Heavy periods is also defined as menorrhagia. Only the women who suffer from it knows the pain. Menstruating for 7 days or more in a week and changing pads every 1-2 hours is not less than a curse. Heavy periods are mostly due to hormonal imbalance. Females approaching menopause may also experience heavy flow. If you have heavy periods for more than 3 consecutive months consult a gynecologist as it may also be a symptom of uterine fibroid or cancer. If your gynecologist confirms that there is nothing much to worry or you need to balance your hormones try home remedies for heavy periods discussed below in this article.
Home Remedies For Heavy Periods
Cold Compress For Heavy Periods-
One of the easiest home remedies for heavy periods is cold compress. Cold compress constricts the blood vessels and decreases the flow of blood. It also eases abdominal pain.
Take a few ice cubes and wrap it in a cotton cloth. Place it in your abdomen and compress your abdomen with it for about 15 minutes. Repeat this a few times in a day of the symptoms persists. Do this every until the cycle is over.
Cinnamon For Heavy Periods-
Cinnamon is a commonly used home remedy to treat period issues. It is also effective in heavy periods as it regulated the flow of blood when consumed during periods
Boil a stick of cinnamon in about 200 ml water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and drink the tea warm. Drink cinnamon tea two times in a day.
Garlic For Heavy Periods-
Due to its healing and curative properties garlic is one of the most popular home remedies for periods. It is rich in allicin, which is a potent antioxidant that maintains the hormonal balance. Also, garlic is known to dissolve fibroids and polyps and thus it regulates the period bleeding. Garlic increases body immunity and is it is good for all over health.
Swallow 4-5 chopped garlic cloves with water every day daily till the menstrual cycle is over.
Ginger For Heavy Periods-
The medicinal properties of ginger is a blessing for manhood. It not only treats gastric issues, but being anti-inflammatory and analgesic it also useful in easing abdominal cramps and reducing excessive period’s bleeding. Being rich in antioxidants ginger also eliminates harmful toxins.
Grate ginger in a cup of water and boil it for 5 minutes. Strain and drink the tea 3 times a day. Also, add teaspoon honey to it for taste.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Heavy Periods-
Apple cider vinegar is not just for weight loss and treats digestive issues and skin allergies. It detoxifies the body and balances hormones and thus it relieves irritation, headache, fatigue and cramps and heavy periods.
Mix 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink this solution 3 times a day.
Mustard Seeds For Heavy Periods-
Mustard have healing properties. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that maintain the level of hormones and reduces the level of estrogens. Also, mustard seeds are anti-inflammatory and have anti-oxidant properties. Thus, it alleviates heavy periods and maintains the health of the uterus.
Grind mustard seeds to make a fine powder. Mix half teaspoon of mustard seed powder to a cup of yoghurt. Also, add a pinch of salt to it. Eat it two times a day.
These are home remedies, we know to alleviate heavy periods. If you have more in your kitty let us know. But if you have no relief, do consult your gynecologist.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.