6. A sip of herbal tea
Herbal tea is known to have a variety of medical benefits including anti-inflammatory capabilities, anti-aging properties, stress, and anxiety relief and lower blood pressure among several others. In our context, the tea contains plenty of anti-inflammatory compounds that prevent prostaglandins made in the endometrium during menstruation. The release of prostaglandin triggers muscle contractions in the uterus which is associated with pain and cramps. It is because of the presence of prostaglandins in the bloodstream that some women experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and headache during their periods.
Herbal tea like chamomile, dandelion, red raspberry and fennel tea are known to inhibit the release of prostaglandins thus enhancing a smooth menstrual flow. Besides, warm or hot herbal tea provides a soothing effect much like what a warm beverage would do to a woman having her periods. Make yourself a cup of herbal next time you are experiencing cramping and feel the difference.