How to Get Rid of Period Cramps with Easy Home Remedies?
Sip hot Chamomile tea
Any hot liquid can do the job as hot temperature ease the constricted vessels which bring real comfort to the cramps. But believe it chamomile tea is super great as this ancient herb contains powerful muscle relaxing stimulants, which ease the contracted muscles by increasing certain amino acids, alongside combating stress, anxiety, and tension. What else better than chamomile? The good part, it is such a mild herb that it could even be given to infants and children for colic and digestive disorders.
Warm water bath
A warm bath is a great way to soothe and comfort the body of pain and cramps and to relax the contracting muscles. Plain warm water bath can do the job but an Epsom salt bath can do wonders. Epsom salt, a combination of magnesium and sulphate, helps electrolytes in the body which provide quick relief from cramps and pain of a contracting muscle.
Magnesium aids in calcium absorption in the body and sulphate helps expel or flush out toxins from the body, both of which together help ease cramps and pain. Not only Epsom salt bath ease the menstrual cramps but also help overcome magnesium deficiency. Is it pretty much like killing two birds with one stone?
A Heating pad is a life saver when it comes to easing menstrual cramps. If you are not in a mood to have a warm bath, applying a heating pad to your abdomen and lower back could really help combat cramps and back pain like a magic. You can also use a hot water bottle or a hot towel if heating pads are not available.
Sip some Ginger tea
Ginger due to its remarkable healing powers is potent as a pain reliever and a muscle relaxant. This delicious yet healing herb is anti-inflammatory in nature which really helps reduce inflammation and soothe menstrual cramps and pain.
A Research study found that ginger was as effective as ibuprofen for relieving menstrual cramps. So instead of popping a pill which has so many side effects, why not relying on natural, safe yet equally effective alternative. Next time you get those bothersome menstrual cramps, do try ginger tea. Just steep an inch piece of fresh ginger root in a glass of water for 10 minutes. Strain and get comfy with the liquid and drink up!
Ease cramps with Fomentation
Heard this first time? A fomentation is an herbal decoction or an infusion which is applied to the area using a cloth. Unlike compresses which are either applied hot or cold, a foment is applied hot and cold alternatively. In the case of period cramps, fomentations work by stimulating blood circulation, relaxing external tissues and warm stiff muscles which soothe the cramps. Well, it can be used for muscle spasms or Charlie horses too.
A ginger root foment is particularly good for easing period cramps. To make one for your next leak week, follow this recipe. Put a cup of grated ginger root on a cheesecloth, collect into a loose pouch, and secure with a rubber band or a thread. Put the pouch into 2 quarters of water and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for fifteen minutes, then remove from heat and while still very hot but not scalding to burn the skin, the foment should be applied to the area, then covered with towels to retain the heat as long as possible. Keep it until it’s warm. Then remove the foment and sponge the area quickly with a cold towel several times before reapplying the hot cloth. You can keep it from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on how good you feel.
Motherwort (leonurus cardiaca) is a highly effective remedy which alone can stop menstrual cramps. This herb has been extensively used for centuries for treating a number of ailments particularly female reproductive system.
This herb helps reduce muscle spasms and cramps, and as it has sedative properties too take the sufferers into ease and comfort. The amphoteric properties of Motherwort make it both a uterine stimulant and a sedative which relieve headaches that accompany menstruation as well as, stress, tension, delayed menstruation and premenstrual syndrome. Sometimes, menstrual cramping is due to delayed menstruation or scanty periods, as motherwort has emmanagogic properties which stimulate bleeding, this herb is ideal and provide instant relief.
The best way to use it is its tincture. Start with a small dose of five drops and see if it works. Otherwise, take another five drops to relieve the cramps.
Note: Do not use if you are pregnant as it may stimulate uterine contractions. It is also not recommended for women who experience heavy bleeding because of the emmanagogic properties of the herb.
White willow bark tea
Like motherwort, white willow bark is an excellent herb to ease the menstrual cramps. White willow is as effective as ibuprofen, and the best part without any side effects as the drug. It works by plummeting inflammation and reducing pain and cramps like real fast. It contains an ingredient called salicin, which is a guaranteed treatment for the pain of menstrual cramps. Salicin is a natural precursor to the salicylic acid found in aspirin, so if you are allergic to aspirin white willow bark is not for you. The best way to use white willow bark is to drink its drink one or two days before your period is due.
To prepare the tea, put a teaspoon of willow bark in a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Then simmer it for 15 minutes. Strain the tea, add a teaspoon of honey and drink. You can drink up to three or four cups a day.