How many times have you blamed your behaviour on ‘that-time-of-the-month’? How often do you find yourself skipping work or other engagements around the arrival of ‘aunty flo’? How frequently do you resort to taking strong and detrimental painkillers, in order to power through household chores? A common answer for many women is likely to be ‘too often’. As women bear the burden of propagating their race, they must also bear the burdens that accompany this miraculous ability. However, knowledge is power, and if one is equipped with the right knowledge, dealing with the symptoms of menstruation is easier.
Menstruation is an age-old biological cycle through which most women, if not all, suffer pain and discomfort in varying degrees. Severe cramps in the abdomen and back, bloating, mood swings, nausea and diarrhoea are not uncommon symptoms during periods. Menstrual cramps, even if not characterised by a throbbing and severe pain, have the unfortunate effect of making women feel low, dull and grumpy as well. The spasmodic dull ache around the core area also makes it hard for women to sit, stand, walk or sleep. Extreme spasms have the unfortunate effect of putting a woman entirely out of commission for one to three days, making them skip work, school or social events.
Natural methods to counter these symptoms, particularly for pain relief, have been around for centuries. However, with the onset of modern medicine, women preferred easily-available medication, leading to methods of natural pain relief being largely neglected. Relying on over-the-counter drugs may seem a fast and ideal solution, but multiple studies have shown their harmful long-term effects on the body. A recent study conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration, a network of reputed researchers, emphasises that in some cases medicines may cause harmful side-effects, ranging from stomach problems, nausea, headaches or drowsiness.
Fortunately, in recent years, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of natural remedies for medical problems. This has penetrated the menstrual health industry as well. Many innovative products have been launched to address a variety of menstrual health concerns. The most prominent of them are pain relief oils, which have been a game-changer when it comes to alleviating period-related problems.
Essential oils have been used as a form of alternative medicine for centuries. They are made with particular plant extracts that are known for their multiple health benefits. Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted from the plants, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a final product ready to be used. When searching for the right essential oil for any purpose, the important thing to focus on is how it is made, because essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils and do not provide the same benefits.
Femingo, a wing of the successful brand ‘Yogic Naturals’, has launched its 100% pure natural oil, ‘Go Go Yin’. This ground-breaking product is aimed exclusively at delivering pain free menses through a simple application procedure, and stands far ahead of its competitors in the market. ‘Go Go Yin’ is a special blend of plant extracts that regulates the flow, in turn allowing the user to unwind and remain comfortable in situations that usually cause debilitating distress and extreme levels of pain. Further, it helps to stabilise the often-volatile symptoms of PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome.
The Femingo ‘Go Go Yin’ oil is easy to use and has an invitingly smooth texture. Along with alleviating symptoms of pain, it improves overall pelvic wellbeing. Most importantly, it has no side-effects, is biodegradable and aimed especially at busy women of today that are always on the go. This innovative compound contains no additional synthetics, which helps to diminish chances of allergic reactions and potential side effects. ‘Go Go Yin’ is produced using ingredients that can be easily assimilated by the human body.
Now period cramps and ‘those days of the month’ can no longer stop women from achieving everything they want. Just a couple of drops of the Femingo ‘Go Go Yin’ pain-relief oil ensures that every day is a smooth ride.
The writer is a lawyer who pens lifestyle articles for various publications and on her successful blog www.nooranandchawla.com. She can be found on Instagram @nooranandchawla.
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RITHVIK DHANJANI SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN CARTEL
MUMBAI: The show Cartel is an action drama with its core set in a family. The show primarily revolves around The Angre family and four other Crime Lords based in the different areas of the city. The trailer starts showing us “The Family”, with us getting introduced to Rani Mai, played by the versatile Supriya Pathak.
Dressed in a nauvari saree, Rani Mai is fierce. We are then introduced to her three sons – Major Bhau, Madhu Bhau, and Abhay – played by Tanuj Virwani, Jeetendra Joshi, and Rithvik Dhanjani. When one character asks Major Bhau how he killed the soldier inside him, his reply – “Mara nahi hai wo, Pehle wo desh ke liye ladta tha, aur ab apni family ke liye” – we can’t help but whistle.
With a humongous cast of around 137 talented actors, this highly ambitious show is all set to enthral the audiences with its action-packed trailer. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, the show has a stellar cast comprising Supriya Pathak, Tanuj Virwani, Jitendra Joshi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Pranati Rai Prakash, Divya Agarwal, Girija Oak Godbole, Amey Wagh, Monica Dogra, Vikram Kochhar, Vibhav Roy, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sanaya Pithawala, Mayur More, Mrinal Dutt, Krishna Kaul, Aditi Vasudev, Keval Dasani, Kannan Arunachalam, Sushrii Mishra amongst the 137 actors in the show.
