Every girl dreads those painful 4-5 days of the month, which make everything mundane and all activities wearisome. Many women try reducing the period pain by taking painkillers, but sadly, they have their own side-effects. Most women are unaware about the fact that the painful cramps during periods can be reduced to a good extent using effective natural remedies that are free from any kind of side-effect.
To address the problem of your painful periods, try the following tips and make periods less of a pain.
1. Eat More Greens
Dark leafy green vegetables are a source of magnesium, calcium, and many other micronutrients which are good for mediating muscle contractions. They are also considered to be mildly cleansing, which is what the body needs in a “stagnation” condition. They also have a mild diuretic effect, which reduces bloating.
2. Cut Down on Coffee
Caffeine makes blood vessels constrict and cause the vessels that feed the uterus to tighten more than they do in non-coffee drinkers. Avoid coffee at least a week before your period to reduce the severity of your periodic cramps.
3. Use a Heating Pad
A heating pad or hot water bottle is a simple, tried and tested way to reduce muscle spasms and provide you some relief during your painful periods.
Milk is a great source of calcium which is a good cure of cramps. Drink at least two glasses of milk during periods. In case you dislike milk, you can also take calcium chewables.
Papaya contains ‘papain’ an enzyme that helps to regulate and helps to ease the flow during menstruation. Have a plate full of papaya during and before your periods to reduce your agony.
6. Carrots and Aloe vera
Carrots assist in regulating menstruation. A tall glass of carrot juice can go a long way in making you feel much better. Aloe Vera juice with honey is also well known to ease the flow and reducing the pain.
7. Hot Shower
Have a hot shower. Concentrate the flow of water on your back and abdomen.
8. Lavender Oil
Applying lavender oil around your stomach is known to help relieving cramps in just 10 to 15 minutes.
9. Massage your Abdomen
Lie down and prop your feet up. From your reclined position, gently massage your lower back and abdomen. This can help relax the muscles and relieve the pain. Make sure you don’t press too hard as that can cause more pain instead of relief.