emmenagogue and essential oil
Certain essential oils have the ability to assist in promoting menstruation (menses) and regulating the monthly discharge, but although these oils are very helpful in treating problems of this nature, some of them should be avoided in early pregnancy.
Areas where these emmenagogue essential oils can be helpful, when used in aromatherapy would include disorders such as:
- Dysmenorrhoea – painful menstruation
- Leucorrhoea – mucus discharge
- Amenorrhoea – absence of menstruation
Please note that essential oils and aromatherapy should not be used instead of medical treatment, and any medical problems must be referred to your licensed medical practitioner.
- Camomile (German and Roman)
- Clary sage
- Sweet fennel
- Sweet marjoram
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