When that time of the month rolls around, some people experience quite a bit of pain and bloating. When that happens to you and you need some relief, you may want to reach for the heating pad and painkillers, but there are also some nice home remedies you can cook and enjoy as well. Here are three cramp-soothing home remedies to make yourself.
Ginger, Lemon, Honey Tea
Herbal tea is a common home remedy and for good reason. Many herbs contain anti-inflammatory properties which can help with the swelling and pain you’re feeling. They also help soothe and calm your body. For a tea that packs a healing punch, choose an herbal tea and then add fresh mint, fresh garlic, lemon, and honey. Or you can skip the teabag altogether for an easy and calming home remedy.
Turmeric Coconut Chicken Soup
Nothing is more comforting to the mind, body, and soul than chicken soup. This particular soup, in addition to being super comforting, is also packed with anti-inflammatories. It uses plenty of ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Add leafy greens for vegetables or whatever other anti-inflammatory veggies you have on hand.
Chocolate Nut Butter Dessert
While it’s conventional wisdom that chocolate makes you feel better during your monthlies, it’s best to opt for lower-sugar dark chocolate because sugar and fat can cause inflammation and stomach discomfort. For a treat that may also help with cramps, put some almond butter and dark chocolate chips on a banana. This will help satisfy the sugar craving, while almonds are another anti-inflammatory and the potassium in bananas can help with soreness.