We all (girls!) suffer from PMS and abdominal cramps once every month, how long are you planning to bear it? Most girls rely on over the counter medications which aren’t safe in a long run. There are many natural remedies that you could try on to reduce menstrual cramps which help in bringing oxygen to the muscles. The menstrual cramp especially happens due to intense contractions that reduce the oxygen to the surrounding muscles. Ginger is an ancient remedy for menstrual cramps and is one of the most popular drinks for PMS. Below is a recipe for ginger tea along with its benefits:
- Ginger is one of the warming herbs that help to lower the pain causing cramps in the body.
- Ginger soothes the cramps and works as a mild analgesic compound.
- Ginger helps relax and contract muscles in the uterus just like a heating pad.
- Ginger is phytoestrogenic, antispasmodic and also has anti-inflammatory properties so it can help to relax the muscles in the uterus and help in relieving the discomfort as well as cramps.
To make ginger tea, you need 1 tablespoon ginger powder or 2-inch ginger root. If you are using ginger root, make sure you crush it before adding to the water. Add ginger powder or crushed ginger root into 1 cup of water and simmer. Put off the flame and strain. Add in lemon and honey as per taste and consume warm.
Caution – If you’re considering adding significant amounts of ginger tea to your diet, be sure to ask your herbal practitioner or healthcare professional about safe and healthy amounts of ginger for you.