There are some wonderful herbs that you can use to get some soothing relief from those awful menstrual cramps every month. Some of them have been included in this write-up. Check them out and use what you like.
Sigh! The pangs of being a woman. Sure, it may seem wonderful to experience the miracle of birth and all that, but it’s the pre-birthing ‘period’ that really tests us, isn’t it? Those 5 days every month are filled with utter despair, and all you want to do is clutch your tummy and just lie down, and not wake up until the tummy ache is gone. Then begins the search for some effective remedies that will help ease the pain. This HerHaleness article, fortunately for you, has some valuable info on herbs that can ease menstrual cramps. Prepare different concoctions using them and see the difference.
The first and probably the most popular herb when it comes to helping relieve menstrual cramps is chamomile. You can prepare a relaxing bath using chamomile essence and stay in it as long as you like. Preparing and drinking chamomile tea is also a great relaxant.
Again, a herb that is very widely used, not only to soothe the cramps, but for various other purposes as well is ginger root. You can prepare a warm compress using this herb. Boil about 6 ounces of ginger in some water. When it is boiled, you can dip a heavy cloth like a hand towel in it and place it on your lower abdomen to ease the pain. You can also prepare tea using ginger and drink it as many times as you want, to help alleviate the pain and inflammation that the cramps cause.
Mint has some very useful effects like calming down inflamed muscles and numbing the pain that inflammation causes. These effects prove rather useful in the case of menstrual cramps. So, you can prepare a tea using mint and consume it as many as 5 times in a day and experience some much-needed relief.
Imagine a tea with the goodness of raspberry and its hypnotic fragrance in it. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well, you’re in for a real treat then. If you have a liking for raspberry (which almost everyone does), prepare raspberry tea during your cramps and get some relief from the pain. Alternatively, you can prepare a solution of raspberry leaf along with dong quai and take about 40 drops of this concoction for two weeks immediately prior to your period to prevent cramps.
Calendula has very strong astringent properties. These astringent properties help the herb to control excessive bleeding during a heavy period. Also, it helps to reduce congestion within the uterus of women. As a result, it helps to reduce the heavy pain too.
To use blue cohosh as a remedy for menstrual cramps, you need to do what the Native Americans did. While they dug up the root and then dried it, you’re sure to find already dried roots at herbal stores. Powder these roots and mix them in some warm water and drink it. It has contracting and relaxant properties, which help to ease the pain in the muscles during menstruation.
Black cohosh has been used since ages by Native Americans to treat disorders related to gynecology. To aid in gaining some respite from menstrual cramps, you need to boil the root in water and then drink it twice a day.
There are sure to be tons of other herbs that can be used to help alleviate the pain and immense discomfort that menstrual cramps bring with them. These were just a few of the most popular ones. So try them out and say hello to a cramp-free period!