Menstrual cramps, also medically known as dysmenorrhea, refer to a dull and throbbing pain, experienced by women, in the lower abdominal area during a menstrual period. A hormone called prostaglandins which causes inflammation and cramps. This hormone also triggers uterine muscle contraction that in turn causes menstrual cramping. Higher levels of prostaglandins are therefore associated with more severe menstrual cramps. For some women, their cramps might even interfere with their work, school, and daily activities. However, here are a number of effective natural remedies for menstrual cramps that can reduce inflammations and relieve pain during menstrual cycle.

1. Carom seeds and Jaggery

Boil 1 teaspoon of Carom seeds (Ajwain) in a cup of water for 5 minutes; then drink by adding Jaggery (Gurr) to taste. It is a highly beneficial and trial treatise to sooth menstrual cramps. 

2. Saffron with Milk

Mix half a teaspoon of Saffron in a glass of milk and drink this every day for menstrual cramp relief. Saffron is a powerful antioxidant that can treat chronic inflammatory conditions as well as reduce stress that may be causing period’s pain.

3. Cinnamon

Drink a glass of milk with a half-teaspoon Cinnamon every night to relieve cramps or sprinkle on toast or sweet rolls. This has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that relieve cramps.

4. Aloe Vera juice, Honey

Consuming Aloe Vera juice with honey is also well known to ease the flow and reducing the pain or blend ½ kg Aloe Vera pulp and ½ kg sugar in a blender and boil until become dense let cool and takes 1-2 tbls this syrup on an empty stomach daily until required results. It is a highly beneficial and trial treatment of dysmenorrhoea.

5. Parsley, Beet, Carrot, Broccoli, Cucumber Juices

Cramps, which are a result of menstrual irregularities, are relieved and frequently corrected entirely by the regular intake of parsley, beet, carrot, broccoli and cucumber juices. The recommended quantity is 75 ml of each of the five juices.

6. Sesame seeds, Almonds, Walnut

Make a paste of 1 walnut kernel or ½ teaspoon Sesame seeds powder 6-8 Almonds and mix with a cup of Milk, an Egg Yolk, and a teaspoon honey. Take a couple of times a day to relieve cramps t and spasmodic pain.

7. Wild yam

A great pain reliever is the Wild yam (Kachalu), its antispasmodic properties help with menstrual cramps. It contains ingredients that help support women's health and it is also used for female complications. You can take it in the form of a cream or you can take wild yam capsules.

8. Flax seeds

The women are usually suggested to consume 2 tbsp Flax seeds during their menstrual cycle for the best results. You can also sprinkle ground flax seed over your salad, morning cereal, a cup of yogurt or in a smoothie. Flax seeds reduce the production of prostaglandin in the body through its herbal agent. Prostaglandin is responsible for menstrual pain.

9. Turmeric powder, Milk

Mix One tea spoon of Turmeric (Haldi) powder in a big glass of water or hot milk and drink it down, it makes u feel better in a few minutes.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking soda

Mix well 2 Tbls of Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tsp of Baking soda in about 4 ounces of water. Take for 2 weeks before period and during the first two days of period. It work wonders in painful menstrual periods.

11. Mustard Seeds

Mustard (Sarson) is a laxative taking Mustard will help cramps tremendously. (Even leg cramps) You can take just plain yellow Mustard or you can find a mustard seed supplement.

12. Fish oil and Coconut oil

Take Fish oil capsules or eat Fish a day or two before your period. The Omega-3 acids found in fish have inflammatory properties, and reduce the abundance of prostaglandins which cause cramps in the first place. Taking Coconut oil is also good for dysmenorrhoea you have no pain and feel full of energy.

13. Nuts

Nuts are enriched with many vitamins and minerals. Nuts contain magnesium, Vitamin E, calcium and many nutrients that help to reduce menstrual cramps significantly especially walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds (rich in manganese, which eases cramps)

14. Vitamin D

Make sure your body has enough vitamin D is important in preventing menstrual cramps. A study found that high doses of vitamin D3 led to a significant decrease in menstrual cramps.

