5 Natural Remedies For Menstrual Cramps

September 9, 2015
5 Natural Remedies For Menstrual Cramps

Sick and tired of nursing a tender back and upset stomach when it comes to that time of the month? Put away your usual ibuprofen and try some of these natural remedies which can cure even the worst menstrual cramps.

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Ginger tea

Swap green for ginger tea, which is actually proven to reduce pain over the length of your cycle. If the taste is too bitter at first, add one teaspoon of honey or a splash of lemon juice to make it sweeter.

Apple cider vinegar

Cleanse your body with a shot of apple cider vinegar which helps to regulate blood clotting and will relax the muscles of your uterus. It also helps to take some extra time off your cycle – who knew!

Fish oil

Supplements such as fish oil and other B vitamins are ideal if you’re looking for a long-term solution to chronic menstrual cramps. They specifically target fatigue, nausea, and headaches so you can get on with your day.


Enjoy 2 teaspoons of fresh oregano each morning before breakfast to cleanse your body and eliminate menstrual cramps. Oregano is packed with thymol and carvacrol which help to relax the uterus and decrease tension.

Heating pad

Finally, use a heating pad, which is a lifesaver if you suffer from back pain, abdominal cramping, or both! Simply warm it up in the microwave, wrap it in a tea-towel, then sit back and relax.

What are some of your natural remedies for menstrual cramps?

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