Menstrual cramps, also known as Dysmenorrhea or period pains, are painful sensations felt in the lower abdomen that can occur both before and during a woman’s menstrual period. The pain ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme.instead of popping a pill all the time, here are some home remedies that ease menstrual cramps.

  • Heat helps relax the contracting muscles in the uterus.Place a hot water bag over the lower part of your abdomen and lower back. You can also use the plastic bottle filled with hot water. Apply the heat until you feel more comfortable. Have a hot shower.
  • Ginger  plays a key role in lowering the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins. It also helps fight fatigue associated with premenstrual syndrome and can also make irregular periods regular. boil ginger in a cup of water for five minutes. Strain it and add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink this tea three times a day during your menstrual cycle.
  • Papaya contains ‘papain’ an enzyme that helps to regulate and helps to ease the flow during menstruation.
  • Applying lavender oil around your stomach is known to help to relieve cramps in just 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Basil is another very effective herb during  menstrual pain and cramps. The caffeic acid in basil has analgesic or pain-killing properties. Boil few basil leaves with water. allow it to cool. Drink this every few hours to ease cramps.
  • Fennel has  antispasmodic, phytoestrogen and anti-inflammatory properties o that helps to relax the muscles in the uterus, which relieves cramping and discomfort.
  • When suffering from menstrual cramps, consume one to two tablespoons of flax-seed daily.Flax-seed is great for reducing the intensity of menstrual cramps. The essential fatty acids in flax-seed help stabilize the production of progesterone.
  • Carrots are not only good for your eyes; they also assist in regulating menstruation. A tall glass of carrot juice can go a long way in making you feel much better.
  • Aloe vera juice is also well known to ease the flow and reducing the pain.
  • Try to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day. In addition to making you feel better, this will also improve your overall health, especially during that time of the month.
  • Cinnamon has antispasmodic, anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve menstrual pain. Plus, cinnamon is an excellent source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese.
  • Certain acupuncture points are thought to regulate blood flow through the abdominal cavity and relax the nervous system, which can help calm muscular contractions.

Just remember to be kind to yourself –  relax, read a book, listen to some soft music or chat up with friends. If you feel happy and rejuvenated, your mind will help you fight physical pain.

P.S.: If you liked this post, you might also like 12 TIPS TO REDUCE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS NATURALLY and MUST HAVE VITAMINS FOR WOMEN (part 1).

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