Musta is considered one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for promoting healthy, regular menstruation. It regulates both pitta and vata in the lower abdomen supporting a comfortable, natural flow. Often excess of heat and constriction in the abdomen can cause pain and discomfort during menstruation. The cooling and moisturizing properties of Musta help to relieve these discomforts by cooling internal inflammation and overactive muscles, while encouraging the delivery of Kapha, moist and cool tissues, to the lower abdomen. This helps to un-constrict cramped and tired muscles, facilitate the expulsion of gas, and reduce inflammation, thereby relieving the pressure and pain too often accompanying menstruation. Soothing to the mind, Musta helps balance the emotions in the days prior to and during menstruation. It also promotes breast comfort and helps maintain a healthy balance of fluids in the body. Musta's ability to promote lower abdominal comfort also includes the GI tract. Without aggravating pitta, it strengthens digestion, eliminates natural toxins, and supports proper function of the liver. Musta promotes healthy absorption, well-formed stools and the metabolism of fat. Its cooling and cleansing action also supports healthy skin and helps maintain a normal body temperature.