Since young we were taught how to use home remedy method to ease menstrual cramps.
A natural, easy and no side effect way of using ginger, red dates and black brown sugar tea is reputed to have some value in treating menstrual cramps, herbal or nutritional herbs during acute menstrual cramps or pain, this alternative natural healing drinks provide effective pain relief, as ginger is great pain killer and it help in blood circulation, for abdominal bloating it helps to expel wind too.
Ginger and red dates increases blood circulation as the Yang energy, which can relieve blood clots in the uterus, as well as benefit woman after her child birth. This Ginger red dates drink may be safe and effective for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy when used at recommended doses for short periods of time.
Brown sugar is either an unrefined or partially refined which contains lots of nutrients and minerals.
The effect on menstrual cramps would be psychological rather than physiological. Researchers have found that sugar increases the amount of certain brain neurotransmitters that control moods. It tranquilize the nervous system and thus to relieve pain Heat pad is also one good way of relief the cramps and pains, just placing the heat pad to the stomach where it hurts for 10 to 15 minutes, till you feel the pain is gone.
Method of cooking this home remedy drinks is very simple.
- 6 slices of ginger with skin
- 10 red dates (cut into small pieces)
- 1-2 tbs. black brown sugar
- 3 glasses of water
1. Bring water to boil. Put some ginger slices without peeling off the skin and cook in boiling water.
2. Add some red dates into it and then boil it with low heat for 20 minutes.\
3. Add brown sugar till dissolve, Simmer for about half an hour in pot, strain the tea to a mug and then drink it.
That really works when you have cramps. Which is also widely used by Chinese women as one of the home remedy for women after birth before or during menstruation period, woman’s body is often depleted of these important nutrients during menstruation, cramps are caused by the contraction of the uterus during menstruation.
I often encourage women with more severe menstrual pain should try to start doing so a few days before her menstrual period until it ends, or even avoid cold food and drink as much as possible. So far I found it is quite effective for me.