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Teas to ease the pain of menstrual cramps

by Dianna Leon
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The menstrual cramps , also called dysmenorrhea , pelvic pain is one which occurs due to release of prostaglandins, substances responsible for making the uterus to contract and then remove the endometrium. The endometrium, in turn, is the inner layer of the uterus that grows to nourish the embryo, and in the case of non-fertilization of the egg, the endometrium flakes off and is eliminated in the form of bleeding.

About 50% of women experience menstrual cramps at some stage of life, dysmenorrhea can be of two types: primary and secondary. When the cause is increased prostaglandin production from the endometrium, it is called primary; when it is the result of pathological alterations, it is of the secondary type.

The main symptom is pain in the lower abdomen, which varies in intensity, which can also be radiated to the back and lower limbs during menstruation. Other symptoms may also be present, such as headaches, breast pain, swelling…

Recommendations

  • Avoid having a sedentary life;
  • Practice moderate aerobic exercise;
  • Drink plenty of water;
  • Do not eat foods that can delay abdominal transit in the premenstrual period;
  • Make use of hot water bags in the abdominal region to relieve pain;
  • Do not self-medicate, always consult a doctor before any treatment.

Menstrual Colic Teas

Calendula tea

Ingredients :

– 1 cup of water

– 1 dessert spoon of marigold flowers

How to do it :

– Boil the water;

– Add the flowers and leave it sweltered for 10 minutes;

– Strain the tea and it will be ready.

Oregano tea

Ingredients :

– 1 cup of water

– 2 teaspoons of oregano

How to do it :

– Boil the water;

– Add the oregano;

– Cover the cup with water and oregano for 5 minutes.

– After that, do not sweeten it and it will be ready to use.

Heads up

As mentioned above, self-medicating is not the ideal path. Our intention here is just to encourage your curiosity. The right thing is for you, before drinking any tea, to ask your doctor if this is the best option for your health. We highlight this, as some substances can cause harmful reactions in your body and only with a medical consultation is it possible to analyze your case.

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