How to Get Rid of Period Cramps with Easy Home Remedies?

By 2 February 2017

Dong quai

Dong quai is an excellent herb and has an extensive history in treating almost every female related problem, particularly uterus. Menstruation related problems like cramping, weakness, scanty periods, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The research found that dong quai works by increasing the blood flow to the uterus and toning it through increasing uterine contractions and relaxations. Dong quai tea could be used twice a day or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of its tincture three times a day either.

Note: Do not use this herb unless under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Do not use if you have a condition that involves heavy bleeding.

These home remedies are only effective for mild period cramps but if you experience crippling cramps, heavy bleeding or chronic menstrual cramps that have not improved after 3 to 4 months, or if you have been menstruating for years without cramps and suddenly started experiencing them, do visit a doctor.

Tips to get rid of period cramps

Besides these simple home remedies that really help get rid of period cramps fast, there are some lifestyle changes and modifications that are quite effective to prevent cramps forever.

  • Start eating a lot of papaya fruit several days before you are due.
  • Start taking Vitamin b6 a week prior to your due day and continue throughout the period. Do talk to your doctor first.
  • Vitamin C if taken when you are having symptoms help reduce fatigue that often accompanies
  • Women who experience cramps should take Vitamin E supplement as it helps balance the hormones, as an imbalance in the hormones is one of the major cause of cramps.
  • Maintain a healthy weight as excess body fat can trigger some hormones which can cause cramps.
  • Switch from tampons to a menstrual
  • Cut or reduce refined sugar, gluten, and alcohol.
  • Get plenty of rest.

I hope you find these home remedies to be useful. I would love to know what works best for you when you get period cramps. Do you ease the discomfort with home remedies or just pop a pill?



Ashley is a housewife, dedicated mother of two kids and a passionate blogger. She loves to cook, travel and write. She has been writing about beauty, fitness, list of to-do things and lifestyle for past several years. So enjoy the good work.

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