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Period Pain Remedies : Foods ,Exercises and methods to lessen the pain


Period Pain Remedies

Today we all must be aware about what and how much pain women suffer while they are on their periods. Its must not only be the need of a women to know about period pain remedies but also for men so that they can take care of their wife, sister , friend, mother . In this article I will share these Periods pain remedies with you all.

Periods is a pain and that is the simple truth of it. There is not much explanation needed when women talk about periods, that time once a month where women get cranky, all the explanation that is needed is “period”. Women have menstrual period every month. Once a month they suffer from cramps, abdominal pain, feeling of bloating, having cravings for food .

It is the inevitable irritation and annoyance directed towards no one and everyone at the same time. Sometimes the pain can even be overwhelming. However, not all women are blessed with such pain!. We will discuss about the period pain remedies in this article.

Some Facts about the menstrual cramps

  1. Emotional stress can increase the chances of menstrual cramps.
  2. Pain can vary from women to women.
  3. Symptoms like vomiting, sweating, headaches, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea can also be experienced by some women, which is normal.
  4. During period, the muscles of your womb contract and relax to help shed built-up lining.
  5. Pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen and lower back. It mostly begins 1 to 2 days before menstruation and lasts from 2 to 4 days.
  6. Period pain is also known as dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps begins after ovulation when an egg is released from the ovaries and it travels down the fallopian tube.

Reasons for Intense Pain

Experts still not able to find out that some women experience painful menstruation and some don’t face much pain. Below are the some of the factors which may be the reason for the intense pain.

  • Experiencing heavy blood flow
  • Having first child
  • Initial start of your period or being under the age of 20,
  • Having an overproduction to prostaglandins, a hormone that influences your womb
  • Other factors also includes growths in your womb, endometriosis (abnormal uterine tissue growth)
  • Uses of birth control

Cramping and lower abdominal pain are very basic during periods. It had been going on from the beginning of time, yet, no matter how many years it took, women still can’t seem to get used to this natural body necessity of reproduction. But where there are down’s there are ups. Women, through our past common suffering have learned to console and help themselves however they can during this period (see what I did there?) . Many different women have come up with their own ‘nuska’ for their suffering and we at also seek to help those suffering with our period pain remedies given below.

Periods are a pain and only menopause and ovary removal can stop the monthly battle for women, and this too is not necessarily always good. Menopause and ovary removal brings a drastic change upon the hormones, dis-balancing it. But why take such drastic steps when we can ease these period pains remedies and make peace with our body with the simple ‘nuskas’ provided.

Top food for period pain remedies


Ginger is a natural heat producing agent that can help reduce abdominal cramps effectively and naturally. It has components that lessens inflammation, reduces painful uterus spasms, and it restricts the production of prostaglandins-hormone-like chemicals that leads to menstrual pain. The heat produced by this root herb helps sooth the pain at a very fast rate.

Periods, is an energy consuming experience that forces the body to cool down so it can focus its energy on providing for our monthly routine. The heat that ginger provides helps our body to naturally heat up and with the natural heat, the pain we feel in our abdomen due to cramps also elevates. Ginger tea is definitely a great help combating the menstrual discomfort of women.

2.Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are highly abundant with magnesium and have healthy fats that can help lessen the cravings for junk foods, chocolates or unhealthy foods. Seeds are dense in energy and act as a fuel source to replenish the energy that is used by our body to expel the eggs and bad blood. It is rich in manganese which is found to be quite low in menstruating women, and food like sunflower seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and almonds can lessen the bleeding and ease discomfort. The magnesium in the seeds can also help control hose irrational mood-swings.


Omega-3 fatty acids or polyunsaturated fatty acids are healthy fats helpful in making the period pain mild, and salmon is a rich source of omega-3s. The recommended dosage of omega-3s to reduce the inflammation and pain is 6g a day. Salmon is also a source of B Vitamins which is vitamin complex that treats menstrual pain.

The way in which salmon can help is by relaxing the cramped muscle in our lower abdomen due to pain and blood loss. And those who do not like fish, omega-3 can also be found in avocados, walnuts, flax seeds and pumpkins.


