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15 Best Natural Remedies To Help Kick Away Period Cramps

Period cramps are awful. When I was younger, my period cramps were so painful that I used to doze all day on my bed in my blanket with a hot water bag resting on me. But it also meant that I would miss work and school, which was bad. 

Periods are a monthly scare, and it's better if we don't let the flow dictate our life. If you too are with me and want to kick off those period cramps, then read this story. These natural remedies will help you curb your cramps and they won't even harm your body. 

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15 Best Natural Remedies To Help Kick Away Period Cramps

15 Best Natural Remedies To Help Kick Away Period Cramps

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1. Hot water bottle to rescue

1. Hot water bottle to rescue

Using a hot water bottle is a great home remedy to fight that pain. When heat is applied to an area of internal pain, it activates the heat buds in our body. You can even go hug your honey. It's about being cozy anyways.

2. Go for a short jog or a walk

2. Go for a short jog or a walk

The best way to get rid of cramps is to get moving. Wear your joggers, put on your shoes. Exercise will help loosen the lining from the uterus and clots.

3. Stretch..Stretch.

3. Stretch..Stretch.

The frog pose is the best remedy for the cramps as it targets the pelvic area. You can do it easily at home. Take your legs wider than your hip width, feet turned out. You now need to lower yourself forward resting on your elbows and gently rocking your hips forward and backward enjoying the stretch.

4. Ginger

4. Ginger

Ginger is a proven anti-inflammatory agent. You can boil ginger molasses in water and add in lemon making a zesty drink.

5. Fennel seeds

5. Fennel seeds

Fennel is known for helping digestion, reduce bloating. These seeds taste like black licorice but it would be good to consult a doctor before trying any home remedy.

6. Use an ice pack

6. Use an ice pack

Some people prefer the cold remedies than the hot water ones. A cold pack will decrease inflammation and help you cool down comfortably.

7. Drink oodles of water

7. Drink oodles of water

Staying dehydrated is very important especially when you are on your period. Carry a reusable water everywhere with you.

8. Yoga

8. Yoga

Yoga relaxes your body and mind. But 'downward facing dog' is very effective in relieving pain. Try a hot yoga and feel your cramps fading away.

9. Take a nice soothing bath.

9. Take a nice soothing bath.

Being sweaty and, soak in the tub. Candles, bath bombs, Epsom salts and maybe a glass of wine. The warm water will help your body relax. Moreover, a little pampering won't harm.

10. Sip on some Chamomile tea

10. Sip on some Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is known for having Glycin, that is a chemical for spasms and cramps.

11. Avoid your cup of joe

11. Avoid your cup of joe

Coffee contains caffeine and it causes unnecessary bloating. It is also an inflammatory agent which can possibly irritate your internal organs.

12. Indulge in Pinot Noir

12. Indulge in Pinot Noir

Cheers! Why? Because our glass of fun contains a compound called resveratrol has been shown to reduce cramps and contractions.

13. Stay away from fried food

13. Stay away from fried food

Resist eating fried food. You might be having worldwide cravings like french fries and churros, trust me you got to hold that urge and eat loads of fruits instead.

14. Gorge on chocolate

14. Gorge on chocolate

Give your chocolate cravings wings and let yourself gorge on dark chocolate. It boosts endorphins, which is a painkiller and reduces stress and put you in a better mood.

15. Not to forget, the big "O"

15. Not to forget, the big "O"

Yes, having an orgasm while you are on your period helps a lot in the pain. Orgasms stimulate the pelvic region, making it easier to expel blood from the uterus. It's also a way to relax and soak in all the happy hormones.

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