Turmeric tea | Relief for Moderate & severe period cramps

July 31, 2017



28 days of bloom, 5 days of gloom. Period cramps always got the best of me despite avoiding sugar and exercising, drinking lots of water and what not - all that good stuff! Some months I experienced moderate cramps while other months were severe but I found a menstrual cramp treatment that works wonders for me and I believe it's share-worthy.

One horrific fact- According to this US National Library of Medicine's study, menstrual pain was reported by 84.1% of women, with 43.1% reporting that pain occurred during every period, and 41% reporting that pain occurred during some periods. This study revealed that 1 out of 4 women experience period cramps.

So for me, I literally became reliant on pain medications during my periods especially Ibuprofen. However, it can be really damaging and bad for you leading to gastrointestinal problems. For me I developed bad acid reflux overtime from using this.

I knew those medications could damage my stomach linings but I didn't care much. I took it as a problem to be dealt with later. Anything to get rid of those horrible cramps!

...soon after that, my vegan sister came to my rescue!

She introduced me to turmeric and told me all about it's benefits. I was so skeptical about it because I have so much faith in pharmaceutical medications. I'll just go right ahead and list what turmeric can be used for;

  • turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties (NSAIDs)
  • act as painkillers
  • contains anticoagulants (Aspirin)
As everyone should, I did extensive research before I eventually gave it a try and once I did, I never looked back. It is said that Ibuprofen overdose may cause hemorrhaging for people with certain medical conditions while turmeric on the other hand, has relatively no known side effects unless taken in extremely excessive amounts.

Turmeric's main content Curcumin, has anti-inflammatory properties which is powerful in relieving period cramps by inhibiting the activities of our inflammatory enzymes.

Also, it reduces the production of prostaglandins hormones which is responsible for uterus contractions known as the main cause of cramps.

Here's how to make turmeric tea with just two simple ingredients:

  1. Ground turmeric
  2. Ground black pepper
Instructions: put a teaspoon of ground turmeric into a coffee mug with half teaspoon of ground black pepper. Pour hot water over it. Cover it for three minutes then sift tea. That's all and enjoy!

You can add ginger and other spices for flavouring like my sister does but I prefer to keep mine simple.

The relevance of the black pepper is to help for quicker and better absorption of turmeric properties. Black pepper allows our body to use turmeric. It is very important you add this. 

The best part is I can drink a cup of turmeric tea three to four times a day depending on severity of cramps. I couldn't do this with medications usually having strict timings of 6-8 hours between doses.

Kindly share your thoughts about this below x










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42 comments

  1. I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. thanks for sharing! it's such a sensitive subject! I'll definitely use it. I wonder if it's god for muscle pain

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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    1. There are claims it's good for all sorts of pain, I even used it for a headache.

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  3. Such an interesting post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  4. Yayyy for turmeric!!! I drink turmeric tea every morning with ginger, black pepper and coconut oil. I feel amazing in my body and I do not have period cramps anymore.

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    1. That's great! Glad someone else do this too.

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  5. I considered starting to take turmeric for my MS, it's suppose to be good for the brain too I guess! Great article!

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    1. There are so many benefits to using turmeric. Too many to count.

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  6. Great post! Had always known that Turmeric was good but then the drinks you mentioned above is great :)

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  7. This post came at the perfect time if you know what I mean.. I am going to try turmeric tea today.

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  8. I love tumeric!! great for spots aswell. just add some water and leave for an hour or so! wooolah no more spots :)

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    1. I've heard about this before, perhaps I'll put it in my next homemade facial mask.

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  9. I was just going to pick up some tumeric at the store! Need to go back and get it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love tumeric!!!Great blog post! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len
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    XO

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week 🖤

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  11. Your tips are a lifesaver! I didn't know that turmeric is such a healthy spice. Have a good week

    xx Simone
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    1. Recently found out too and it's been such a life saver.

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  12. What a great tip!

    Have an awesome day,
    xx Kris

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  13. Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing! I really wish I would've seen this earlier!

    -GG
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    1. Thanks.. it's never too late to stock up 🖤

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  14. OMG You sound just like me!! I would miss work because the pain was so bad. Thank you for sharing an alternative. I have Turmeric on hand and will give this a shot next time instead of all the pain killers I use (espcially Ibuprofen) Thank you again, love! Xo, Ellese

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    1. I'm glad I wrote this post then. So happy you found this helpful. Hope it works nicely for you as it does for me love. Have a great week.

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  15. I had no idea this existed, and I reeeeaaallly needed something new to try as nothing was working for me! Awesome post!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  16. I luckily never suffered from cramps, but it is hood to know that there would be an alternative to pain killers.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Oh, lucky you! I always wish for that.

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  17. This sounds great! I must remember to try this.
    Gemma x
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  18. I've never heard of this! I get the worst cramps so I'll definitely check this out x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  19. I didn't know that turmeric could ease period pain! I'll have to tyr it!

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  20. I love your blog x
    -Daria
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  21. I have to try this!

    Christine
    www.rosesinsoho.com

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  22. This is amazingggggg! I'm excited to give this a try, thanks for sharing!

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