Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps can be unbearable for many women. The hormone ‘Prostaglandin’ has been blamed for causing menstrual cramps in women during menstruation.
Prostaglandin causes muscle contractions. This hormone accumulates in the uterine wall during the menstrual cycle. A woman who has too much of the hormone will experience severe muscle cramps when she gets her period hence causing her pain and discomfort.
Listed below are a few home remedies for menstrual cramps.
Consume foods rich in the following vitamins:
  • Vitamin A (regulates estrogen levels) – Carrots, Cod Liver Oil
  • Magnesium (maintains muscle function) – Halibut, Beans, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Avocadoes, Bananas, Apricots, Raisins, Dates
  • Omega-6 fatty acid
Drink Herbal Teas
Chamomile Tea – Brings relief to menstrual cramps.
To make the tea, pour hot water (not boiling) into a cup.  Add two teaspoons chamomile powder/herbs into the cup. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and drink. 

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