Open Access Mini Review

Is CBD A Viable Option for Menstrual Symptoms?

Jackie P Cavner*, Fort Smith and Brooke Gray

Department of Nursing, University of Arkansas, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 24, 2019;  Published Date: November 19, 2019


The purpose of this paper is to review relevant studies on the viability of using cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment option for PMS. Results of this review show improvement of discomforts such as headaches, emotional and mental symptoms, as well as pain. It is concluded that CBD is an alternative treatment option for menstrual symptoms. Limitations were discovered that quality research is deficient. More studies are warranted on using CBD to treat symptoms of PMS and the potential side effects.

Keywords: Cannabidiol; CBD; Menstruation; Menstrual pain; Premenstrual syndrome; PMS treatment

Abbreviations: PMS: Premenstrual Syndrome; NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; MI: Myocardial infarction; CBD: Cannabidiol; THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol; ECS: Endocannabinoid system; USDHHS: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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