Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Try drinking hot teas that are non-caffeinated such as:

Raspberry Tea Leaf Tea tastes like black tea without the caffeine if you are not a fan of herbal teas. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce muscle spasms and is highly effective at soothing cramps. Drinking raspberry leaf tea regularly also supports reproductive health.

Rose Tea is a magic elixir for our skin and balances our hormones. It’s anti-inflammatory and soothing properties help to reduce menstrual cramps and studies show that it helps calm mood swings that many women experience during their periods. It’s also high in anti-oxidants which supports collagen production in our skin.

Chamomile Tea is a great option if you experience cramps or insomnia during, or nearing your period. Many studies show that the relaxing properties of chamomile tea helps to reduce menstrual pain and anxiety. It will also help you rest well during your period cycle which is important.

Use a hot water bag

Heat helps to sooth and relax tense our uterus muscles which causes cramps during our mentrual cycles by reducing the tightening of blood vessels and improving the blood flow to the uterus. When our blood vessels are relaxed, any blood clots are also more easily released.

Gentle exercises

Gentle exercises like yoga, going for a walk or a light jog can help alleviate menstrual pain by increasing your blood circulation and the release of “feel-good hormones” called endorphins.   Analgesia [pain relief] is produced when we exercise and it helps to burn the prostaglandins or chemicals released during menstruation that cause muscle contractions.

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