Chai or Tea has become the most important routine in most of our daily lives.
Whether it is a custom or a need or an addiction, surely tea provides a sense of relaxation to our mind and pushes us to carry on with our mundane tasks.
The aroma and the sweet taste of a cup of tea refreshes our mood and gives a relief from stress and anxiety.
There are so many health benefits associated with different types of teas.
But do you know a cup of tea can give you a great relief from period stress and pain?
The heat from the tea, soothe your abdominal muscle cramps, easing your menstrual pain.
Herbal teas like chamomile, ginger, cinnamon, peppermint, lemongrass can rejuvenate your body and make you feel fresh and active.
We will see how each of these teas helps in comforting your period and their wonderful benefits when consumed during that time of the month.
It is prepared from dried chamomile flowers. Chamomile flowers have excellent anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.
Hence consuming this decreases the inflammation on your abdominal muscles by reducing the production of a hormone called prostaglandins.
Chamomile has 0% caffeine and it is best to drink its tea before going to sleep. It soothes our nervous system and endorses a better sleep.
Ginger is a well-known herb with many health benefits. Many of us already drink this wonderful healthy tea with or without knowing its uses. Helps in decreasing the fatigue caused by Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and reduces your period pain.
It also helps in headache and nausea that are often associated with the menstrual cycle. Women with irregular periods can consume ginger tea to induce their period at the correct time.
The best thing about ginger tea is that it is always available and you can prepare it easily within minutes at home.
Cinnamon is a strong flavored herb. Cinnamon, not only makes a biryani tasty but also provides a relief from menstrual cramps.
It is also said that drinking cinnamon tea can decrease the menstrual bleeding. In addition to this, cinnamon is also known for its anti-clotting property.
So why wait? If you are a woman who soaks your pad with a heavy blood flow, just brew a cup of cinnamon tea, calm your nerves and enjoy the day.
No, Mint (Pudina) and Peppermint are not one and the same. They have a slight difference. Peppermint contains high menthol and it is widely used for medicinal purposes.
Peppermint works as a muscle-relaxant and provides relief from period cramps by helping in treating the walls of the uterus.
Drinking this wonder tea and menthol will keep you fresh and enhance your mood on the days of your menstrual cycle.
Lemongrass is a great sedative and induces a soothing effect that brings ease in discomfort and pain caused due to menstrual cramps.
It also contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties which prevent women from yeast infections. Also, lemongrass oil when rubbed on to the skin, produces a warming effect and helps in healing the sore muscles.
Just be sure to mix it with some carrier oil before you apply on your skin.
Painkillers are not the solution for period pain and muscle cramps. Immediate relief which you get by consuming them does more harm to your body than good.
Consuming these herbal teas can alleviate your discomfort and are beneficial to your mind and body. They provide warmth and relaxes you from stress and depression caused by menstruation.
Please consult your obstetrician if these home remedies are not working and if you have severe pain and menstrual cramps.