Strolling along the beach, going out for a shopping spree or over a cup of coffee with your best amigo is what every girl enjoys doing. But, then there comes a few days during every month that makes her dull and dizzy. Those are the days when a woman is down, i.e., she is experiencing her menstrual cycle of the month.
Sometimes, the cycle is so irregular and unpredictable that it can happen at any interval like after 2 weeks and sometimes lasts for 7 days, while natural one is supposed to last for 3 days. Some girls even experience unbearable cramps in the stomach due to the same.
Menstrual cramps are caused due to peeling of the uterine wall that is accompanied by a set of hormones, called prostaglandins. It is said that prostaglandins and pain are best buddies, and they occur together. Prostaglandins are the major cause of pain during delivery, as well. Apart from this, the uterus is devoid of blood, hence, muscles contract.
Proven Home Remedies to Treat Menstrual Pain
It is advisable to introduce a glass of milk in your breakfast as calcium in the milk works against pain and relieves you from it. If you are not ‘milk’ person, then you should chew calcium tablets, especially during the menstrual cycle, to ease out the pain.
Introduce more of papaya into your dietary intake, especially before the periods. Papaya contains an enzyme, papain, which is effective against menstrual pain. It makes the flow much smoother and easier during the menstruation.
Carrots are not just bliss for your eyes, but also for relieving you from the menstrual pain. Gynecologists suggest drinking a tall glass of carrot juice, as the carrots will regulate the proper flow during the menstruation.
4. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is bliss for almost all body ailments, and menstrual pain is not an exception to it. Mix a spoon of honey into aloe vera juice and consume it for a smooth and painless flow.
Lavender is very well-known for its calming and soothing properties. Applying lavender oil around stomach during the menstrual pain will relieve you from the pain in merely 10-15 minutes.
You should consume more of basil during menstrual pain as basil contains caffeic acid, which is a powerful analgesic (pain relieving). Use it in spices or add it to your herbal tea, and see how miraculous it is going to work.
7. Hot Bath
Take a hot shower concentrating on stomach and abdominal area. It will regulate the blood flow in that area, thus, providing you a soothing effect.
Ginger can be used as a pain relieving agent during the menstrual cycle. Besides, it can also be helpful in making your irregular periods regular. Ginger in tea is the best form to be consumed for effective benefits.
9. Citrus Fruits
Consuming citrus fruits enhances the iron level in your body, thus, can be effective in making your menstruation painless. So, consume citrus fruits or take them in liquid form, like juice, etc.
As I have told you that uterus is devoid of blood, fennel acts as an excellent agent in improving circulation in the ovaries. You can boil the fennel with a glass of water, strain it and drink the fennel water for getting rid of the pain.
It is really important to exercise regularly. Many women omit exercises, especially when they are down, but that is an absolutely wrong approach to it. Exercise will keep the blood flow smooth in your body, including the pelvic region, and will keep the pain at bay.
Menstrual pain is sometimes caused due to nutritional deficiencies in your body as you might not be consuming a balanced diet. You can intake brown rice, which is rich in vitamin B6 and will help you in reducing bloating. You can also rely on walnuts and pumpkin seeds to ease out the cramps, as they are rich in manganese.
13. A Big No to Junk Food
During menstruation, you should keep a watch on your eating habits. You should restrict yourself from consuming fatty and junk foods, like burgers, pasta, etc. Besides, you should also not consume alcoholic and carbonated beverages, such as cold drinks, etc.