Menstrual flow is a always a dreadful period for some women because of the unbearable cramps and the general discomfort that comes with it. Some go as far as canceling their schedule for two or more days due to the painful cramps. Here is what some women face when they are on their monthly flow.

  • Pain that starts 1 to 3 days before your period, and intensifies after the start of your period.
  • Cramping pain in your lower abdomen.
  • Ache
  • Pain that radiates to your lower back and thighs
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

If you face any of these symptoms, here are some home remedies that could make you fell better.

Drink Warm Water

Warm or hot water is usually better for cramps, as hot liquids increase blood flow to your skin and may relax cramped muscles. Also drinking water helps with bloating during menstruation.

Use Something Hot On Your Abdomen

Using heating pads, warm towels or warm socks filled with oats or rice grains can relax the muscles and relieve cramps.  Another option is to get yourself soaked in a warm bath, which can help relax the muscles in the abdomen, back, and legs.

Drink Ginger And Tumeric Tea

Consuming ginger and turmeric tea can help calm painful cramps fast. Turmeric can also help relax your muscles and prevent painful uterus contractions.


Physical activity is actually a natural pain reliever. Try moderate-intensity aerobic exercises like walking or light jogging. This type of physical activity can reduce bloating and the pain of cramping. Aerobic exercise helps your blood circulation and the release of “feel-good hormones” called endorphins.

Stomach Massage.

Massaging your lower abdomen can relax the pelvic muscles and alleviate cramping. You can gently rub a massage oil, or coconut oil into your skin to help this process. If you do these and the pain is still intense, do not hesitate to see a specialist as this may be a case of endometriosis.

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