Menstruation is a normal and natural process occurring in a woman’s life. Still, there are numerous women out there who deal with painful menstrual cramps and sometimes, when they are really severe, they can even be an impediment for the regular activities. These cramps are triggered by the prostaglandin, a hormone that causes the contraction of the uterine muscles. During the menstrual cramps, the pain in the lower abdomen can also spread to the thighs and lower back. There are various home remedies that can help you ease the discomfort and pain caused by the menstrual cramps.
This tasty spice has anti-inflammatory, anticlotting and antispasmodic properties and can reduce the menstrual pain. At the same time, cinnamon contains manganese, dietary fiber, iron and calcium. The easiest way to consume cinnamon is as tea. Add ¼ teaspoon of the spice to one cup of boiling water, let it steep and drink it sip by sip. You can prevent cramps by drinking 3 cups of this tea 2 days before you expect your period, but you can also drink it during your menstruation to stop the pain. You may add honey to your cinnamon tea to make it more effective and delicious.
Ginger is well-known for its powerful medicinal properties and it can also be effectively used to relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps. At the same time, ginger can help you regulate your periods and combats fatigue during the premenstrual syndrome. Make a cup of ginger tea with boiling water and add lemon juice and honey. Drink it thrice a day during your period. Ginger candies are also efficient, but keep in mind that they contain sugar, so if you are on a diet or if you deal with high sugar blood levels, you should avoid them.
This beneficial tea has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and has the ability of reduce the spasmodic contractions and relax the uterus. Prepare the tea with a tea bag and a cup of boiling water and let it steep for almost 15 minutes. Add honey or lemon juice and drink 2 cups of tea per day before and during your period.
This is a home remedy that you will surely like because it’s delicious and healthy. Papaya has anti-inflammatory effects and can efficiently ease the pain. At the same time, this fruit contains vitamins C and A, calcium, iron and carotene and can also strengthen your immune system. Before and during your menstruation, you can include this sweet fruit in your diet so as to see the effects.
This herb is not only a great condiment, but also a natural healer as it has pain-killing properties thanks to its caffeic acid. You can make a basil tea from boiling water and 1 tablespoon of basil and you can drink it 2 to 3 times per day. You can even extract the juice from a few basil leaves by crushing them and add that juice to a glass of warm water and consume the beverage 3 times per day.