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Medic for Menstrual Cramps

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9. Flaxseed


Flaxseed is great for reducing the intensity of menstrual cramps. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed help stabilize the production of progesterone. Plus, flaxseed can improve uterine function and help treat fertility problems.

When suffering from menstrual cramps, consume one to two tablespoons of flaxseed daily. You can sprinkle ground flaxseed over a salad, cereal and yogurt or put it in a smoothie.

10. Papaya


A potent anti-inflammatory agent, papaya is very helpful in treating menstrual cramps. Also, it has nutrients like carotene, iron, calcium and vitamins A and C that help soothe the uterine walls and ease muscle contractions.

Just before and during your period, include papaya in your diet to minimize or eliminate pain.

Along with these remedies, you can do yoga and cardiovascular exercises to help get rid of menstrual cramps. Also, do not forget to drink plenty of water. If you experience severe menstrual cramps on a regular basis, consult a doctor.


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62 thoughts on “Medic for Menstrual Cramps”

  1. The one that helped me is not in the list, eating 2 dried dates a day everyday has worked for me a lot. I thought to share it too.

  2. Put some Jaggery in pan and add few fennel seed in it …. Heat it for few minutes over flame ….. And consume it during menstrual pains .

    Will definitely help you alot

  3. Thanks, I will try some of these. I usually apply heat, patches, or bengay for my pain, sometimes the pain is too bad.

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