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Research shows that all-natural herbal formulas, like Relieve, were almost twice as effective for treating menstrual pain as pharmaceutical treatments, all without the significant adverse effects. 

Pain during your period can be equivalent to the pain felt during a heart attack — no one should "just have to deal" with that kind of pain. Whether it's lost days at work, or days where you're just not your strong, radiant, normal self, it's time to take control of your life with better periods.

What's Inside

  • Fennel Seed: In several randomized, placebo controlled trials, fennel seed was found to be as effective as NSAIDs for treating menstrual pain — all without the potential side effects.
  • Ginger Root: Ginger was found not just to reduce the severity and duration of menstrual pain, but to improve PMS symptoms like headache, gastrointestinal disturbances, nausea, and aches and pains.
  • Curcuma: Contains highly anti-inflammatory compound curcumin that helps reduce chronic pain and spasm.
  • Motherwort: Known for its antispasmodic and relaxing effect on the uterus, it also helps relax tension and irritability.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon effectively reduced pain compared to placebo in a study on severe menstrual pain. It also decreased the volume of menstrual blood and nausea during the period.
  • Corydalis: Corydalis is one of the most frequently used herbs in traditional formulas for menstrual relief. Its primary active ingredient has been shown to effective reduce inflammatory pain. 
  • Frankincense and Myrrh: A traditional combination that's been demonstrated to be anti-inflammatory and relieve menstrual pain.
  • Our Proprietary Blend: Relieve is carefully balanced formula created by master herbalists to be safe, effective, and easy to take.

Made the right way, because it's the only way we know how. 

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Our all natural herbal tinctures are convenient, easy to take, and effective. A small 1oz bottle slips conveniently into your purse, so, unlike pills, it's easy to take on the go. Start taking Relieve at the first sign that you're starting your period for maximum benefit. All of our formulas are proudly produced in the USA following current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) standards.

Don't stress. We did the research, so you don't have to.

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers: 20+. Research Summary Read Time: 5-10 minutes.

Research shows traditional herbal medicine to be especially effective for common menstrual complaints. An industry leading Cochrane Systematic Review of 39 randomized control trials, including more than 3,400 women found that herbal formulas, like the ones in Viv's line, were almost twice as effective for treating menstrual pain as pharmaceutical treatments like over the counter painkillers or birth control pills, all without significant adverse effects. Formulas like ours outperformed other natural treatments like acupuncture or using heating pads. 

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. 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.

Fennel Seed


Ginger Root


Frankincense and Myrrh

Curcuma Wenyujin Root

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. 
  • 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.