Reduce Menstrual Cramps Naturally

Many women suffer from period problems and one of the most annoying is menstrual cramps. In the text bellow we will give you several natural remedies to relieve and prevent the cramps. (1)

1. Applying Heat

  • You should apply heat to your abdomen and lower back to relieve the menstrual cramps.
  • Take a hot water bottle and place it on your lower abdomen for 5 minutes;
  • Also you can soak a towel in warm water and then apply it on your abdomen;

2. Do some light exercise

You can try some exercise to solve your pain problem. The exercising will increase your blood flow and the endorphins help counteract the prostaglandins and reduce cramping. It is also recommended walking and practicing yoga during the period. (2)

3. Abdominal Massage

Start massaging your abdomen gently with circular movements. In the beginning with small circles and then slowly make a wide circle to cover the entire abdominal area. You should use olive oil for the massage. Repeat it every time you feel a pain. (3)

4. Drink Chamomile Tea

If you suffer from menstrual cramps you should start drinking chamomile tea. Drink it several times a day and the pain will be gone. Chamomile tea has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and is the best natural remedy for treating pain. (4)

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

You should take one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water before meals during your period. It will regulate the clotting and reduce the duration of the period and the amount of blood loss. (5)

6. Ginger

Ginger provides numerous of benefits for our health. One of them is relieving the menstrual cramps and improving the blood flow. This herb lowers the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins. You need to add some small pieces of ginger in boiling water and leave it to stay for 20 minutes. After that strain the tea and drink it. (6)

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