Your monthly reminder of femininity, sometimes, brings with it a lot of pain. Check out some of the best home remedies for menstrual cramps, that, oftentimes, don’t even let you leave your bed.
You have a problem with me sounding utterly chauvinistic throughout this write-up? Because I certainly have none, whatsoever. Bottom line is, dealing with menstrual cramps is not a piece of cake. Curling up on the floor, unable to even move a bit in bed, and extreme dizziness… you think it’s an easy job for females, don’t you? Just so you know, in some women, the pain is so severe that they end up taking an off on the first few days of their monthly menstrual cycle. Well, I’m really not going to sing chants on the technical causes and the pain they accompany. It is immensely difficult to deal with periods, every damn month, and deal with not only the pain, but the annoyance too.
But, trust me on one thing, there are some great remedies for those painful menstrual cramps that shove away your pain in a jiffy. Coming straight from our Grandmothers’ kitties, smile now, for you have the key to relief, and that too a few steps away from your bedroom―the kitchen. From what I know, breaking down the symptoms to decode a relevant solution is a requisite. Don’t you think?
But obviously, once you know the exact symptoms and area of pain, you could bring into use the most relevant and appropriate herbal remedies. To start with, extreme backache, pain sensations in the inner thighs, nausea, faintness, and sever headache are some of the common symptoms experienced.
Painkillers would instantly reduce the pain you’re going through. However, research indicates that regular consumption of such pain pills could adversely affect the ability of a woman to conceive. You might not realize the effects of these pills as of now, but prevention is always the safest curative, or so the saying goes. That’s how the natural remedies gain significance.
Useful Home Remedies
To start with, the first home remedy to reduce pain is exercising. I might have sounded completely inane while talking about exercise to those women who’re already rattled by the thought of getting off the bed. But there’s something you might just not know. That is, bringing sessions of regular exercise into your routine, to release endorphins that act as pain relievers, and kill menstrual pain naturally.
Secondly, apply a hot water bottle onto your abdominal area, or area where you feel excessive pain. Wait! Don’t end up burning your skin. Use only a conventional hot water bottle, as it gives immense relief to the pain, and needless to say, is one of the most widely known curatives.
Thirdly, consume only hot liquids during menses, as they not only keep the body hydrated (dehydration worsens your pain), but also increase blood flow by relaxing the muscles. A warmed-up lemonade, herbal tea, or soups would do the tricks like none other.
Fourthly, bathing in water with added minerals such as sea salt and baking soda is one of the most effective solutions for painful cramps, for it relaxes the muscles in the utmost herbal way.
Lastly, sexual intercourse is a widely accepted remedy for treating menstrual cramps, for the simple reason that having an orgasm not only causes blood, but also various other fluids to cut and run from your congested organs, giving you relief and alleviation.
You can also have a go at consuming mint tea or ginger tea, as they are known to relieve menstrual cramps. Eating boiled ginger is a foolproof solution to get rid of stomach cramps. Other than that, herbs such as cinnamon, parsley, and basil are known to cure the pain, and render relief. On a personal note, there’s only one solution I can think of―sleep like a sloth whole day, and watch your favorite TV shows. Nothing like it, believe me!
Disclaimer: This HerHaleness article is for informative purposes only, and should not be replaced for the advice of a medical professional.