Home Remedies for Menstrual Problems

1. Citrus Fruits

Eat or drink with your meals to enhance iron absorption into the body, since iron is easily depleted during menstruation.

2. Dried Apricots

These are high in iron, which is important during menstruation because iron supplies can be depleted with heavy bleeding. Other iron-rich foods are: liver, legumes, shellfish, and fortified breads and cereals.

3. Red Meat

It’s loaded with iron as well as zinc, which can be depleted during menses, too. Zinc is necessary for healthy bones, and a zinc deficiency may result in amenorrhea. Other iron- and zinc-rich foods: poultry, fish, green leafy vegetables.

4. Cinnamon

This has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that relieve cramps. Use as a tea, or sprinkle on toast or sweet rolls. If you have a heavy period, drinking cinnamon tea the day before or during your period may help.

5. Pineapples

It is a popular home remedy for menstrual issues. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that is claimed to soften the lining of the uterus and regulate your periods, though this hasn’t been proven.

Bromelain may have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, although there is no real evidence to support its effectiveness for alleviating menstrual cramps and headaches.

Eating pineapple can help you to get your recommended daily servings of fruit. One cup (80 grams) of pineapple may be counted as one serving of fruit. The general recommendation is to eat a minimum of 5, 1-cup (80-gram) servings of fruit a day.

6. Ginger

Ginger is very effective in regulating menstrual flow and also relieving cramps. Consuming ginger in the form of juice is said to be a good home remedy for dealing with irregular periods. All you need to do is boil 1tbsp of ginger, mix it with sugar and water and drink the mixture three times a day after every meal.

7. Heat

A hot water bottle on stomach which is a home remedy for menstrual cramps
A hot water bottle can relieve cramps.
Placing a hot water bottle or heating pad against the abdomen can relax the muscles and relieve cramps.

Heat helps the uterine muscle and those around it relax, which may ease cramping and discomfort.

A person can also place a heating pad on the lower back to get rid of back pain. Another option is to soak in a warm bath, which can help relax the muscles in the abdomen, back, and legs.

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