Most women dread when that time of the month is approaching as it's usually met with a whole host of discomfort, such as: backaches, cramps, headaches and nausea to name of few. But did you know the cure for that could be residing in your kitchen cupboard? let's get into it...
1. Cinnamon tea. Cinnamon contains anti-flammatory and antispasmodic properties that ease menstrual cramps, making that time of the month much more bearable.
2. Red raspberry leaf tea. There are two major hormones that control menstruation called progesterone and estrogen. When you have an hormonal imbalance between these two, you get symptoms of pms. Red raspberry leaf is known as the woman's herb and rightly so, for it cleanses the blood of excess hormones and minimises hormonal imbalance.
4. Chamomile tea. Chamomile contains properties that relieve muscle spasms helping to reduce the severity of cramps. It also reduces tension allowing you to feel more calm and relaxed.
5. Ginger tea. Some studies have found ginger to be just as effective as ibuprofen for relieving cramps as well as nausea. You may also want to grab a pack of crystallised ginger as it's an easy way of consuming ginger when you don't have a kettle readily available.
While it is more convenient to use tea bags, i would suggest buying everything in it's natural form just to get a higher dose of the minerals they contain. You may also want to make sure you increase your water intake as dehydration can aggravate cramps.
Have you tried any of the suggested teas for menstrual relief? if so, what was your experience?