15. Calcium

Calcium is a good cure for cramps. Include a glass of milk in your breakfast. If you are not such a ‘milk’ person or are lactose intolerant about 600mg (2-4 tablets) of calcium chewable should do the trick.

16. Avoid foods

Cut off red meat and caffeine. They have properties that exacerbate the pain. During menstruation, avoid foods that cause bloating and water retention. Some of the biggest culprits include: fatty foods, alcohol, carbonated beverages.

17. Green Gram

Put an entire plant of Green Gram (Chholia) along with the root in warm water and take a bath with this water. It’s helpful in getting rid of painful menses. It may also be used for sitting steam bath.

18. Hot shower

Have a hot shower. Concentrate the flow of water on your back and abdomen. A hot water bag also helps to relieve discomfort.

19. Lavender oil

Applying Lavender oil around your stomach is known to help relieving cramps in just 10 to 15 mins.

20. Mustard Seeds warm water Soak

A tablespoon or two of powdered mustard in a basin of nice warm water can relieve cramps. Soak your feet in it to reap the relaxing effects.


1. Cinnamon

Steep one Cinnamon (Darcheeni) stick in a cup of boiling water and take this tea by adding Honey to taste twice a day during periods. This tea should be freshly prepared when needed. Cinnamon‘s anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties soothe severe menstrual cramps and pain.

2. Star anise

Steep in a cup of hot water Star anise (Badiyan) ½ tsp crushed NOT ground for about 10-15 minutes and takes it. It is a highly beneficial and trial treatment of dysmenorrhoea.

3. Fennel seeds

Crush 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Sonuf) into a powder. Add to 1 cup boiling water, steep five minutes, strain, and drink hot tea by adding salt to taste. Fennel cramp cure, this spice promotes better circulation to the ovaries.

4. Dried Ginger

Mix a pinch of Dried Ginger (Sonth) powder in a cup of hot boiling water for a tea by adding Honey to taste, and let steep for 5 minutes. Drink this tea. It will give relief to the cramps.

5. Chamomile

Chamomile is a relaxant and an antispasmodic that can be had as a supplement or drunk as a tea. There might be pain-relieving and natural anti-inflammatory properties in this fragrant tea. Anti-inflammatory drugs help to decrease the prostaglandin production, thus relieving menstrual cramps.

6. Ginger

The use of Ginger is believed to help treat the menstrual disorders; especially in cases of painful menstruation. A piece of fresh Ginger should be pounded and boiled in a cup of water for a few minutes. The tea, sweetened with Honey, should be used thrice daily after meals as a medicine for treating this condition.

7. Raspberry leaves

Steep loose dried Raspberry leaves or brew tea bag in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Works sweetened or unsweetened, whichever you prefer Raspberry leaf tea completely stops menstrual cramps.

8. Mint leaf

Take a teaspoon ground dried Mint leaf and a teaspoon of Honey twice a day to relieve cramps. Mint is another natural remedy for menstrual cramps. It has the power of healing menstrual cramping instant. There are diverse ways of taking mint. You can take mints as salad mix or it works great with tea. Take mint at least twice a day to get better results.

9. Basil leaves

Extract juice from handful of Basil leaves and mix it in a cup of hot water .Then make an herbal tea to get fast relief. Basil can relieve menstrual cramping, with its great natural agent called caffeic acid. This has an analgesic, or pain-killing, effect.

10. Thyme

Thyme is also high in caffeic acid. It can kill pain quickly with this property. Use it as a spice in cooking meat and vegetables or other dishes. Or steep the herb into tea, adding 2 tablespoons Thyme to 1 pint boiling water. Cover tightly and let cool to room temperature. Drink 1/2 to 1 cup an hour for painful menstruation.

11. Lavender

Take Lavender tea with Honey, Comfrey leaves tea, Safflower tea and Alfalfa tea to lessen the pain of muscle cramps. Jasmine flavored Green tea also work wonders in calming the body and mind.

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