6 Home Remedies To Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Anam Shahid Mar 07 2016
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When it’s that time of the month, where every woman just wants to crawl up in bed, there ought to be more solutions to help soothe this awful pain. As dreadful a woman may feel during her week, she should not get hindered from daily life activities.

Even though cramps come and go during the periods, at some point they become severe that they come with awful side effects like nausea, upset bowel movement, dizziness and more. Therefore, it’s always better to try some remedies or do something that might help reduce the pain.

1. Heat

Applying heat on the lower mid-region is the most common approach to control menstrual spasms. Heat unwinds the contracting muscles in the uterus.

  • Place a warm cushion over the lower portion of your stomach area and lower back.You can even use a standard plastic container filled with warm-to-hot water. Apply the warmth until you feel better.
  • On the other hand, absorb a towel with water, wring out the extra water and afterwards, warm it in the microwave for one minute. Place it on the lower stomach area until the towel cools. Repeat until the pain reduces.

2. Ginger

Ginger is a marvel herb that can effectively ease menstrual spasms. It battles the exhaustion connected with premenstrual disorder and can make unpredictable periods normal.

  • Grate a little bit of ginger and bubble it in some water for five minutes. Strain it and add few drops of lemon juice. Drink this tea three times daily during your menstrual cycle.
  • You can also add ginger into your meals while cooking.

3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has antispasmodic, anticlotting and mitigating properties that can help ease menstrual torment. Cinnamon is also a great source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron and manganese.

  • Make cinnamon tea by mixing one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder into some boiling hot water. Let it sit for up to five minutes and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink cinnamon tea one to two days before your period begins to prevent issues.
  • Add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder and one tablespoon of nectar to a glass of warm water. Drink it three times during the first day of your period to diminish cramps.

4. Blackstrap Molasses

Some other time-tried solution for menstrual spasms is blackstrap molasses. Being rich in calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6 and selenium, blackstrap molasses decreases blood clusters and calm the muscles of the uterine dividers. This helps prevent cramps from crushing you.

  • Add one to two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to some warm water. Drink it when the pain kicks in.

5. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has calming and antispasmodic properties that unwind the uterus and facilitate the convulsive constrictions that cause torment during monthly cycle.

  • Heat some water to boil. Pour it into a cup containing a chamomile tea bag immersed. Cover and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes and later add some lemon squeeze. Drink at least one chamomile tea a day amid the week prior to your period.

 

6. Exercise

The thought of a crash course workout right before or during your period may be quite an anguish, if you feel pain kicking in. Although, this may sound really cruel, exercise discharges endorphins that help perform like a natural painkiller and mellow down your mood swings.

  • Just a walking in the park would do justice to what you can call exercise during those days.
  • And even if that’s too much and a lot is on your mind, try yoga.

 

Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.