Condition: Caused by excessive levels of prostaglandin, substances that make the uterus contract.
Symptoms: Pain in lower abdomen during menstruation, possibly extending to hips, lower back or thighs. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are also common.
Treatment: Rub George Washington Carver Rubbing Oil on the lower abdomen and back. A 30-minute hot soak with 3 capfuls is also relaxing and helpful.