How many of us women dread ‘that time of the month’? Those five uncomfortable days can be painful. The pain maybe severe in some women and mild in some and a lucky few do not have pain at all. Some of us miss work while some others avoid doing house chores.
Life seems to come to a stop and women not only feel irritated but also very restricted during this trying time. Women go through a lot of painful sensations from acute repeated pains in the stomach, lower back and abdomen to wave pains that begin in the abdomen and go down to the thighs.
There are many medications available in the market to combat menstruation pain. Some are simple off the counter pain killers while some are prescribed by the doctors. Most of these medications have side effects such as headache, diarrhoea, nausea and dizziness and maybe harmful in the long run. Let us learn about a few natural remedies that can be made at home to cure menstruation pain.
Effective Home Remedies For Menstruation Pain
It is important to drink a lot of fluids during periods. Drinking parsley juice mixed with any vegetable juice especially carrot helps in reducing pain and you can go about the day without stressing yourself out. It also helps with the blood flow.
Banana And Banana Leaf
Banana is a magic fruit indeed! Eating 3 or 4 bananas a day helps in reducing incessant stomach and lower backaches which most women suffer from.
For getting relief from sever cramps, fry a small piece of banana leaf in a very little oil and eat it. You can also mix the fried leaf in yogurt (curd) for consumption.
Sesame Seeds bring great flavour to food but did you know they are also very effective menstruation pain relievers? There are two ways of consuming sesame seeds. Firstly is to boil the seeds in water, strain it and drink it once it has cooled down and secondly you may just mix sesame seeds in water and drink the whole a few times a day.
Consuming raw papaya is very beneficial for women who are menstruating. It only relieves pain but also corrects menstrual issues such as low bleeding or excess bleeding.
Who doesn’t love the smell of coriander? Boiling coriander seeds in water and consuming it, gives relief from severe pain and excess bleeding. Since the mixture is very bitter you may add honey or sugar to it.
If you are someone who goes through painful periods it is important that you take ample rest and drink a lot of fluids. In addition to the above remedies you may also drink green tea in place of your regular tea or coffee, avoid smoking and alcohol. Though the pain does not last all through the period it does last long enough for women to miss work and use harmful pain killers.