Prolonged and Painful Menstruation

Rye for menstrual pain

Menstrual pain is a problem that many women face on a monthly basis. But there are a number of natural treatment methods that can relieve symptoms and even prevent them from occurring. Let's find out who these are along with the specific mode of use.

Remove the products with sugar and processed sugar and replace them with small amounts of honey or agave. In addition, it is advisable to exclude dairy products as it causes congestion in the body, eliminating them correlated with a reduction in the intensity of menstrual cramps (if you still opt for their consumption, buy organic products to avoid artificially added hormones).

Reduce the intake of red meat and egg yolk 2-3 times a week because they are rich in arachidonic acid (an essential fatty acid with many roles in the body's biochemistry, part of the Omega 6 group) considered to increase cellular inflammation in the case of some people (if you are allergic to this acid, remove them from food).

Avoid phytoestrogens such as soy and caffeine.

  • Magnesium is a mineral that is naturally found in foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains, but is also available as nutritional supplements, a vital component for more than 300 biochemical reactions. It helps regulate blood glucose levels and is necessary for the normal functioning of the muscles and nerves, the heartbeat, the immune system, the tension and the health of the bone system. In 2001, the researchers demonstrated an effective magnesium study to relieve pain in dysmenorrhea, not having side effects (high doses may cause diarrhea, nausea, decreased appetite, muscle weakness, difficulty in breathing, low blood pressure, irregular pulse and confusion; may interfere with some medicines such as those for osteoporosis, hypertension and antibiotics, muscle relaxants or diuretics).
  • Chamomile. The flowers of this plant have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, helping women who experience constipation that can help to increase pain. Because chamomile is a slightly sedative and soothing, it can reduce stress and relax the nervous system, inducing a relaxing condition in the body (useful in periods of menstrual cramps accompanied by anxiety and irritability). Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties have been highlighted in a study in which the level of hippuric (a natural anti-inflammatory) has increased significantly in women who have consumed chamomile tea (thus also contributing to a decrease in prostaglandin production).
  • Basil and thyme contain caffeic acid that has an analgesic effect and can be used as a spice or tea (add 2 teaspoons to 250 ml of boiling water and drink ½ cup-1 cup per hour for menstrual pain).
  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and can be used for seasoning or as tea (one day before menstruation).
  • Fennel stimulates blood circulation to the ovaries (crush 1 teaspoon and add 1 cup of boiled water leaving 5 minutes to infuse).
  • Ginger removes cramps and is also useful in irregular menstruation and can be used as a spice or tea (1/2 teaspoonful in a cup of boiled water).
  • Mint is most commonly consumed as a tea, and mustard (1-2 teaspoons in bath water) can help treat cramps; you do not have to drink it.

Do not forget the classic bottles/compresses/warm cushions placed on the abdomen that can help ease the pain.

Specialists believe exercise can also help relieve discomfort during menstruation.

You can also appeal to essential oils such as German Chamomile, sweet marjoram (reduces pain in several areas, can be used in the form of compresses on the abdomen), sweet fennel (helps regulate the menstrual cycle and reduces hormonal fluctuations, but also muscle spasms, should not be used by epileptics).

Finally, you must remember that none of the plants should be used without medical supervision during pregnancy.

For prolonged and painful menstruation, the Russians used the rye. At 30 grams of rye put 45 grams of alcohol and leave for 7 days to soak. Take 10 drops of tincture in a glass of warm water, twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If this does not work, the dose doubles over the next few days until it is effective. Up to 60 drops can be used.

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