During period, replenishing the blood is very important. When blood is expelled from the body during periods, the body becomes weak and tired easily, with period blood, minerals and iron also flows out and hence, women are in need of iron, and iron can be taken from the richest source which is steak. Red meat is specially a good iron source as, through this kind of meat, the body can easily absorb iron. Iron fends off anemia and indulging in steaks can help ease nausea and dizziness while the bleeding continues.

Due to the blood loss during periods, it is normal to lose 30-80 ml of blood which contains 15-25 ml of iron. The loss of iron in blood makes the person anemic and weak so replenishing the blood becomes much more important. And a plus point is that healthy blood also promotes healthy skin


The iron lost during periods can also be replenished with vegetables. Vegetables such as kale, parsley, bean, celery, lentils, soybeans, legumes broccoli and spinach contains the magnesium mineral that is anti-cramping, fiber for the digestive system, and vitamin A, B6 and E, C, calcium and potassium nutrients which helps women relax and chilled out.

However, while these vegetables are naturally good for the body, overdoing is also a bad sign. Some vegetables like Parsley contain apiol, which is found to be effective for encouraging menstrual process and relieve cramps while broccoli plays an essential role in easing PMS symptoms. If you try these methods, here is a cheers for you for ‘good-period days’!

6.Natural pro-biotic yogurt

Yogurts are rich in calcium that reduces menstrual cramps and also somewhat reduces PMS symptoms. If you are wondering how yogurt helps, then the answer is simple; dairy product contains calcium, which can act as smooth muscle relaxant which works out perfectly as abdominal cramps are basically muscles tightening.

It has friendly bacteria that is good for the digestive system and helps in lessening the bloating. The digestive function is affected by menstruation, and so it is imperative to have probiotics to aid the digestion process.

It is necessary that the person following these tips maintain a gradual intake of these suggested food and in proper amount as to not overwhelm the body or else whats waiting for you is more than just period pains.

7.Apply heat

Applying heat to your abdomen and lower back may also relieves period pain. If you don’t have a hot water bottle or heating pad, then you take a warm bath or use a hot towel. One of the best home period pain remedies.

8.Avoid some foods

During menstruation, its not good to consume below food at it causes bloating and water retention. Please find below the list of those food.

  • Fatty foods
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Caffeine
  • Salty foods
  • Alcohol

9.Healthy diet and regular exercise can help in the long run

If you really want to get rid of from the menstrual pain permanently, I would suggest you to maintain a healthy diet and keep doing the regular exercises. There was study done on two type of women, one who maintained a healthy lifestyle and another who didn’t. Mostly healthy lifestyle women didn’t experienced severe pain and irregular periods. What should be the diet? Here are the some food list which you can incorporate in your daily lifestyle for period pain remedies


  • Papaya
  • Brown rice
  • Walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil and broccoli
  • Chicken, fish, and leafy green vegetables
  • Flax seed
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Avocados
  • Peanut butter
  • Prunes
  • Chickpeas
  • Bananas
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Warm or hot water water
  • Dairy products
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Leafy green vegetables.

Exercises for periods pain remedies

Regular exercise is always recommendable but exercise before or during your period releases endorphins, which ultimately reduces the pain. During periods, instead of doing heavy workout, you can walk or do yoga. Click the links, if you want to know more benefits of yoga and the  different postures of yoga. 

I also suggest you below exercises which can be done at home ,are very fruitful and used as period pain remedies,

  • Squats
  • Crunches
  • Sit ups
  • Pelvic tucks
  • Twisted Crunches
  • Running
  • Scissors
  • Reverse Crunches etc

This article was all about the period pain remedies. If it helps you then its a request for all the men whoever read this article that please share it with your mother, sister, female friends and all the women around you who you really care.

I am Shweta Singh, Director and CEO of Kirola Sports Private Limited. Former national level player in basketball, taekwondo and high jump. I have also started training in Mixed Martial Arts. Health, fitness and motivation are pillar of success for every individual. My only aim is to make every individual fit and healthy. I will be motivated if my blogs motivates you to take one step closer towards your fitness goals. Kirola team will help you to stay fit and healthy through our blogs . We also aim to motivate you all through motivational stories of lesser known people and about their struggles and achievements. If  you need any assistance and guidance related to health and fitness. Contact us.


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