SAY GOODBYE TO PAIN! TRY THESE HOME REMEDIES FOR MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
Cramps usually appear during the days before and during your period for up to three days, although it is different for anyone. Fortunately, there are thousands of home remedies for menstrual cramps: herbal teas, activities or ingredients that we can include in what we eat, etc. Here are some examples of how to say goodbye to pain.
HEAT IS CALMING
Place a hot water bottle on your abdomen to reduce muscle spasms caused by menstruation. If you don't have one, warm washcloths will work wonders, too. Lie down for a while and relax. This is a foolproof remedy to relieve pain during menstruation.
CHAMOMILE NEVER FAILS!
This is one of the best home remedies for menstrual cramps. Boil a cup of water and add two teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers. Let steep five minutes. You can start drinking this tea two days before your period begins to improve results.
GINGER IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Ginger tea is a natural remedy for cramps with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Boil a few pieces of peeled ginger root in a liter of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day.
THE POWER OF CINNAMON
In addition to its incredible aroma and flavor, it is antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever. Enjoy its benefits! Include it in your recipes or prepare a delicious herbal tea. You will need two or three knobs of ginger, water and then just boil! Drink it twice a day and you will see your discomfort improve.
MASSAGE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Relieve cramps by massaging your lower abdomen with essential oils. You can use rosemary, lavender, sage, cypress, chamomile, cinnamon or marjoram oil. This natural remedy for cramps will help you relax and decrease your pain.
MINT FOR PAIN
Take advantage of its antispasmodic properties to relieve menstrual pain; eat mint leaves or use them in recipes. Mint tea will always make you feel better.
BASIL TO RELAX
Its antispasmodic properties are outstanding. You can make this tea by boiling some leaves in half a liter of water. Strain, cool in the fridge and drink without sugar every six hours. You can also include this herb in your meals to relieve menstrual pain during that time of the month. The pain will disappear.
MORE NUTS AND SEEDS
Nuts are a home remedy for menstrual cramps that contain magnesium, a mineral that relaxes the muscles, including those of the pelvis. For seeds, we recommend flaxseed which, aside from being an excellent anti-inflammatory, also prevents constipation.
These are some of the home remedies that you can try to relieve pain during your period. All natural, simple ingredients that most people have at home and that will definitely make you feel much better.
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