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Natural Home Remedies

Almost every medical condition is now curable or at least manageable with the help of medication. However, one should not stop trusting effective and time-tested home remedies that have survived for several generations. Natural home remedies have been used to cure as well as manage medical condition since ancient times, they can be easily prepared, and do not have any side-effects as well. Learn the best of all-natural home remedies that can help you solve problems from everyday life such as cold, cough, aches and pains, digestion or dry skin to more complicated conditions such as acid reflux, diabetes, gynaecological problems, arthritis etc.

Are you suffering from Menstrual Cramps/Painful Periods?


 

Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. Its usual onset occurs around the time that menstruation begins. Symptoms typically last less than three days. The pain is usually in the pelvis or lower abdomen area.

What are the causes?

  • Excessive intake of hot, spicy, sour, stale and junk foods.
  • Excessive exercise, physical and psychological strain.
  • Hereditary

How can you prevent it?

  • Avoid excessive physical/psychological strain
  • Adequate rest is highly recommended
  • Hot water fomentation

Try these Natural Remedies

  • Take 1 tablespoon of ajwain and fry lightly and then boil in cup of water and reduce to half. Filter it. This has to be taken twice daily after food.
  • Take 1 tablespoon each of jeera (cumin), coriander seeds and saunf (fennel or sweet cumin). Boil these in 2 cups of (200ml) of water till it reduces to half of its volume. Filter it and take this with half tablespoon of butter before food twice a day. This gives immediate relief from painful menstruation.
  • Take 2 to 4 pinches of fried heeng (asafoetida) in ripe banana on empty stomach for 3 days during menstrual cycle for 3 consecutive periods. This helps in overcoming dysmenorrhea.
  • Take a pinch of heeng (asafoetida) mixed with half teaspoon of powdered fenugreek. Add it to 1 cup of buttermilk with a pinch of salt. This has to be taken twice a day before food.
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