How to Reduce Menstrual Pain by Home Remedies

by Syeda Raiha Bukhari October 16, 2017 0 Comments

How to Reduce Menstrual Pain by Home Remedies

Menstrual pain is a common part of  the menstrual cycle. It can range from mild to severe depending upon several factors which are causing them and your daily routine is composed of these problem causing fractions and you don't even know about them. Well, you don't need not to worry anymore because here is a mention of these daily life factors that are becoming reasons for your menstrual pain along with their solutions:


According to the experts, the sugar levels in your body fluctuate during your time of the month. So consuming too much sugar while on your period is bad for you because it messes with your already messed up sugar levels. Sugar can also cause inflammation and make your cramps worse.

Salty Foods

When you’re on your period you really want to eat something that is among your favourite meals. But that’s probably a bad idea. Salty foods such as chips can cause water retention and thus bloating. Also avoid processed foods and ready meals because they tend to contain a lot more salt such as deep fried or fast foods are heaped in salt.

Lack of Sleep

Periods cause sleep problems. Lots of women report a lack of sleep and this is due to PMS, cramps,and a rise in body temperature among other reasons.Various studies have shown that a lack of sleep lowers your pain threshold. Less serotonin is produced when you don’t sleep enough, which can result in an increased sensitivity to pain.


Overweight or obese women are more likely to suffer from period pain. If you have lots of fat cells,these can change into a weak type of estrogen production. The extra estrogen might lead to a menstrual disorder and cause prolonged, heavy period.


Stress can cause all kinds of health problems. In a study, women were asked to note down their levels of stress and levels of period pain over twelve months. The study showed that the women who reported a high level of stress were twice as likely to suffer from period pain in their next cycle than the women who had low stress levels. The results clearly show the link between stress and period pain.

Remedies For Menstrual Pain

Now here are some quick remedies to get over your period pain:

Heating Pad or Bottle

You can a warm cloth or a heating pad to heal the pain. Just place that heating bottle or pad over your tummy and heat transportation to your body will help to alleviate the pain. Applying heat to your abdomen and lower back may relieve pain. A 2012 study focused on women 18 to 30 years old who had regular menstrual cycles found that a heat patch at 40°C was very effective.

Turn to Tea 

Certain teas may help relieve menstrual cramps. For instance, ginger tea, cinnamon tea or peppermint can help.For ginger tea,

  • Boil slices of ginger, honey, and a pinch of salt for 4 – 6 minutes and drink twice daily.
  • Steep ½ teaspoon of ginger (either dried powder or grated) in a cup of boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes and drink three times daily for best results.

Moreover, peppermint can also help you with menstrual cramps, you just need to follow these steps:

  • Add a teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves or powder to a cup of boiling water.
  • Remove the heat and steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Strain the tea and add sugar, if desired.
  • Drink 1 – 2 times daily.


Aspirin and ibuprofen lessen pain and make you cramp less overall. Keep a small stash in your makeup bag or car so you're not searching when you need it most. It can also help make your flow a little lighter. But it's preferable to eat healthy food and stay away from pain-killers as much as possible.

Improve your Diet

Following are some quick tips regarding a healthy diet:

  • Drink as much water as possible to prevent painful bloating during menstruation.  Drink warm or hot water will increase blood flow to the skin and relax cramped muscles.
  • Eat water-based food or fruits such as celery, watermelon, cucumber, berries, and lettuce to increase hydration and get relief from cramps.
  • Eat foods containing calcium such as milk, other dairy products, sesame seeds, almonds, and leafy green vegetables to reduce muscle cramping during menstruation
  • Avoid coffee and other caffeinated products. Instead, eat soothing ginger, mint teas, or hot water with lemon.
  • Eat yogurt and banana to soothe cramps.

Take Warm Bath

Take a mineral bath to get relief from cramps. Add a cup of sea salt and a cup of baking soda to water. Soak for 15 – 20 minutes to relax muscles.

Syeda Raiha Bukhari
Syeda Raiha Bukhari