Friday, May 4, 2007

Menstrual cramps - suffer no more!

To reduce the intensity of menstrual symptoms, you can change
your diet:

· Less sugar, and slightly more protein.

· Diuretic foods such as eggplant, cucumbers and parsley can help
diminish water retention.

· Calcium supplements (1 gram per day) and magnesium (500
milligrams) can help reduce anxiety (always take both).

· Vitamin B-6 (not more than 50 milligrams per day) can alleviate
symptoms of anxiety and tension.

· Vitamins E and C also help reduce the intensity of cramps.
· Aspirin has a mildly soothing effect.

· And once again you can turn to plants to relieve your pains:

* ANGELICA in infusion: 3 1/2 tablespoons of root per quart of

* MATRIX (derived from the Latin for womb): 2 teaspoons of
flowers per quart of water.

* MILFOI OR YARROW which soothes and reduces overly
abundant menstruation: about 5 1/2 tablespoons of flower tops per
quart of water.

* SAGE in infusion: I 1/2 tablespoons of dried leaves per quart
of water.
In extreme cases, ask your doctor for medication to alleviate

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