Teas to Help Sooth Menstrual Cramps
How many of us women out there have scoured the web looking for natural remedies for your menstrual cramps?
Well you have landed on the right web page for that information. Here I’ve got a list of my favorite teas for when you are on your menstrual cycle and experiencing pain from cramps.
Cinnamon, peppermint, chamomile, and rose; These teas are fantastic alternatives for menstrual medicine. Or it can pair nicely with menstrual pain relieving medicine.
The choice is yours at the end of the day on how you want to heal yourself from the inside out. 🙂
Cinnamon tea is an herbal tea that has a lot of antioxidants and is rich in polyphenol antioxidants.
Because of this cinnamon contains anti-spasmodic properties that has been shown to help alleviate cramps and menstrual pain.
In addition to reducing pain, cinnamon may be able to reduce the volume of your menstrual bleeding and help with nausea, vomiting, and other digestive problems associated with PMS.
Cinnamon is one of the main ingredients I cook with or add to a dessert.
I sprinkle some cinnamon into various teas & dishes it always bring a warm, soothing type of taste to whatever I add it to.
Don’t like cinnamon? Maybe something more minty will suit your taste buds.
Nick named the stomach healer, peppermint tea is another tea that is helpful during your cycle.
Thanks to one of peppermints ingredients called menthol, which helps relax your gut, it can be beneficial for easing your cramps, bloating, and fatigue.
The anti-spasmodic effect of menthol eases constricting muscles particularly those in the walls of the uterus.
Apart from relieving discomfort caused by your cramps, it is also commonly used as a stress and fatigue reliever.
Drinking two or three cups a few days leading up to your cycle and during menstruation can help soothe menstrual cramps and help keep your mood uplifted as well.
The effects of drinking peppermint tea during your cycle can also help with IBS issues.
I personally love peppermint tea for a multitude of things. Adding honey to the drink makes it taste like a candycane too! Mmmm.
Oh the lovely daisy like flower tea called Chamomile. This is one of my ULTIMATE favorites when it comes to relieving my menstrual cramps.
Studies have shown that chamomile tea contains compounds that can actually help to relieve menstrual cramps and bloating.
Chamomile soothes the walls of the intestines, easing sudden sharp and intense pains, relaxing the nervous system.
Chamomile can also aid in regulating an irregular period by stimulating blood flow in the uterus and pelvic region.
The chamomile flower contains a naturally occurring chemical called Glycine. Glycine is a chemical that relieves muscle spasms and can act as a nerve relaxant. This can explain why Chamomile is so effective when relieving menstrual cramps.
This is one of my go-to teas for whenever I need to calm my nerves or calm my cramps. I cannot say enough about this tea because it has helped me so much.
First of all, what is Rose tea?
Rose tea is a hot drink that contains whole dried rose petals and buds. It is common that rose hips are added to make a blend.
If you are wondering what this tea smell and taste like, it literally tastes how it smells. Like roses!
Rose tea has been used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat conditions influenced by female hormones, including menopause and dysmenorrhea.
A Wikipedia source says, “Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation.”
Rose tea also helps regulate mood, hormones, and the menstrual cycle.
Along with balancing the hormones, if you are a female experiencing menstrual pains a cup of rose tea with a little honey and a dash of black pepper aid in regulating the blood flow.
I love this tea almost as much as chamomile! I usually will drink this tea a few days before my period as well. This tends to make my cramps not as intense the first day.
These teas are not the end all be all for your menstrual cramps.
A quick mention of some other favorites to try during your monthly cycle is green or ginger tea they also aid in your menstrual cycle.
The ones I chose here are some of the more frequent ones I drink that do the job the best for my body. I am still open to new methods and constantly trying new things every month.
Everyone’s body is different…so if one does not work for you try another! Teas are inexpensive & usually last for months depending on how much you are drinking per day.
If you have tried other teas that you did not see here and have some of your own techniques to relieve cramps during your menses please feel free to share your story below.
I would love to hear how it has helped you and maybe I can add other techniques to my own routine! 🙂