Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Bamagirl (Al) on 10/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 45 yrs old at the time of this review. My menstral cramps had become unbearable - even to the point of me not being able to walk or stand. I found this site and just happened to have Evening Primrose Oil on hand in 1300 mg capsules. Immediately I took two. Within 30 minutes I was able to stand and walk normally. After an hour, the cramps had nearly disappeared. I've been using Evening Primrose Oil for 6 months now and discovered if I take two caps daily, then increase to 4-6 during my period, the cramps are diminished greatly. They still happen, but I am able to function. I found the more capsules I take in a day during cramps, the better it works. I will not go without them now. Thanks Earth Clinic for the recommendation! It works! :)


Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Healthy121314 (Dayton, Ohio) on 12/26/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I had menstrual cramps from the age of 14-26. I was told by my OB/GYN that I needed birth control to balance my body and stop the cramping. Well, Midway through year/age 26 I met my, now, husband. He shared with me primrose, as it was a supplement that he sold. Told me that I should try it.

I started taking it two weeks prior to the start of my cycle. I would take one a day (supplemental pill form). Before taking the supplements, I had the worse cramps. I would throw up. I would black out from pain. I would even have diarrhea (spelling?). Well, that first month I took it, I still had a tinge of a cramp but nothing as severe as I had previously, no diarrhea, no blackouts, and no vomiting.

Thereafter I took them once a day, one week prior, then two days before my cycle began I would take 4 (it allows up to 4 a day). MIRACLE, no feelings of cramps, no sleeping in, no calling off work, no blackouts, no vomiting, no NOTHING. I was completely healed, WITHOUT Birth Control.

I KNOW that this stuff works and for two years now, I've not had any cramps.


Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Sunny (Cal., US) on 01/29/2015
5 out of 5 stars

UP DATE: Still woking great! I have upgraded to NatureWay Evening Primrose 1300 mg bc it's a higher mg, It is cold pressed unrefined and non GMO. I buy at Amazon, but if you cannot afford then just buy the ones from walmart, etc., but you have to take more. You can take many right when you get pain, I take them w/ food. I have to take many at once, like 7, and it did not have any negative side effect, . You can also start taking them early, like a week before your period. This works because it has GLA

You have to try it!!! You have so much to gain! You liver will thank you too lol. If this works, drop by and leave me a comment. You're Welcome :) -Sunny


Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 11/21/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Evening Primrose Oil for Menstrual Cramps:

It works!!!!!!! Ok I have only tried this once so I will update later. I took one the day my period started then I took another later that day. The soft gels I used were 1000mgs each. I took them for 3 days two a day. (My period is 3 days). I know this is going to only get better as I DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANY ACETAMINOPHEN/TYNENOL not one!!!!! And I always have, even when tying other remedies that I want to be strong but cant and end up taking the tynenol due to me not being able to stand my cramps. For my upcoming period I will try to take more as to not have any cramps at all. As I did have cramps but they were very light, not like the ones I have previosly gotten. Maybe I'll start a couple days/ week earlier like the other person suggested. Like I said ill update, but wow what a difference. Thank you father for creating such beautiful nautural working products like this <3. I bought it at Walmart, but any kind will do, I suggest cold pressed if you can get it.

Also know that the evening primrose oil is good for pain in general. Try for heaches too!

Pass the love forward- Sunny


Evening Primrose Oil
Posted by Tessa (Kissimmee, USA) on 06/11/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I had killer menstrual cramps all my adult life. I am now 38 and was fed up with cramps that consumed my life for about 2 weeks each month. I would get cramps before my period and for about 5 to 6 days during. I dreaded the thought of getting my period. 1200 milligrams of prescription ibuprofen every 4 hours was not helping me anymore. My liver and stomach was overloaded from the drugs. I couldn't function at work or at home. I was high all the time from the ibuprofen. I would have to take days off from work just to get through my period. I came across an article about evening primrose oil and how it can dramatically ease cramps and pms. Well I decided to try it not really thinking it would work, after all I had tried every remedy I could find. Nothing helped. Because there is cancer in my family I would not take birth control pills to ease the cramps. I started taking evening primrose oil 2 weeks before my period. 1 with every meal. The day my period was supposed to start I upped it to 2 pills with every meal. Well my period came and I didn't even know it. NO cramps. I didn't get pms or painful breast either. I didn't even have to take ibuprofen. I am shocked!!! This is the first time in 26 years that I have no cramps. I don't know how it works, but for me it is a miracle worker. I wish I knew this years ago. I have lost so much time laying in bed or on the couch from cramps. I am so happy I found this remedy. It has changed my life.