TEEN HEALTH Published February4, 2016 By Antara Dutta Choudhury

Weed In Vagina: A New Approach For Treating Menstrual Cramps

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Weed In Vagina: A New Approach For Treating Menstrual Cramps
(Photo : Getty Image) Women in the US are relying on a new cannabis-infused vaginal suppository to provide respite from menstrual cramps.

A novel drug, Foria Relief, helps to ease menstrual pain in women that has been manufactured using a delivery system that can promote muscle relaxation and also pain relieving properties of cannabis.

Menstrual cramp or dysmenorrhea starts two years after a girl starts getting her menstruation. Menstrual cramps are caused due to contractions of the uterus as it pushes the blood vessels which lie surrounding it. The servere contraction suffocates the blood vessels and cuts off oxygen supply to the muscles of the uterus. Menstrual pain is a result of the lack of oxygen for a brief period of time.

Foria Relief is a tampon-like product that contains 60 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 10 mg of cannabidiol, and cocoa butter. Women in the US use this drug by putting it inside the vagina.

The manufacturer avowed that THC can block pain while the cannabidol, an active ingredient in the drug, can work along with the immune system to reduce inflammation. Foria claimed that the natural drug work with the body and shift one's experience in a holistic and natural manner.

Foria Relief is available in California and Colorado where the drug is legal at the cost of 44$ per pack.

Users of this suppository have reported a significant decrease in their menstrual cramp and discomfort.

'Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilizing modern extraction techniques to standardize purity and potency, thereby ensuring a safe and accessible experience for all women," according to Foria.

Dr Helen Webberley of the Oxford Online Pharmacy raised her concerns on the usage of the drug by women as it has still not got approval from the FDA, according to the Huffington Post.

'I would be very worried about women using this product before it has been fully evaluated," said Dr Webberley.

Nevertheless, this drug can be promising for women to face the distressing days every month due to menstrual cramps.

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