The Daily Guardian spoke to Rithvik Dhanjani about the series Cartel and experience working on a character totally different from him in real life. Cartel is your first web series, how excited are you for it? I am on the 19th cloud. Finally the series is going to be out after almost three years of preparing for it. Excited for the series to see it come alive and hope the audience loves it too. Blood, sweat, heart and soul has gone in making the series and wish the audience reciprocates it with love.
What does your character look like in web series Cartel, any preparations made for the same? How relatable is it in real life? My character in the web series Cartel is Abhay Angre. Rithvik and Abhay are totally different from each other in real life. Abhay is maniac, a child , he is like a ticking bomb nobody would know what is he going to do in the show. It is a lot of preparation gone in making Abhay. My team who has been there with me during the making of the series and Abhay helped me in order to achieve the mannerism and accent of Abhay. I secretly recorded the conversation so that I could imitate and implement what he says to get my character of Abhay to perfection. I am very excited to play Abhay as I am not what he is and that is what is more exciting.
TAAPSEE TO GO ON THE PITCH FOR HER NEXT SHABAASH MITHU
MUMBAI: Taapsee Pannu is devoting her complete focus to her first film, Blurr, which is being shot in Nainital as any first-time producer would. But, before heading to the high station, the actor met with Srijit Mukherji to discuss Shabaash Mithu’s future. In June, the noted Bengali filmmaker took over as director of the biopic on Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj, replacing Rahul Dholakia. Pannu is said to have detailed her preparation and notes for the part she has been playing for the past year at length during the recent meeting. She’ll start shooting for the sports drama in early September when Blurr wraps.
According to the news, the biopic was supposed to start filming in April, but the second wave of the pandemic forced the team to put it on hold. Srijit is currently in Mumbai, where he is laying the groundwork for the big film. The film will begin shooting as soon as Taapsee returns to the city, followed by a worldwide release. Mithali is expected to meet with the director soon. Taapsee was last seen in Haseen Dilruba, which received positive reviews.
SUNNY DEOL CELEBRATES 38 YEARS OF HIS DEBUT FILM ‘BETAAB’
MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sunny Deol celebrated 38 years of his debut film ‘Betaab’ by taking a trip down the memory lane. The ‘Border’ star took to his Instagram account and shared a throwback picture featuring him from ‘Betaab’. He captioned the post, “Betaab 1983 4th aug.” In the priceless old photograph shared by the ‘Gadar’ star, the then 27-year-old actor can be seen sitting on a wooden fence with a scenic landscape in the background.
Released on August 5, 1983, the film featured Sunny and fellow debutante Amrita Singh as two youngsters who fall in love despite the class difference between their families. Sunny received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination for his performance.
The film was a box-office success and its songs ‘Jab Hum Jawan Honge’, ‘Tumne Dee Awaaz’ and ‘Badal Yun Garajta Hai’ were chartbusters. As per reports, the actor-turned-politician has been roped in to star in R Balki’s upcoming psychological thriller.
RANVEER SINGH SIGNED FOR BHANSALI’S BAIJU BAWRA
NEW DELHI: There were reports that Ranbir Kapoor has said no to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s proposed musical love story Baiju Bawra. Sources close to Bhansali denied stating, “Ranbir has not been offered Baiju Bawra. The only time Ranbir turned down a role in a Bhansali film was when he was offered Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer Guzaarish. Bhansali offered him the role that was eventually played by Aditya Roy Kapur.”
About the casting of Baiju Bawra, the source close to Bhansali productions says, “It is Ranveer Singh who was being seriously considered for the part. Bhansali’s focus was on the casting of Heera Mandi. But now since erroneous information on the male casting of Baiju Bawra was being leaked out, Bhansali has decided to announce Ranveer Singh in the ambitious grand musical’s title role.”
BELL BOTTOM STARS SPOTTED IN DELHI
It was raining stars in the national capital after a long hiatus as the star cast of the film Bell Bottom were spotted launching the trailer of their film. Actor Akshay Kumar also officially unlocked Delhi cinemas at the event. The actor was quick to encourage cinema lovers to make the trip back to theatres after their vaccinations but to do so while following all protocols so that cinemas are not forced to close again due to another wave. Bell Bottom will be the first Bollywood release after the second wave and reopening of cinemas which the team is hoping will encourage other filmmakers to announce the theatrical release of several pending projects.
The film interestingly was shot after the first lockdown abroad and is now ready for release much before other films which were shot earlier but still not released including Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi.
The film is based on true events and the trailer has already started getting rave reviews. The film has an ensemble cast and stars Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor & Adil Hussain apart from Kumar. Lara who plays Indira Gandhi in the film has also generated a lot of buzz on social media due to her transformation & prosthetics for the role. Here’s hoping that this film’s release brings much needed relief to cinemas & the film industry.
BECOMING SHERSHAAH WAS A DREAM COME TRUE MOMENT: SIDHARTH
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