Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps


As a woman, you must be well aware of the painful menstrual cramps. A menstrual cramp is the pain which occurs in the lower abdomen region and also sometimes extends to the hips, thighs and lower back. While most of the girls suffer from these mild cramps particularly in the first two days of their cycle, there are few who have prolonged and severe cramps.

Though it is true that menstrual cramps are a biological part of a woman’s life, they are something which can be treated and prevented. While most of us are aware about medications to relieve menstrual cramps, these cramps can also be treated in a natural way. Given below are such simple, yet effective home remedies for menstrual cramps.

One of the simplest ways to reduce the pain associated with menstrual cramps is by applying a hot bottle on the affected area. Taking a hot bath or placing a hot bottle on the lower back or abdomen region is helpful. If you have cramps in your lower back region, you should try to provide it with rest. Avoid standing for too long and also do not lift heavy weight stuff during these days.

Deep breathing, yoga, meditation and mild exercises like swimming and walking can help in de-stressing your mind and body along with helping in providing relief from menstrual cramps. These gentle exercises also help in increased blood circulation and stretching of muscles. Massaging your lower back is another way of releasing tension and pain.

Along with exercise and rest, you need proper diet. Eat calcium-rich foods such as green leafy vegetables and yogurt. Also, keep your body hydrated and warm drinks like herbal teas are particularly effective during these days. Thus, follow these simple home remedies to naturally prevent and treat the problem of menstrual cramps.

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  • Haeleigh

    I tried everything under the sun: birth control pill, accupuncture, chinese herbs, painkillers, etc. NOTHING helped until I took 500 mgs of magnesium.

    It turns out that menstrual cramps are caused by magnesium deficiency. The American diet is very lacking in magnesium. You can take up to 250 mgs of Magnesium every 1-2 hours during your period to ease cramps. I have really severe ones but do not need that much.