If there is one thing that brings us women all to our worse, it's menstrual cramps! i have always
gotten them the absolute worse! I had to miss two days of school each month, both of which i laid in the fetal position balling and balling until the two Vicodin, midol kicked in and to when my skin was scorching red from sticking the heat pad on it without the cover because it wasn't working unless i did so! I stopped getting them so bad EVERY month around 19 years old, and now get them to that magnitude every other or two months. && for that i am 1000% grateful.
Along with the period comes the tender boobies, acne prone all over your face and body, the grogginess, the "ohhhs" and "ahhs" -- as you get older most of which go away. I still get the oohs and ahhs, and tender boobs, but my acne has been great -- haven't had a flare up in forever. I also have a lot of energy due to my diet and vitamins.
I came across an article on the beauty gypsy stating these little home made formulas are the top 5 tried, tested and proven to work !! These menstrual cramp remedies seem to be a big hit...
 Guyanese Ginger & Clove Blend
Put 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger, 5 whole cloves and one cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Strain and drink while hot.
 Jamaican Wonder Water
Place a quarter cup of white over proof tequila (bonus points if you can get your hands on Cabo Wabo) and some ice cubes in a cocktail glass. Add a splash of water and a twist of lemon. Repeat judiciously! This really works… so well, in fact, that it’s my favorite period pain remedy of the lot!
 Chinese Ginger Tea
Pour a cup of boiling water over one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger. Allow the ginger to steep for at least 5 minutes, then strain and drink as a tea.
 Mexican Oregano Potion
Place one tablespoon of dried oregano in a tea ball or a small square of muslin cloth. Pour a cup of boiling water over the oregano and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea ball and drink the tea while it is hot. Repeat if the menstrual cramps persist.
 South American Chamomile Cure
Pour a cup of boiling water over one tablespoon of fresh chamomile flowers (or half a tablespoon of dried chamomile) and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Then strain out the flowers, add some honey and lemon (to taste) and drink while hot. Voila!
What’s your go-to remedy for tackling the cruel menstrual cramps?
Have any of these worked for you, or have not worked for you?
Let me know as I am unsure which to try first!!
[[ Rica x0x ]]