This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
The acetate of ammonia will often relieve the pain of congestive dysmenorrhoea. I have frequently prescribed it with success, especially if there be a sub-inflammatory or turgescent state of mucous membrane, or when suppression has occurred from cold, shock, or fatigue (British Medical Journal, i., 1878, etc.).