Periods are really hard most of the time. Though the menstrual cycle lasts for about three to eight days, the average is five days. Bleeding is usually heavy during the first two days. Some women may feel the period cramps even before your bleeding starts. 

There are four stages of the menstrual cycle (menstruation, follicular phase, ovulation phase, and luteal phase). Hormonal changes cause pain before or after the period starts.

In 2018, Journal of Autoimmunity published an article that the immune system gets weaker by drastic changes to progesterone and estrogen before menstruation and you may experience inflammation (cramping and bloating) and immune cells might be lower.


Nausea before periods is the normal part of premenstrual syndrome. A hormone called prostaglandin circulates during the time of your period. This process controls inflammation and blood flow. You may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. 

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS):

Mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, acne, back pain, constipation, depression, joint pain, and rapid heartbeat are some of the symptoms that almost all women get.

Creating a proper plan of action to recover from cramps helps.

How to stop nausea before period:   

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Intake of bland foods like bananas, rice, and toast gives energy.
  • Get fresh air.
  • A more severe form of PMS is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), where some people vomit and others do not.
  • Doctors usually suggest liquids like ginger ale, apple juice, broth, and tea.

5 Helpful ways to treat Nausea:

  • You can make ginger tea using a piece of fresh ginger. Boil a peeled piece of ginger for a while and have this tea.
  • Chamomile has been used as medicine for thousands of years. Use fresh chamomile flowers to make tea by pouring a cup of boiling water.
  • Take a handful of peppermint leaves and put them in boiling water. Adding some honey to it helps to avoid nausea and vomiting. 
  • For long-term relief, doctors suggest a regular intake of 1.3 milligrams of vitamin B-6.
  •  Research shows that deep breath taken slowly helps to ease nausea.

How to reduce Nausea during period:

  • Many women struggle with cramps, headaches, and mood swings. Acupuncture helps not only in reducing the pain but also makes the period cycle regular. This is a traditional technique used by the Chinese.
  • Fennel seeds are an effective herbal drug that plays a vital role in quick relief and experiencing shorter periods. You can take a few fennel seeds and gulp it down with water.
  • Cinnamon powder has a very good digestive property that prevents bloating during periods. Take a glass of warm water and add cinnamon powder to it. You can take it as it is or add honey to improve taste.
  • Cumin seeds have antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, which are known for their relaxing effects. Soak cumin seeds overnight and in the morning add some cinnamon powder, boil it and drink. This helps to reduce cramps and stress.
  • Try relaxing your muscles, this helps to relieve nausea. The progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) technique is used by people who tighten and relax their muscles, using a specific pattern.
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