Menstrual pain often comes along with the menstrual flow which occurs monthly in women, while some ladies do not experience this pain at all, some have to be tolerate and welcome her like a guest! Menstruation is often painful at the end of the adolescent years(20 upwards) and the years closely leading to menopause, because these are the periods of when the hormones are unstable.
The causes of menstrual pain is not yet known but research shows that a woman’s body produces prostaglandin a hormone which help the uterus to contract and get rid of mucous. The uterus must contract to generate the menstrual flow, and these contractions result in experience of pain.
Fortunately, there are natural home remedies that can be employed to reduce this cramps to the barest minimum and help you go around your life with ease. Here they are;
Cinnamon has properties that can relieve menstrual pain. Plus, cinnamon is an excellent source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron and manganese.
Make cinnamon tea by stirring one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon powder into a cup of hot water. Let it sit for up to five minutes, add a little honey and then sip it slowly. Drink two to three cups of cinnamon tea one to two days before your period starts to prevent cramps. Better still, add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder and one tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water. Drink it three times during the first day of your period to relieve pain.
Among the wonders ginger is known for, ginger is a wonder herb that can effectively ease menstrual cramps. It also helps fight fatigue associated with premenstrual syndrome and can make irregular periods regular. Grate a small piece of ginger and boil it in a cup of water for five minutes. Strain it and add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink this tea three times a day during your menstrual cycle.
You can also add ginger in your food while cooking or suck on some ginger candies.
3. Unripe Papaya
Papaya is a very effective home remedy for menstrual cramps during menstrual cycle. Eating unripe papaya around a woman’s menstrual cycle is a very effective preventive measure against menstrual pain.
4. Fiber Rich Food
Constipation is a very common complaint associated with monthly cycles. Foods like oats, wheat, peas, kidney beans and so on, are perfect for the relief from menstrual pain as they contain a high amount of fiber. Add extra fiber to your diet during periods to keep your digestive system in order.
5. Food Rich in Magnesium
Magnesium increases the absorption of calcium from the body and thus helps in reducing menstrual pain. Food rich in magnesium include leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, dark chocolate and so on. So have a fill of some foods high in magnesium and save yourself the pain.