Types Of Remedies To Relieve Menstrual Pain

Menstrual cramps are the most uncomfortable part of a woman lives, they have to go through the nasty pain every month and still carry out their daily routine. Hydration is a common remedy to stop menstrual pain, and so is using a heating pad. But many of us experience severe pain especially those who go through dysmenorrhea, which cannot go away with these basic remedies. Therefore here is something you can use to ease out your period pain. If you are a person who doesn’t want drugs to enter your body and want to heal your body naturally, this article is a must-read for you.


Cinnamon is a magic ingredient for our body, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties. Cinnamon can also help people suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Cinnamon does not only effectively reduce period cramps but also menstrual bleeding.

What to do:

Take 1 glass of water add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it. Bring it to boil and drink it twice or thrice during your first day of period. You can even add 1 tablespoon of honey to it to sweeten the liquid.


Dill has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Consuming dill during our monthly cycle can effectively reduce menstrual pain. Dill can be easily found in supermarkets and general stores around us.

What to do:

You can consume dill by incorporating them into your salad, curries, soups, rice, or beans. If you have dill powder with you then, add it in a glass of water or simply soak dill into water overnight and boil it before consuming.

Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds are anti-inflammatory helps to relax our uterus which leads to a reduction of menstrual cramps. It will also effectively eliminate the discomfort caused during periods.

What to do:

Take 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds, add it into 1 glass of water. Heat the water for up to 5 minutes. Strain the liquid, add honey, and drink it thrice a day for excellent results. The usage of honey is completely optional.


Ginger can be beneficial for our health since it can do wonders to our immunity. Ginger is said to be as good as the NSAIDs for menstrual cramps. Consuming ginger during the first three days of your cycle will for sure relieve your pain.

What to do:

You can increase the intake of ginger in your diet or just add ginger to boiling water. Strain the mixture on sip it in for making your cramps disappear.


Exercising during periods might seem an extremely painful task but it isn’t. Exercise can help you in many ways and also during periods. It will reduce the extra bloating and of course you period pain. Additionally, it helps blood circulation and releases the feel-good hormones into our bloodstream.

What to do:

Do moderate-intensity exercise like walking, jogging, etc. Yoga poses such as the Baddha Konsana, Supta Baddha Konsana, child pose or Balasana, Upavistha Konasana, Bharadvaja, Viparita Karani and Janu Sirasana will effectively eliminate your cramps.

Herbal tea

Herbal tea works great for our bodies but we aren’t aware of those benefits. Herbal Tea is exceptional for reducing period cramping naturally. During the period the muscles inside our womb contracts which causes cramps, herbal tea helps to ease out these muscles.

What to do:

Not every herbal tea can help you reduce your menstrual pain, only a handful of them can. Chamomile tea, Lemon Balm tea, Peppermint tea, and Dandelion tea will work magic for your womb and make these tough days smoother for you.

Increase the intake of magnesium

Magnesium aids in preventing dysmenorrhea and preventing menstrual pain. Magnesium relaxes the muscles inside our uterus and also reduces the prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are a hormone-like substance in the body that results in contraction of the muscle. Furthermore, magnesium is also said to relieve symptoms of menopause and perimenopause.

What to do:

You don’t have to gulp down magnesium pills just eat food rich in magnesium and you will have your pain handled. Therefore, include salmon, spinach, tamarind, Potato with skin, cereals, soy nuts, tofu, almonds, cashew nuts, flaxseeds, peanut butter, cooked beans, and even some tasty chocolates into your period diet.

Cumin seeds

Cumin seeds works magic for your stomach, it helps in digestion, helps to get rid of acidity, and helps reduce bloating which ultimately decreases period pain. It will even cure your stomach as well as abdomen pain.

What to do:

Take 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, add it to 1 glass of water, and boil. Drink it twice a day to make you cramping disappear. It will also help you with indigestion which many times occurs during periods.

Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek is said to heal various problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. What we didn’t know was that fenugreek seeds can help us with menstrual cramps too. It focuses on healing abdominal pain which is prominent during periods.

What to do:

There are different ways of eating fenugreek such as in the form of ladoos or curries. You can even have it by soaking about 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water for about 12 hours and then drink it up. Drink this every morning during your periods.


Massage encourages blood flow in our body. It helps in healing the symptoms of tightness, pressure, cramping as well as bloating. Massaging your body with certain essential oils will help you even more. Research suggests that these oils contain compounds that can help us get rid of our pain and soothe dysmenorrhea.

What to do:

Massage your stomach and your abdomen for 5 minutes thrice or twice a day during periods. You can even massage when you are experiencing severe pain. Massage gently with the following essential oils; clary sage oil, lavender oil, marjoram oil, rose oil, clove oil, ylang-ylang oil, and peppermint oil.

Soak up the sun

Sunlight provides us with vitamin-D. Vitamin-D when accompanied by a good amount of sleep can solve various physical problems. It can help people suffering from chronic back pain and arthritis and even period pain.

What to do:

Take early morning walks during periods to soak up some sunlight. These will provide you with vitamin-D and also ensure smooth blood flow into your body since you would be walking too.

Avoid certain things from your diet

The food we eat affects our bodies in several ways. What you eat during periods can regulate your period pain. Certain food items can make your cramps worst, so make sure that you be careful regarding what you eat during your periods.

What to do:

Be careful, not to include the following food items into your diet during periods; caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, red meat, fried food, food with high salt content, food high in fats, refined grains, and processed foods.

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