregular periods.

Magnesium chloratum

Rashes appear on the face during periods. These itch, are round. Before and at the beginning of the menstrual period, one suffers from abdominal cramps, radiating to the back and legs. Bleeding may be irregular (metrorrhagia). The remedy helps with irritability that can occur in the course of menstruation. It is indicated when there is increased white flow prior to the onset of bleeding. The bleeding itself is dark and is heaviest at night. Aggravation of discomfort when walking.


The menstrual period comes prematurely and is particularly painful. One feels tension, pulling and pushing sensations, has the feeling as if the intestines want to empty themselves at the same time. Menopausal women bleed unexpectedly months later.


The menstrual period is irregular and is marked by severe abdominal cramps. The bleeding can be prolonged, but it can also appear very short, sometimes lasting just a day. Little blood that appears almost black and clots. Before and in between whitish or brownish discharge. Also suitable for girls in puberty.

Viburnum opulus

Violent, labor-like abdominal cramps, especially in the region of the ovaries, with severe back pain radiating to the thighs. Bleeding is profuse, comes off in big clots, as if uterus is pushing out, smells bad. Periods often come early or late.

Hemlock virosa

Tearing and drawing pains in coccyx. When the period starts late, body cramps in different locations occur.

Potassium jodatum

Painful twitching and cramps on the right side, increased urge to urinate, especially before the onset of the period. The feeling of being squeezed in the lower abdomen. Very dark, profuse bleeding.

Lac defloratum

Bleeding is late, very light, thin, and either very light or very dark. The delay occurs due to cold hands. It hurts in the region of the left ovary, as if there were a wound there. Burning pain in the lower back and groin that extends into the thighs causing numbness on the outside. Neck and upper back press as if under a heavy load.

Capsella bursa pastoris

The menstrual period starts too early or too late, is excessively heavy or noticeably light. Pain in the breast, uterus and vagiena. Intermenstrual bleeding occurs.


Cramping abdominal pains during menstruation.

Aletris farinosa

Too early and too heavy menstrual bleeding with labor-like abdominal pain. The blood is dark and clots.

Heavy menstrual bleeding


stabbing, shooting pain radiating from lower abdomen and beginning before period. The cycle is irregular with rather heavy bleeding. The patient is restless and tends towards melancholy.

Sodium chloride

painful periods with a rather irregular cycle, often in connection with headaches or back pain. If your period is too early, the bleeding will be heavy, if your period is too late, it will be light. The patient is irritable and depressed.


Irregular periods, which can also be completely absent or associated with very heavy bleeding and cramping pain. The patient feels tightness in the breasts or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. Particularly effective in young women with a late onset of their first period.


bright red, long-lasting bleeding with a tendency to nosebleeds. The cycle can be influenced by strong feelings and become irregular as a result.

Hydrastis canadensis

The menstrual period is irregular and long-lasting. Spontaneous bleeding from fibroids that is independent of the menstrual cycle can occur.

Metallic Iron

The menstrual period is heavy and long-lasting and starts prematurely. Iron deficiency as a result of excessive menstrual bleeding.

China officinalis

Excessive bleeding and major bleeding between periods.

Allium sativum

Hard, painfully swollen breasts and heavy bleeding. Menstrual pains move into the thighs.

Ammonium carbonicum

The menstrual period lasts longer than seven days (menorrhagia), the bleeding is very dark, possibly lumpy. Diarrhea occurs on the first day of your period. Also with irregular and painful periods, especially with pinching abdominal pain and loss of appetite.

Metallic Platinum

Bleeding starts up to two weeks prematurely, accompanied by severe cramps. You scream in pain. Prolonged, heavy menstrual flow with clots of dark blood. Even if you miss your period. Preferred remedy if the symptoms arise due to psychological stress.

Magnesium sulfuricum

Menstrual bleeding starts too early. The blood is black, thick, and flows profusely. During the bleeding, the patients suffer from severe abdominal cramps.

Ustilago maydis

Prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause. Blood contains stringy, dark clots.

Ammonium chloratum

The menstrual period starts too early and is heavier than usual. More blood flows during the night than during the day.

Animal carbon

The bleeding comes too early and lasts for a long time. Afterwards the women are extraordinarily exhausted. They are so weak that they can hardly speak. The bleeding flows only in the morning.

Primary menstrual pain

The most common form of menstrual pain is the primary one, divided into PMS (premenstrual, i.e. before the menstrual period) and the actual menstrual pain, caused by a tightening (contraction) of the uterus.

Typical symptoms are

  • headache,
  • back pain
  • nausea,
  • Vomit,
  • general malaise,
  • Cramps,
  • abdominal pain as well
  • diarrhea.

Causes of primary menstrual pain can e.g. B. be:

  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • unhealthy diet (malnutrition or extreme diets)
  • medication
  • mental stress
  • family inclination

In addition, it is primarily young women and girls who suffer from menstrual pain who had their first menstruation before the age of 12. Very slim girls with a BMI below 20, but also very overweight women have an increased risk of menstrual problems.

Secondary period pains

Although primary menstrual pain is present in most cases, a woman who frequently suffers from menstrual cramps should have a doctor clarify whether there are organic causes or diseases behind it. In this case one speaks of secondary menstrual problems (secondary dysmenorrhea). The following organic causes and diseases can be the underlying cause:

  • endometriosis
  • inflammation
  • Benign enlargement of the muscles of the uterus
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Changes in the position of the uterus (prolapsed uterus)
  • cysts on the ovaries

Treatment of menstrual pain

A treatment for menstrual cramps can

  • medication (painkillers, birth control pills and other hormone preparations) as well as
  • natural medicine (St. John’s wort, lemon balm, chamomile extracts, acupuncture or acupressure), but also through
  • Dietary supplements (nutrients such as iron and magnesium) or an appropriate diet.

Further tips and information on treatment

A warm bath or a warm cherry stone pillow on the stomach or back has a relaxing and pain-relieving effect. A bath that is too hot or too long is beneficial, but it can increase bleeding.

Regular physical exercise, relaxation and avoiding alcohol, coffee and cigarettes can help prevent menstrual cramps.


Leave a Comment