Although the yarrow plant originated in Asia and Europe, it has since been introduced to North America and now grows wild in various areas where it blooms in late June all the way through September. The yarrow plant is typically harvested and brewed into a helpful herbal tea that can be used in a variety of situations. Among the uses that yarrow tea has been noted for, this herbal brew has also been noted for its potential in possibly offering mild relief for the symptoms and aches that come with menstrual cramps.*
Those who are familiar with menstrual cramps recognize them as the pains that are experienced in the abdomen and pelvic regions of the body. These cramping pains can vary depending on the person and range between being mild to severe feelings of pain. These cramps are caused by contractions that occur when the lining of the uterus is shed in the female body, something that typically occurs once a month. Sometimes, other symptoms are brought along with menstrual cramps such as headaches, nausea, constipation, and diarrhea. Although menstrual cramps do not usually require treatment, some more severe cases may require that you consult with a physician in order to determine if any medicines may be necessary.
It has been said that drinking yarrow tea may be able to ease some of the effects of menstrual cramps due to its ability to help support and encourage circulation.* Additionally, it may help to reduce feelings of cramping and bloating, and it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties may be useful for this particular issue as well.* It is strongly advised to consult with a doctor prior to drinking yarrow tea if you are pregnant, nursing, or currently prescribed to any medications to avoid any unnecessary interactions.