Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Soothe the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps with these simple home remedies.

A common malady known to women is the monthly dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps that is of course brought about by the menstrual cycle.  Often it is a combination of pain from around the area of the abdomen and the pelvis.  Although it is not the same for all women, with the severity of pain varying significantly, from minor to debilitating pain, the inconvenience it brings cannot be underrated.  Severe throbbing pain in the lower back and lower abdominal area usually interferes with the usual daily routine and cramps could last for more than a day. Some women even have to deal with other symptoms that include vomiting and nausea, dizziness, sweating and even loose tools known as menstrual diarrhea.

Unknown to many, the inconvenience and discomfort of menstrual pain that many women suffer one or two days each month could be lessened or totally removed with the aid of these some helpful home remedies:

Homemade Heating Pad

A heating pad is good to alleviate the pain and discomfort.  But if you don’t have one, it is easily to do a homemade heating pad by getting an old sock and filling it with either flaxseeds or uncooked rice.  Put inside the microwave oven for about 1-2 minutes and you get yourself an instant heating pad that you can put over your lower back and abdomen to lessen the pain

Chamomile Tea for Menstrual Cramps

Chamomile is known for aromatherapy but it is also good for gynecologic problems associated with the menstrual cycle.  It is available as chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers could be added to a cup of boiling water for a soothing chamomile tea.  Let it steep and add honey or sugar if desired.

For best results, start a preventive measure by drinking this tea about 2 or 3 days before the menstrual period is due.  During the duration of the period, increase the intake to 2 cups a day for a more effective remedy.

Ginger Root Tea to soothe pain

Even if ginger root tea is best known for colds and other respiratory problems, it is also capable of relieving the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps.  Just get a handful of ginger root from your kitchen or from your herb garden.  Wash them carefully, slice or crush the pieces and add them to a boiling water.  Allow the water with the pieces of ginger root to simmer for about 15 minutes.  Then pour the tea to drinking mug using a strainer to separate the ginger root.  Adding honey or sugar can be done if so desired.