Cannabis and menstrual pain / PMS

Cannabis has been used to treat a variety of ailments and have been documented since ancient times, but it’s only with the relatively recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system that we are beginning to understand just how cannabis works for soothing menstrual pain and PMS. Cannabis has proven to be effective in aiding the discomforts associated with women’s monthly cycle.

It was widely known that Queen Victoria received monthly doses of cannabis indica for menstrual discomfort throughout her adult life.

Although much more research is needed to fully understand its effects, scientists believe cannabis may be effective at relieving menstrual pain because of the high concentration of endocannabinoid receptors found in the female reproductive tract, particularly in the uterus and lining of the uterus.

Can medical cannabis help women with menstrual discomfort and PMS?

Menstrual pain is extremely common in women of all age groups and medical backgrounds. In one recent study that surveyed over 400 women, more than 84% reported period pain, including more than 43% who reported consistent pain with every menstrual period.

Cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, which is one potential way it could help period pain. Feeling relaxed, in general, and dampening pain, might have some effect.

If debilitating period pain is interfering with your life by causing you to avoid your normal activities, you may want to consider Cannabis for its pain-relieving properties. If over-the-counter pain medications like Advil or Tylenol don’t help with your menstrual pain, Cannabis could provide the relief you’ve been looking for.

Find out if medical cannabis is right for you.