NSAIDs like ibuprofen and others relieve pain by inhibiting COX-2. Now we find Thyme oil not only inhibits COX-2, but beats out ibuprofen in relieving painful menstruation.
Ginger has been the most used traditional medicine throughout the world for thousands of years. The last five years of research confirms its amazing effectiveness for numerous disorders.
Japanese researchers have determined that Lavender essential oil can alleviate premenstrual emotional mood changes, confirming other research (and centuries of clinical use) showing Lavender aromatherapy produces overall calming effects.
Maternity and gynecology researchers have determined that abdominal massage with essential herbal oils will decrease pain and excessive bleeding in menses.