Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps: 8 Effective Home Remedies

Menstruation pain is really one of the biggest nightmares a female can have but wait-a-minute. How would you feel if all your menstrual cramps would 90% vanish by just trying some easy and completely natural home remedies? We know it sounds just amazing!!

So why waste any time let’s quickly take you those magical cramp relievers –

Carom seeds

Menstrual cramps

Carom seeds work as wonders for giving relief during menstruation as carom seeds help in maintaining your digestive health and increases the blood flow during menstruation ensuring that all the unwanted stuff flows out.

How to use:

  1. Carom Tea– Just add a Teaspoon full of carom seeds and boil it, Drink when it cools down a bit.
  2. Roasted carom seeds– Carom seeds can also be roasted and taken with milk in case of extreme pain.
  3. Carom seeds oil– Just apply some carom oil on your strained muscles and massage gently, this will work to reduce the pain. (You can make the oil on your own by just grinding the seeds after roasting them and then straining the mixture out.)



Ginger contains an enzyme named Zingibain which protects your body from inflammation preventing prostaglandin production. Prostaglandins are a type of pro-inflammatory chemicals triggering the contractions of the uterus and help it shed its lining. Prostaglandins are directly linked to menstrual cramps therefore, ginger helps in curing them.

How to use:

  1. Ginger Tea– Take 2 or 3 small pieces of ginger and after crushing them add the paste with a glass of water and a teaspoon of honey give it a boil, let it get a bit cool, and then drink. You can add a bit of sugar as per your requirement.
  2. Consuming raw ginger– Take a slice of ginger wash it thoroughly and peel it off, Then chew it raw in case you need fast results.
  3. Ginger compress– Make a strong ginger tea, soak a cloth in it and wring it out. Apply it to the strained muscle.

Cumin Seeds  

menstrual cramps

Cumin seeds have antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties due to which they act as a great relief provider during menstrual cramps.

How to use:

  1. Cumin tea– You can make cumin tea by just adding a teaspoon of cumin with water and giving it a boil (Honey can also be added according to your taste).
  2. Cumin-jaggery pill– Make cumin powder and mix it with an equal proportion of jaggery powder and make it into pills, take these pills 1-2 days before the expected date of menstruation.

Applying Heat


Applying heat to your abdomen and lower back contributes a lot in decreasing the pain as this helps in relaxing the uterus muscles which are the main contributors to this pain. Heat boosts circulation in your abdomen reducing pain.

It is proved that applying heat can be as effective as taking a painkiller.

Ways to apply:

  1. Hot shower– Taking a hot shower for a long time can work as wonders for giving relief for quite some time.
  2. Use a heating pad– You can buy a heating pad from a nearby store or online (easily available in AMAZON), or you can make your heating pad too.
  3. Use a hot bottle– Applying a hot water bottle can also work by wrapping a towel or any soft cloth around it.


menstrual cramps cure

Banana is rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, fat-free, Magnesium, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free. Vitamin B6 helps in producing Red Blood Cells which are good for the body during menstruation and menstrual cramps. This fruit is packed with potassium so it helps in preventing muscle pains, its effect may vary from person to person.

How to use:

  1. Have it with your meal
  2. Mix it with curd/yogurt – You can mix banana with some low–fat yogurt/curd and enjoy.
  3. Have some banana slices with milk and cereal for a healthy breakfast.

Increase water intake 

drink more water

Drinking water helps in avoiding painful bloating during menstruation, warm water is considered more favorable as hot liquids increase blood flow to your skin and may relax cramped muscles.

Water helps your period cycle to move quickly, it prevents blood from thickening.

Things you can add to water:

  1. Some mint or lemon to give a change to your taste buds.
  2. Ginger
  3. Make a pitcher of cucumber and drink it throughout the day.


broccoli for menstrual cramps

Broccoli is filled with fiber and iron which makes it amongst the natural cramp relaxing vegetables. The minerals present in broccoli generally relieve lower abdominal pain.

How to use:

  1. Broccoli salad–Prepare a less spicy broccoli salad, you can also add some other green veggies to enhance the taste.
  2. Broccoli soup– Boil broccoli for 5-10mins. Add some salt while boiling, and then just strain and enjoy the precious pain relieving soup.
  3. You can also have it with chapati.



Watermelon, as the name suggests, contains a high amount of water hence its intake excessively hydrates the body and adds small amounts of natural sugars into your bloodstream, preventing the menstrual cramps.

Eating watermelon not only gives you hydration but also prevents bloating, and increases blood – flow.

How to use:

  1. Make a tasty watermelon smoothie and enjoy its taste and effect both.
  2. Have a watermelon salad, you can add other water-rich fruits like orange, kiwi, etc.
  3. Just take a piece of watermelon and enjoy it.

So that was it, all the remedies discussed above are completely useful for menstrual cramps, as our team has researched and brought down the information, and the best part is the remedies discussed above are fully natural and have no side effects.

We hope you found it useful.  Do comment below if you have any other questions related to this.

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