April 30 2019

Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramp


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Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramp

Menstrual cramps are painful sensations that affect many women before and during a menstrual period. The pain, also known as dysmenorrhea or period pains, ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme. Home remedies are secret weapon against menstrual pain-with astounding results. Now, modern research even proves that they not only lessens menstrual cramps, it even helps balance the underlying hormones that may be causing painful periods.

Heat

 

Applying heat directly to the cramps is always super helpful for anyone. You can use a heating pad or a hot water bottle and fill it with warm water. Baths Soothe Pain and  warm bath Contrary to popular belief, baths are 100% safe to take during menstruation providing comforting relief and boost blood circulation, which helps with period cramps.

 

Water

 

Drink Enough Water is a big misconception that drinking water will worsen the water retention that occurs during the menstrual periods, but that is totally unfounded. Water has a way of balancing itself, by its actions on the electrolytes. Drinking water frequently will reduce the likelihood of excessive cramping. Do not skimp on water for fear of water retention; it regulates itself and will benefit your greatly during the menstrual cycle.

 

Oils

 

Getting a massage over the abdomen can also relax the pelvic muscles and alleviate cramping. Women  can gently rub a massage oil, sesame oil  or coconut oil into their skin and part of their effect is believed due to relaxation of the nervous system, which can temper cramping and pain transmission. From putting essential oils into baths or applying them to your body, they can become a huge part of menstrual wellness LAVENDER,PEPPERMINT  to name few.

 

Exercise

 

 

This may sound a bit crazy but  When you are doing any kind of exercise, your body is pumping additional blood; this helps to unleash endorphins to counteract the prostaglandins and reduce your cramps. Although exercise may be the last thing that many women feel like doing when they have cramps, it may provide pain relief.

 

Yoga

 

 

There are some gentle yoga poses Child's pose, happy baby, and camel pose have all been said to help ease some of the pelvic discomfort and can do to help relieve cramps. Yoga is associated with a reduction in levels of chronic pelvic pain in women in all age groups.

 

 Ginger, Chamomile And Cinnamon Tea

A common cause of period pain is the lack of blood circulation in the uterus and ginger  is very warming, which can help promote blood circulation in the pelvic area and ease period pain because it lowers the levels of prostaglandins in a woman's body. Chamomile tea also helps make irregular periods regular and fights fatigue associated with premenstrual syndrome. Research has shown that cinnamon improves menstrual cyclicity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Sip in any of your natural favorite teas….

 

Cumin and Mustard Seeds

 

Cumin, or zeera can be used as it has anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is instantly relaxing when consumed and is extremely beneficial for getting rid of menstrual cramps. Mustard seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which can help to regulate your menstrual flow and restore the hormonal imbalance.

 

Papaya

 

It is an excellent home remedy for irregular menstruation due to stress and menopause. Unripe papaya contains the enzyme called ‘papain’ which suppresses progesterone,  It also helps contract muscle fibers in the uterus that induce periods. Drink unripe papaya juice or eat  papaya .

 If you're experiencing regular or severe cramping, and home remedies are not affecting  consult your doctor to see if you're suffering from an underlying health issue that might be causing the pain (such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or uterine fibroids).

 

 

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