Almost all women will experience period pain at least once in their life, with some having severe enough discomfort that their lives are disrupted. The causes of period pain can include uterine contractions, fibroids, endometriosis, and other disorders of the reproductive system. Fortunately, no matter what may be causing your soreness, there are some safe, gentle and effective remedies you can use to ease your period pain and go about your day to day business.
A brief list of some of the best natural remedies for period pain would include:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil have been shown to significantly reduce the pain associated with periods. The acids work by reducing inflammation caused by the uterus contracting and relaxing to shed its lining. Krill oil is especially effective, although other fish oils will also work if krill is not available. To add more omega-3 acids to your meals, you can also eat more salmon and walnuts.
Essential Oil Massages
Massaging your abdomen and back with essential oils is one of the best ways to reduce period pain. Essential oil massages work especially well for pain that is caused by endometriosis. Clary sage, marjoram, and lavender are particularly effective, but they should be combined with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, before being applied on the skin.
Grate some fresh ginger into your tea if you suffer from period discomfort. Ginger contains properties that inhibit the action of prostaglandin and reduce pain. You can take your ginger remedies throughout the day or whenever you feel pain.
Cinnamon is widely known for its many health benefits. The spice helps to relieve period pain, and it also helps to combat other symptoms including nausea, bloating, and vomiting. You can take cinnamon in supplement form or add it to your tea, toast, or other meals.
Ladies Mantle Complex®
This is our herbal blend designed to address numerous areas of women's health. Menstrual cramps being one them.
This contains agnus castus If you suffer from painful periods, alongside other symptoms such as sore breasts, bloating, irritability and mood swings, this remedy can be really helpful.
Many women manage their pain with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and mefenamic acid. However, these can have side effects including irritation of the stomach lining. If you would prefer to avoid these nasty side effects, the natural remedies outlined above are a perfect alternative.