Menstruation is a natural part of a woman’s life, but painful menstrual cramps are a very frustrating problem for many. While menstrual cramps are rarely a cause for concern, when severe, they can disrupt normal activities.
Cramps generally subside after the first two to three days of the period. Some women feel cramps just before the beginning of their period, too.
Menstrual cramps are due to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation.
Cramping can cause a dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, and radiate pain to the lower back and thighs.
Below are some homemade recipes to cure menstrual pain
Ginger is a wonder herb that can effectively ease menstrual cramps. This herb plays a key role in lowering the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins.
It also helps fight fatigue @ssociated with premenstrual syndrome and can make irregular periods regular.
To use, grate a small piece of ginger and boil it in a cup of water for five minutes. Strain it and add a little honey and lemon juice.
Drink this tea three times a day during your menstrual cycle.