11 Nov '16, 4pm
These 3 beverages are commonly used to relieve #menstrualcramps as an alternative to painkillers.
Find out how red wine and other home remedies can help keep your menstrual cramps at bay. Many women are no strangers to painful menstrual periods. In severe cases, they may even have difficulty walking. “It (The level of pain) really depends on the amount of prostaglandin released,” said Dr Candice Wang, an obstetrician & gynecologist at GynaeMD Women’s Clinic. “Some ladies have higher amounts in their body, causing their uterus to contract a little bit more.” While painkillers are commonly used to relieve the agonizing cramps, here are some alternative remedies that you could try. Red wine Glass of wine. Photo by: Melanie Koh As odd as it may sound, a glass of red wine a day could help relieve menstrual cramps for some. A study done by the Kainan University’s School of Healthcare Management in Taiwan found that resveratrol, a component found in red wine, can reduce uteri...