Irregularities in the menstrual cycle can be caused by different factors and create different problems. Any persistent problems should be shared with a medical professional but some menstrual disorders are commonly and effectively dealt with with herbal remedies. Painful periods, dysmenorrhoea, can be helped with a calming infusion such as Chamomile or Lemon Balm, or a decoction of Valerian root for more painful cramping.
Agnus Castus, also called vitex, chaste tree or monk’s pepper, has been used since the Romans for relief of menstrual problems. It has been shown to regulate hormones and is a popular choice to calm anxiety and mood changes caused by PMS while offering relief of pain and discomfort associated with menstruation.