Every woman has dealt with the most terrible period crampsat least a few times in our life. So we're here with a few cramp relief tips to make sure that you can be pain free. Cramps are caused because of an excess of
prostaglandins a hormone created in your body that causes your uterus to squeeze or contract and then ultimately shed its lining. So your cramps are actually just contractions in your uterus. Things like caffeine sugar and salt can dehydrate your body making your cramps even worse
and will even cause bloating. So as much as we love a morning cup of coffee
a sweet treat or salty snack it’s best to skip these during your period. This remedy makes it to the top of a list
because it always works like a charm! The heat from the hot water bottle helps with
cramps in your uterus just like muscle cramps in any other part of your body and will always be your
best friend during your time of the month.
Chamomile tea is extremely soothing for your
entire body and will help your contracting muscles to relax. It also acts as a natural sedative so it will
help you get some sleep through the pain. Fenugreek has pain relieving properties and
also relieves water retention and bloating. To use it soak 2 teaspoons of the seeds in one
glass of water overnight and then drink it to reduce cramping. Just like fenugreek Ginger has anti-inflammatory
and pain relieving properties that could definitely help reduce your cramps. Take 1/8 teaspoon of ginger powder three times
a day for the first 2 to 3 days of your period to experience the benefits. You can also take Ginger extract capsules
after consulting with your doctor. Sesame oil is rich in linoleic acid has traditionally
been used for ages in ayurveda for pain relieving massages. Use it to massage your lower abdomen whenever
you experience camps. Using soothing essential oils to massage your
abdomen is also extremely helpful. Try mixing 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and
three drops of lavender oil and three drops of peppermint oil. The coconut oil acts as a carrier to allow
for safe application of the essential oil’s.
Lavender oil is soothing and relaxing and
the menthol in the peppermint oil is numbing and pain reducing. Instead of making your own essential oil blend there are also a variety of pain relief balms and gels available online. They contain ingredients like eucalyptus and menthol, just like our peppermint oil and can be used as often as needed just by applying it onto the area. We hope these methods help you stay comfortable
and pain-free during that time of the month! Until next time stay tuned and stay glamrs..