5 home remedies to try

According to the Ifop study, almost one in two women suffers from painful periods. Between cramps, migraines, nausea, fatigue: many women experience painful cycles. Today we offer these warriors some grandmother’s remedies to relieve menstruation, which are well hidden in our cottage. Do you have painful periods? Here are 5 home remedies to relieve painful menstrual cramps.

Dysmenorrhea? Quesaco?

The pain we feel during our period called dysmenorrhea. This is the medical term given to pelvic abdominal pain that precedes or accompanies menstruation. These the pain may last a day or twoand can be felt earlier even during your period. Usually found in the lower abdomen, these pains sometimes extend to the thighs and back. There are also many other diseases such as migraine, fatigue, nausea, bloating, breast pain, etc.

The pains felt in the lower abdomen and back are real associated with the contractions of your uterus. This contraction is caused by the overproduction of prostaglandins, which are substances secreted by the endometrium and which induce contractions.

But what to do to fight this disease? Well, here are some remedies will effectively relieve your body.

1 – Massages to combat menstrual pain

The first solution when you suffer from painful periods is massage. Massage will do you good, it’s a completely natural remedy and it doesn’t have to be expensive. For a very effective massage, grandmothers recommend using oils, and or essential oils to complete the treatment as much as possible.

The most effective are antispasmodic products that completely relieve the area. The ideal oils for this moment of relaxation are lsweet almond oil, evening primrose oil and jojoba oil. For essential oils, we advise you to applytropical basil essential oil, of Ylang-Ylang essential oil or even of Roman Chamomile essential oil. If you don’t have these oils on hand, no problem! Your olive oil will do the trick. Once the oil is applied, feel free to let it penetrate well and massage it gently into the lower abdomen area. You can do this massage for 5 to 10 minutes.

2 – The hot water bottle

The hot water bottle is the ancestral remedy par excellence. Highly regarded for its effectiveness, the hot water bottle quickly soothes menstrual cramps. Its analgesic effect is due to the heat that comes from it. The hot water bottle will arrive relax the muscles of the lower abdomen and will reduce contractions while improving blood circulation. It is preferable to pose for 1 hour in the place. Again, if you don’t have a hot water bottle, don’t panic! A warm compress will do the trick, the most important thing is to put a good source of heat near the lower abdomen.

3 – Adopt a relaxed position

One of the main pains during menstruation is cramps. The latter is sometimes so intense that it is difficult to stand! It is highly recommended for women who are sufferinguse the so-called fetal position. This posture will allowless stress in the lower part of the stomach and greatly relieves the pain. Also a big positive point: this position reduces the risk of leakage of blood, quite useful, isn’t it?

If you have enough energy left, you can too try different yoga poses. They are very effective against pain and allow the muscles to relax as much as possible. There are different postures such as that of a child, of a dog upside down, and even of a pigeon. Don’t worry, the names may sound scary, but these poses are actually very effective.

4 – Good herbal teas

Yarrow is a plant very effective in removing painful menstruation. Yarrow infusion taken twice a day (and if possible starting two days before her cycle and continuing during her period), brings relief and comfort. This plant has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lady’s Mantle is ideal for women with heavy periods which often causes severe pain. When infused and consumed, this plant will reduce bleeding and soothe sore breasts. You can prepare it by putting 8 tablespoons of leaves, poured into a good liter of water.

Lemon balm relieves stomach pain and also relieves anxiety disorders, stress and anxiety during this period. Because unfortunately it happens that the disease goes beyond the physical phase by becoming psychic. You can consume it in the morning, to be taken as herbal tea (2 to 4 teaspoons of leaves steeped in 1 cup of hot water for 5 min).

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5 – Adapt your lifestyle

there is various substances to avoid to relieve pain. Salt and wine are part of it! Both are diuretics, so they increase your urine output! So it’s very difficult for your stomach to dislodge. Salt and alcohol are also responsible for water retention, which doesn’t help your cycle!

Tobacco is also on the prohibited list: it strongly promotes cramps. Finally, it’s dairy products that don’t interfere with your period. They increase the production of prostaglandins in your body. If they are too present, they promote contraction of the uterus, thus causing cramps.

As it concerns the right ingredients for your cyclewe find foods rich in Omega-3 such as some fish, fruits and vegetables, foods based on slow sugars, foods rich in good vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins but also (and especially water)! The more water you drink, the better your body can deplete itself and fight water retention.

You now know the hidden secrets of our ancestors to fight the rules. Although these solutions are effective, unfortunately they are not miracles. If the pain is very severe and continues even after the bleeding, do not hesitate to contact your doctor as soon as possible. And you, do you know any other remedies to fight these painful periods? After all, grandmothers aren’t the only ones who can give us good advice!

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