Ami Damayanti
Ida Widiawati
Yuni Nurchasanah


Background: The incidence of menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea according to the

World Health Organization (WHO) is an average of more than 50% of women in every country experiencing menstrual pain. The incidence of menstrual pain in Sweden is 72%, in the United States it is estimated that 90% experience menstrual pain and 10-15% of them experience severe dysmenorrhea which causes inability to carry out activities, while the incidence rate in Indonesia is 55% of productive women. dysmenorrhea was 64.25% which occurred from 54.89% primary dysmenorrhea and 9.36% secondary dysmenorrhea. As many as 1.07% / 1.31% of dysmenorrhea sufferers came to the obstetrics department due to the complaints they felt. Disminorhea usually occurs 12 months after menarche until the woman is approaching menopause. One of the non-pharmacological therapies is to use mint leaf extract by administering peppermint tea. Mint leaves are good for the body, such as cooling the digestive tract, or if you have an upset stomach it helps relieve the pain. Peppermint contains menthol, menthyl acetate, menthone, potassium, calcium, B vitamins and several other therapeutic ingredients which make it a large component of many herbal tea recipes.

Methods: An article search was conducted on September 13, 2021 using the Pubmeed database, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and the Cochrane Library.

Results: Results Ask the scale of pain experienced during menstruation by measuring using the Numeric rating scale (NRS) and the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale. NRS is on disc 8 which means severe pain and Face pain is on a scale that greatly interferes with activities. After the intervention of consuming peppermint tea for 3 days, the Pain Rating Scale was in moderate pain.

Conclusion: Peppermint tea intervention can significantly reduce dysmenorrhea



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