4 Unconventional Cures for Period Cramps

ENJOY SOME MOLASSES MILK

Grab some blackstrap molasses and your favorite milk - it's time to make a beautiful concoction! As soon as you start having cramps, warm up the milk and add about 1-2 teaspoons of the blackstrap molasses to your cup. Drink as long as needed.

Blackstrap molasses reduces blood clots and soothes your uterine wall muscles, therefore limiting cramps during your menstruation.

RUB SOME CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL

Clary sage essential oil can work just as well as a minor pain killer such as Ibuprofen, but it's much safer! Rub some of it on your lower abdomen and experience the instant relief.

GET INTO A SET SLEEP SCHEDULE

You may not think it matters, but it does: having a regular sleep schedule (and getting enough of it) is key to a smooth menstrual experience. When you don't sleep enough, it's obvious that you get irritable and exhausted, but you also get more stomach cramping!

DRINK SOME FENNEL TEA

Drink some fennel tea to keep cramps at bay. Boil a cup of water, add 1 teaspoon of fennel and keep the mixture on low heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Strain the tea, then add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well. Starting 3 days before your expected start date of your cycle, drink this mixture 2x per day for pain.

What do you do to keep your period cramps reduced?

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Kathryn is the lead contributor + founder at FashionablyFrank.com. Obsessed with leading a life of balance, she started the blog in 2013. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2016, she is now a digital marketing specialist through her business, Fashionably Frank Marketing. She believes a cup of coffee is the answer to all of life's problems + that all women should strive to embrace a #girlboss mantra.