Did you know hibiscus tea is a women's best friend during your menstruation? Yes, this delicious tea works with the prostaglandins hormone-like substance that is released during your menstruation and causes painful cramping. During the release or contractions of the smooth muscles of the uterus, this process helps to shed its lining. These contractions ultimately result in a reduction of the blood supply to the uterus. It is this process that can lead to cramps. Generally, women that have higher levels of prostaglandins will experience more severe cramps.
A recent study suggests that hibiscus may have smooth muscle relaxant and analgesic properties. The results of this study were of impact as they imply that hibiscus tea could be a natural alternative to medications for period cramps. So, the next time you are drinking tea. Try this yummy natural remedy to help ease cramping during your menses.