Menstrual cramps are some of the most painful cramps that you will ever experience, and what’s worse is that they come along with a myriad of other terrible symptoms that can make you feel hideously ill and bad about yourself.
Many women have undoubtedly given you home remedies, which have helped a little but not wholly take the cramps away. However, one new treatment has been making waves in the world of menstrual cramp remedies.
We’re taking a look at whether or not cannabis might help to relieve your menstrual cramps.
How Does It Work?
There are two types of cannabinoids in marijuana, namely THC and CBD. THC is the cannabinoid that gives the characteristic ‘high’ that we have become accustomed to associating with marijuana.
However, CBD is what has recently gained popularity as a pain reliever, an insomnia cure, and, most notably for this article, an anti-inflammatory. CBD has many all-natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Because of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that CBD contains, it allows women to feel relief from the pain and inflammation that comes with menstrual cramps. While it is a component of cannabis, it will not allow you to get a ‘high’ as you would if you used the plant recreationally. It simply relieves pain.
Is It Effective?
While no research proves that cannabis can relieve menstrual cramps, many women have tried it and said it was the most effective way to eliminate menstrual cramps. Whether they’ve chosen to consume the cannabis through food or oils or small tablets, there have been rave reviews on how well it works for menstrual cramps.
However, we don’t need science to know that we would love to try any effective natural remedy. Knowing that what you are putting into your body comes from the earth gives you peace of mind in knowing that you are not being harmed in any way by the drug.
There are so many different ways to use cannabis to remedy menstrual cramps, so you just have to find the best for you. You can use others’ recommendations, but make sure that you follow dosage instructions to be safe. Consulting your doctor or homeopath might be a good idea, too.