Menstrual Cramps:

• Menstrual cramps refer to the throbbing pain which occurs at the onset or during a menstrual period

Causes:

• Prostaglandin is a hormone like substance, which leads to contraction of the uterus muscles and cause abdominal pain

Natural home remedy using flaxseeds:

1. Eat 2 tbsp of flaxseeds every day during periods
2. This reduces prostaglandin levels in the body

Natural home remedy using ginger, honey, lemon and tea:

1. Prepare black tea
2. Add to it ½ tsp of crushed ginger
3. Add 2 tsp lemon juice
4. Add 1 tsp honey
5. Drink this tea at regular intervals during the day

Natural home remedy using basil leaves:

1. Crush a handful of basil leaves
2. Press the paste on a sieve to extract juice
3. Take 1 glass hot water
4. Add 2 tsp basil leave juice
5. Mix well
6. Drink thrice everyday

Tips:

• Acupuncture treatment provides pain relief
• Include in diet:
  o Cinnamon
  o Sesame seeds
  o Ginger
  o Parsley