Menstrual cramps affect every woman at some point in time. For some, it’s minimal while for some, it disrupts their normal routine since the pain becomes unbearable.
Here are some simple remedies to ease the cramps.
Water: You can start with drinking water frequently since dehydration only worsens the condition. The already existing cramps can be minimized by keeping a water bottle or a hot towel on your stomach area. Warmth lets the blood rush to the surface and relieves pain.
Exercise and Yoga: It is also very important to have physical activity during the menses which is not what is usually in belief. People talk of taking rest and keeping physical activity to a minimum but exercise and yoga can actually help reduce the cramps.
Keep away from caffeine: The caffeine contained in coffee, tea, colas and chocolate can add to the cramps since it increases your nervous energy.
Drink hot liquids: A hot herbal tea and warmed up lemonade works wonders in relieving the pain.
Basil: This spice contains pain killing components and can be used either in the food that you are cooking or can be added into tea. You could also make a tonic of sorts with basil by boiling two tablespoons of basil to one pint of water. This is allowed to come down to room temperature while it is kept covered and one cup of it is consumed every hour to ease cramps.
Cinnamon: The anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties associated with cinnamon can ease the symptoms of menstrual cramping. Sprinkle cinnamon on your breakfast foods or add to a tea.
Parsley: This not only helps to bring down cramps but also to regulate the cycles. The juice is blended with carrot, cucumber or beetroot juices and 75 ml is consumed.
Ginger: A piece of ginger is pounded and added to water and boiled for a couple of minutes. The concoction is sweetened and consumed three times a day after meals.
Mint: Mint leaves can be added to tea and consumed. Sucking on mint candy through the day also relieved pain.
You can also indulge in a pampering mineral bath in which you fill the tub with one cup of sea salt and one cup of baking soda to warm water. This will relax your muscles. This should be done for at least 20 minutes.
With these many solutions for your cramps, you can be sure of having a happy period!