menstrual crampsMenstrual cramps (or dysmenorrhea) is quite a common health condition and every three of four women regularly suffer from an extreme discomfort and pains in abdominal area before and during their menstrual period. Some women experience only mild cramps and relatively soft pains, but sometimes the pains are severe and the woman can hardly do something else but using a powerful painkiller.

In addition, in most situations menstrual cramps are accompanied with nausea, heaviness in the stomach, headaches, low back pains, water retention, a lack of appetite, insomnia, extreme mood swings, depression, severe exhaustion and other very unpleasant symptoms. Are you looking for natural solutions, helpful tips and effective  homemade remedies for menstrual cramps? First what you need to do is to understand some processes that occur in your body before and during menstrual periods.

Specialists found out that such a thing as calcium deficiency and low levels of calcium in the blood, which start taking place in our body in 10-7 days before the menstruation begins, is one of the main factors responsible for excessive menstrual pains and cramps. Therefore, in order to prevent menstrual cramps and achiness, it is recommended to increase your intake of calcium 12-10 days before your period begins. In addition to that, you can use the following herbs and homemade natural solutions for this problem.

Homemade Remedies For Menstrual CrampsChamomile tea is among the most common and know herbal remedies for menstrual cramps. Also, it is possible to use special teas and herbal formulas like this one: take one tablespoon of  burdock and dandelion root, one teaspoon of licorice root and chaste tree berry, add a pinch of ginger root powder. Use 1 teaspoon of the mixture for preparing 200 ml of tea, and drink such tea 3 times a day before your period starts.

Other herbal remedies for menstrual cramps include horsetail, yarrow, crampbark, nettle, cinnamon, pennyroyal and raspberry leaf, oatsraw and others. To flavor the teas or formulas you can add peppermint or sassafras. Also, you can use lemon grass or ginger root teas to calm down cramps and other types of discomfort in your stomach and abdomen. You can use any of your favorite relaxing and calming essential oils for aromatherapy.

The best homemade remedies for menstrual cramps include various warming poultices which should be placed over the pelvic area. Those are good solutions for abdomen and low back pains. Soaking your feet in warm water can help to relieve swelling and aches. Within you menstrual period, avoid wearing high heels, as well as avoid eating too cold or too heavy meals. Choose the light foods rich in magnesium, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids. Before your period starts, do lots of physical exercises, like walking, jogging or other outdoor activities, to reduce muscle tension.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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