How to get rid of Menstrual Cramps Naturally ?
Being a Women I know how painful and annoying the menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea or Stomach pain during Periods during our regular periods. We cannot avoid the periods which is a required and natural thing in every woman’s life. But surely we can get rid of this pain if, we take few natural remedies and do some modifications in our lifestyle and food habits before and during the time of periods. I will tell you the Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps. Before that… you need to know the below things to understand this female problem that happens in women health.
What are menstrual Cramps ?
Menstrual cramp is a kind of pain that occurs before starting of the menstrual cycle or During the cycle. They occur in almost all women if not in every cycle but at least once in their life time. Severity of the pain varies from person to person and it also varies with age group too. Sufferers of this pain is mostly at the age group of 13 to 38 Years. It gets reduced after that age and almost disappear once you have your 1st baby.
Why do we get menstrual Cramps Or Stomach pain during Periods?
Cramps in any part of the body occurs due to muscle contraction. When it comes to Menstrual cramps during periods, the pain is due to contraction of uterine muscle. The concept of muscle cramps is almost similar to the cramps or contraction during delivery of a baby and the pain during delivery of a baby is also similar to the pain during menstrual cycle.
The difference is, during delivery of a baby the severity of contractions is more to expel the baby out of the womb. But here the expelling out part is the smooth or soft tissue that the uterus kept ready to carry the baby. As the uterus is not carrying any baby and it has to throw out the soft tissue, it contracts to complete its duty. So, we get the contraction pain which is called as stomach pain during periods. In this mechanism, if the contractions are keeping pressure on any blood vessel, that blood vessel will get effected with lack of oxygen supply which will increase the spasm or cramp intensity. That is how we get pain during periods.
How to get rid of muscle cramps during periods or How to get rid of stomach pain during periods faster ?
Let me help you here… Whatever you do, that will suppress the pain only for that month as that is a regular cycle that occurs in body every month.
Here are the natural remedies to get rid of Menstrual cramps faster :
1. Fenugreek seeds – Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps:
Fenugreek is extremely rich in saponins. These molecules are also responsible for soothing the stomach and helping it to heal from the spasm. Needless to tell you that saponins are very beneficial for stopping stomach aches. If your menstrual cycle is regular and if you know your exact period date then you can Soak fenugreek seeds overnight before the day and store the water in freeze for consuming it whenever you feel the pain.
If your menstrual cycle is irregular and cannot predict the dates, then be ready with fenugreek powder that is readily available in the market or you can prepare it at home.
Take one T Spoon of fenugreek powder in 250 ml hot water. Let it soak for 5 minutes and consume that after it becomes little cool.
2. Ginger Water for stomach pain during periods:
Ginger is an age old treatment for treating menstrual cramps. It is considered as a top most Chinese natural medicine for menstrual cramps treatment. A freshly peeled 2 inch piece of ginger grated and boiled in 100 ml of water is the best ever medicine for immediate relief for stomach pain during periods. Take that boiled water in a glass and have it while it is little warm.
3. Drink so much water that your tummy can’t hold off:
I have observed this in many people including myself. When you started feeling pain, just drink as much water as you can. You should feel that your tummy can not hold not even a single drop after that water. tummy itself push the muscle to through the water out. This is also a kind of opposite pressure creating to the muscle. When your tummy feels more pressure created with water, it will start reacting in opposite direction and pushes the water back. A kind of heat generated and you will feel like vomiting immediately. If you feel so, don’t hold it… Do it immediately. Then try to calm down. You will feel so much relaxed in next 5 to 10 minutes. I am sure this will definitely works and it is not at all harmful to try.
4. Ajwaine, (Trachyspermum ammi) to get rid of period cramps:
This is a regular medicine for constipation and other related stomach pains which comes with muscle spasm. It is a good habit to consume ajwaine once in a week to clear all kind of stomach aches and indigestion problems. Coming to menstrual cramps, ajwaine is one of those natural remedies for menstrual cramps that shows quick effect. Take a hand full of Ajwaine and roast on low flame without using any oil. Make that to powder by grinding it. Sieve that to get a fine powder. Add 1 tsp of it in luck warm water and drink the whole glass of water at a time. It will surely shows the action in 5 to 10 minutes. You can store the prepared powder for 1 month without losing its medicinal properties.
5. Hot Water press to avoid pain during periods:
Hot water press will help to unwind the strained muscle and will set right the muscle spasm.
6. Drink more amount of cranberry juice to get relief from pain during menstruation:
Cranberry juice is one good remedy for menstrual cramps or periods pain. Apart from this, cranberry juice is one good natural remedy for urinary tract infection too. Drink more amount of cranberry juice on the day of periods. This will avoid the infection and controls the pain during menstruation.
7. Massage with essential oils on tummy to avoid stomach pain during periods:
Massage is the process to prepare the body to repair itself from all kinds of strains and let it get relaxed and regains its natural energy. Essentials oils are those that has medicinal properties to cure certain kinds of stress in the body. For menstrual cramps massaging the affected area or abdominal area is very much helpful to get relieved from discomfort and pain. Remember always applying essential oil along with another regular oil which works as a vehicle. Take 1 part of essential oil and 5 parts of other oil (Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oils etc.)
8. Eat 2 to 3 bananas at a time to get keep away the periods pain:
Diet with rich amount of vitamin B and Potassium can relieve you from the irritation and blotting feeling of menstrual cramps. Banana is the best source for them. Eating 2 medium size banana or 3 small size bananas will make you feel better in 5 to 10 minutes of time.
9. Go for a brisk walk for 10 minutes:
A brisk walk will make you feel better after little sweating. Either your spasm will go off or your mind will forget the pain while concentrating on walk.
10. Sleep upside down to relax your abdomen for Period cramps relief:
Sleeping in normal posture like facing the sky will probably not work to reduce the pain. Sleeping in a direction facing the bed will help as it presses the muscle and creates some opposite pressure to the tummy so that muscles will not be strained in the direction that it usually do. You can take the support of a foam pillow below your abdomen when you are sleeping in bed facing posture.
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