Fennel seeds can work as drugs like ibuprofen for painful periods, and an eighth of a teaspoon of ginger powder three times a day can cut menstrual bleeding in half.
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For more on treating menstrual pain and PMS see:
• Saffron for the Treatment of PMS (
• Wake Up and Smell the Saffron (
• Plant-Based Diets For Breast Pain (
• Flax Seeds For Breast Pain (
• Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods (
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