Relieve: How Nature Fights Period Pain

At Viv Wellness, we've combined thousands of years of herbal tradition with the best modern research to create formulas that safely, effectively, and naturally improve your period. Relieve is based on a classical herbal formula that has been modernized to improve effectiveness and convenience. This isn't just a collection of herbs that have been shown to be effective for treating period pain, it's a carefully curated formula that we've perfected over 20 years of clinical practice.

You'll note that many of the ingredients below were compared to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  If you've had period pain, you've probably tried NSAIDs — they include aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, and mefenamic acid — as the most common treatment for period pain, they're somewhere between 45% and 53% effective. However, a recent review of NSAID use for dysmenorrhea (painful periods) concluded that "women using them need to be aware of the substantial risk of adverse effects." Common adverse effects of NSAIDs include: stomach problems (bleeding, ulcer, upset stomach), high blood pressure, fluid retention and swelling, kidney problems, heart problems, and rashes. 

At Viv, we believe in pain relief, without the potential for severe side effects. Many of the herbs we've included in Relieve were demonstrated to be as effective as NSAIDs, but without the potential side effects. 

Ingredient Research

Fennel Seed

Cinnamon

Ginger Root

Corydalis

Frankincense and Myrrh

Curcuma Zedoaria

Our Proprietary Blend: Viv's formulas are the result of years of clinical practice by board-certified herbalists. Our formulas are based on traditional blends, where herbs are chosen to work synergistically. In addition to herbs above that have been research validated to address menstrual cramping, our proprietary blend includes the following herbs that were carefully chosen to potentiate and harmonize the overall formula.

  • Motherwort has an antispasmodic and relaxing effect on the uterus. It also reduces tension, anxiety, irritability before and during the period. 
  • Cattail pollen is commonly used with the corydalis (see above) to decrease pain associated with menstruation. It is also traditionally used for correcting irregular uterine bleeding. 
  • Lindera root is traditionally used in treating pain in the low abdomen, and is considered especially good for menstrual pain. It is commonly used to reduce bleeding.
  • Nutgrass rhizome and lindera root are frequently used together and complement each other's effect. Nutgrass rhizome has analgesic and sedative, and uterine relaxant effects. 
  • Costus root was chosen for this formula as it improves the digestibility and helps harmonize the formula as a whole. It is traditionally used to treat digestive disorders associated with menstruation, including bloating, abdominal fullness, pain, poor appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. 
  • Himalayan teasel root is traditionally indicated for controlling irregular uterine bleeding.