Hello there, all owners of the vagina. It’s no surprise that the vagina goes into war for a duration of one week every month. And during this time of the month, we women tend to go through A LOT of emotions, struggles, uneasiness and CRAMPS!
Some of you girls who go through a cramp-less period – not tryna be mean here, but ya’ll have it slightly easier. And then there are girls who go through cramps like their vagina is practically ripping into tiny pieces. Not forgetting the back pain, headache and tiredness that follow.
But did you know that there are certain Ayurvedic treatments that can ease your period pain? Hold up – lemme get this out of the way – period cramps are always going to be there, because the lining of your uterine wall is shedding during your menstruation, and your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Experiencing menstrual cramps is part and parcel of life, and there is really no permanent way to get rid of it.
However, there are a few natural ways to help ease the many levels of pains we go through during our menstruation cycle. Speaking of which, I’ve listed a few Ayurvedic herbs below that can help ease period cramps.
1. Methi Seeds – Fenugreek
Methi seeds, also known as fenugreek, is a typical kitchen herb that has amazing benefits in easing period discomfort. Soak a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water overnight. The next morning, you may drink it with the seeds, or you can remove them. If the taste bothers you, you may also stir in a tiny teaspoon of black salt.
Fenugreek is known for its ability to heal inflammation as well as pain, due to its amazing antioxidant, antispasmodic and diuretic properties.
2. Ghritkumari – Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is also known for its many health benefits when it comes to curing period cramps. Every morning, before consuming anything, sip a glass of aloe vera juice and you’ll notice a significant improvement in your health, especially during your period.
Aloe vera juice can be consumed three to five days before the onset of cramps if you are unable to take it every day. You can even keep drinking it on and off while you’re on your period.
3. Till Ka Tell – Sesame Oil
Since sesame oil is rich in linoleic acid and packed with numerous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, sesame oil is considered a life saver when it comes to easing period cramps.
All you need to do is: whenever you feel those cramps creeping up, gently massage your lower abdomen with sesame oil in gentle, downward strokes. For best results, you may want to slightly warm the oil, and then apply a little warmth with a hot water bag over a light blanket.
4. Ajwain – Carom Seeds
Ajwain, more widely known as carom seeds, is also a simple kitchen remedy that can totes help ease that time of the month for you. Ajwain is known to be effective in relieving menstrual abdominal as well as muscular cramps.
The best way to make use of Ajwain when on your period is to make a warm cup of Ajwain tea. Add two pinches of carom seeds into two cups of water. Let it boil down till the water reduces to half, and then you may strain the water, add some honey for taste and there ya have it. A simple Ajwain tea to help with those nasty period cramps.
5. Cumin Seeds
Cumin seeds are so often used in Indian food – and really, there’s so much more to them than adding flavours to your cooking. A cup of cumin tea can help lots with reducing menstrual cramps. Boil a cup of water in a pan and add a spoonful of cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds soak and boil for a little while. Then strain it and you can now enjoy a warm cup of cumin tea.
6. Bhutakesi – Corydalis Govaniana
Bhutakesi, also known by its scientific name ‘Corydalis Govaniana’, is a type of herb that is found in the Himalayas. Bhutakesi has been commonly prescribed for period cramps for generations, and is a home period remedy in many Indian households.
To a cup of boiling water, add 1 to 2 grams of Bhutakesi powder. Let it boil for some time. Later, strain it and add some honey for taste – and there ya have it. A warm tea which not only helps ease your period cramps, but also sets you in a good mood for the whole day.
And there ya go. The next time period cramps come to destroy your day, make some ayurvedic tea, relax and let the ayurvedic goodness take over.
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