What drinks can help ease menstrual cramps

To help ease menstrual cramps, consider reaching for drinks that offer hydration, essential nutrients, and natural anti-inflammatory benefits. Water is your best bet for staying hydrated, which can reduce bloating and alleviate cramps. Warm herbal teas like chamomile, ginger, and peppermint are great choices; they can help relax the uterus and lower the production of pain-triggering prostaglandins. Chamomile tea also has anti-inflammatory properties, while ginger tea can soothe nausea and peppermint tea relaxes your muscles.

Warm lemon water is another good option, providing vitamin C and helping with hydration. For a nutrient boost, try a warm vegetable broth, which is comforting and supplies important minerals. If you enjoy flavored water, fruit-infused waters with berries or cucumber can offer additional vitamins and a refreshing taste.

Drinks rich in magnesium, such as natural mineral water, can also be beneficial since magnesium helps relax muscular walls of the uterus. However, it's wise to avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol during your period, as they can lead to dehydration and potentially worsen cramps. Sticking to these beverages can not only help manage menstrual pain but also support your overall well-being during your period.

Please refer to our health library's article in 'Supplements and Menstrual Health' for more detailed information and references. 

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