A home remedy based on Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides a prompt relief with no side effects: ginger tea with brown sugar. It’s easy, effective, and natural.
Many women suffer from menstrual cramps; some have mild symptoms but some have severe pain during period. This ginger tea with brown sugar is widely used by Chinese women to relieve menstrual cramps. Ginger is a natural pain killer and it stimulates the Yang energy (as opposed to Yin energy) which helps the blood circulation. Ginger tea with honey is also a natural remedy for flu and cold. However, for menstrual pain relief, brown sugar is essential because it is less processed and thus preserves more nutrients, including minerals to tranquilize the nervous system and thus to relieve pain.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the combination of ginger tea and brown sugar not only relives cramps but also helps the body to clear waste with menstrual bleeding. This recipe gives you a more comfortable period and a healthier body in general. Have this ginger tea with brown sugar for at least twice (250 c.c. each time) everyday or anytime you feel cramps during period, or just anytime you feel like a cup of hot tea. It is natural without any side effects (the only concern may be calories), so you can have as much as you want.
1 inch piece of ginger root
2 table spoons of brown sugar
5 cups of water
- Peel ginger root and slice it into thin slices
- In a saucepan bring water to immediate boil and add ginger slices
- Reduce heat and simmer with cover for 20 minutes
- Add brown sugar and gently stir to dissolve
- Strain the tea to a mug or teapot
In addition, virtually all Chinese women know that cold food and drink, such as ice cream and cold beverage, triggers menstrual pain. It is very well known because Chinese mothers tell their daughters to avoid cold food (or drink) during their period. Women with more severe menstrual pain should start doing so a few days before her period until it ends, or even avoid cold food and drink as much as possible.