Women can vouch that menstrual cramps are the worst things that ever happened to them, month after month. These are sometimes, accompanied by abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, pain in the uterus, headaches, migraine, extreme tiredness and even depression. For some women, it even means swelling in the breasts.
One of the easiest home remedies for menstrual cramps is to roll a towel and put it in the microwave for a while. It can then be wrapped gently around the waist and the stomach, or simply placed over the tummy for that cozy feeling and gradual relief.
Some lime pickle with vinegar is so yummy to eat, and does the trick of passing out the blood clots through the uterus effortlessly. Also, warm milk soothes the nerves, thus enabling one to have a sound sleep and leaving one relaxed the next morning.
Tucking a hot water bottle between a pillow and the stomach really proves helpful too, and is one of the best known home remedies for menstrual cramps. Thermacare Menstrual Heating pads available in the market are a boon for women whose profession demands them to be constantly on their toes.
Even for those who do not know of any home remedies for menstrual cramps, they would still feel their muscles relax under a hot shower. Adding one cup of sea salt and one cup of baking soda to lukewarm water in the bathtub and treating oneself to reading a book in it is really magical.
An Ibuprofen or Aspirin can be bought from over the counter, and taken for quick relief. Also, sipping Chamomille tea is very soothing during cramps.
Warm liquids like lemonades and hot herbal tea are also comforting during menstrual cramps.