Home remedies for menorrhagia (heavy bleeding / menstruation)

Heavy and excessive bleeding during menstruation, with pain in the abdomen and the lumbar region is a source of discomfort and pain for some girls. Also called as menorrhagia, this sometimes can lead to anemia. Some of these home remedies will help in providing relief.
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* Burn to ashes the outer fibrous covering of the coconut. Mix one tsp of this ash with a cup of coconut water. Add sugar candy to taste and drink it twice a day.
* During this period use a lot of green amaranth (see pic here) in your diet.
* Drink a cup of curds mixed with a tbsp of the juice extracted from banana flowers. This gives quick relief.
* Eat a handful of roasted green mango peel.
* Prepare a curry out of banana flower. Mix it with curds and eat it.
* Drink lemon juice 3-4 times a day during menstrual period.
* Taking amla (gooseberry) juice mixed with honey also helps.
* For 4 parts of water, add one part of coriander (cilantro) seeds and boil it until the decoction reduces to half. Then strain it, add sugar candy and drink it when it is still warm. Do this for 3-4 days.
* The tender leaves of pomegranate can also be used for the treatment of this condition. Seven leaves along with seven grains of rice should be made into a paste and taken internally twice a day for a month. This works both as a preventive as well as curative medicine.
* Sugarcane juice, grapes, banana, amla, pomegranate – all these are useful in this condition. Hot and spicy things are to be strictly avoided.
* During such times, one should not resort to any strenuous or light exercise. Adequate rest will help. Worry, anxiety and anger also should be avoided as far as possible. Complete mental and physical rest is highly recommended. Prolonged exposure to sun, heat, indiscriminate traveling and long journeys should be avoided.
* While sleeping try raising the foot of the bed or place a pillow below your feet.

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  1. Anonymous6:18 PM

    In Homoeopathy, medicines are given for normal ovulation and menstruation in a natural way rather than for inducing artificial menstruation or suppressing normal ovulation. So, it goes with nature to treat the condition for getting normal, regular cycle of ovulation and subsequently menses Homoeopathy medicines not only relieve the pain but also treat the condition permanently. Homeopathic medicines should be taken under the advice and diagnosis of a qualified Homoeopath.

  2. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Drinking more fluids can sometimes help. it also may be a problem with your uterus. If i was you i would go to the dr with or without being armed. it could be a serious problem

  3. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Menstrual problems like can be due to a lack of progesterone.

  4. Arati9:50 AM

    The causes for such heave menstrual bleeding may be things like a contraceptive device that has been inserted, hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, polyps, malfunctioning ovaries, a complicated pregnancy or some sort of medication that is not agreeing with you. However, it is important for you to know that self help is probably the worst thing you can do to yourself if you are facing any or all of these problems. Please see a doctor who will be able to tell you what exactly is wrong and will also administer appropriate treatment.

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  6. unknown10:11 AM

    There are many possible reasons why your periods are heavy An imbalance in your hormones,Fibroids in the womb,A chemical imbalance.

  7. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Irregular heavy periods is suggestive of anovulatory bleeding(not producing egg).

  8. Great Post. Concurrently reducing the intake of spicy foods, papaya and seaseme can also aid in improving menorrhegia. These food ingredients are known to produce excessive 'heat' which results in prolonged and frequent mensturation.

  9. Kavita10:45 AM

    Heavy periods can be hereditary. Sometimes more the lining of the uterus expels itself from the body during heavy flow times and therefore has more blood along with it.

  10. How To Get Rid Of A Heavy Period

  11. Dhanya10:48 AM

    Periods come naturally, and everyone's flow is different. If you have excessive bleeding, see your gynecologist. They may be able to prescribe you certain birth control or another medication to lighten your flow.

  12. Bhavana2:37 PM

    When menstrual flow is heavy and there is pain in the lower abdomen that almost feels like bearing down, lie on your back with knees bent and place a hot water bottle on the abdomen. Take 2 Calc. Flor. tablets under the tongue. Take another 2 after half an hour and then another 2 an hour later. 2 Ferr. Phos. tablets can be taken three times a day for the duration of the period.

  13. Chandani9:55 AM

    Irregular heavy periods is suggestive of anovulatory bleeding(not producing egg).
    Are you sexually active?If you are then oral contraceptives would give you a reduced regular cycle and provide contraception as well.
    The best thing is to see your doctor for full discussion of your circustances and optimum treatment

  14. Anonymous8:27 AM

    The most frequent cause of menorrhagia is an imbalance between the amounts of estrogen and progesterone in the body. Because of this imbalance, the endometrium (pronounced: en-doh-mee-tree-um, the lining of the uterus) keeps building up. Then when the body gets rid of the endometrium during a period, the bleeding is very heavy.

    heavy bleeding may be caused by thyroid conditions, blood diseases, or inflammation or infections in the vagina or cervix. To help figure out the cause of abnormal bleeding, a doctor can do a pelvic exam, a Pap smear, and blood tests. If you do have menorrhagia, it can be treated with hormones, medicine, or removal of any growths in the uterus that may be the cause of excessive bleeding.
    Extremely Painful Periods

    Dysmenorrhea (pronounced: dis-men-uh-ree-uh) is the medical term for very painful periods. Primary dysmenorrhea — painful periods that are not caused by a disease or other condition — is more common in teens than secondary dysmenorrhea (painful periods caused by a disease or condition).

    The culprit in primary dysmenorrhea is prostaglandin, the same naturally occurring chemical that causes cramps. In large amounts, prostaglandin can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, backaches, diarrhea, and severe cramps when you have your period. Fortunately, these symptoms usually only last for a day or two. Doctors usually prescribe anti-inflammatory medicines to treat primary dysmenorrhea. As with cramps, exercise, hot water bottles, and birth control pills might also bring some relief.

    Some of the more common conditions that can cause secondary dysmenorrhea include:

    * endometriosis, a condition in which tissue normally found only in the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus
    * pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a type of bacterial infection
    * fibroids or growths on the inside wall of the uterus

    All of these conditions require that a doctor diagnose the problem and then treat you appropriately.
    What to Do if You Suspect a Problem

    When you have questions about your period or anything else related to your development, talk to your doctor. This is particularly true if you notice a change in your menstrual cycle. Though most period problems turn out to be nothing to worry about, it's always good to be safe.

    See your doctor if:

    * You have not started your period by the time you are 16. This may indicate that you have a problem that requires medical attention.
    * You stop getting your period or it becomes really irregular after it has been regular for a while (like 6 months or more). This can be a sign that you may have a hormone imbalance or a problem with nutrition, which can harm your body if left untreated.
    * You have very heavy or long periods, especially if you have a short cycle and get your period frequently. In rare cases, lots of blood loss can cause anemia (iron deficiency) and leave you feeling really weak and tired.
    Your periods are really painful. You might have endometriosis or benign growths that should be removed. Or if you're sexually active, you might have PID.Chances are that your painful or irregular periods are nothing to worry about. But if there is something going on, the quicker you get it taken care of, the sooner you'll be on your way to feeling great again.

  15. Guruji10:32 AM

    Reiki can help a lot. It promotes both emotional and physical healing at the same time, stops the bleeding, helps wounds heal many times faster than usually, and introduces a state of relaxation for the patient. If you can, find someone to give you Reiki treatments, either in person or via long distance. You can also try numerous Reiki groups out there -- they'll be glad to help.

  16. Anonymous10:33 AM

    There is another method to stop heavy menstrual bleeding, it is Su Jok. If applied properly, you heal within two or three days, and it is as inexpensive as it can be. It is a form of acupuncture on your hands and feet.

  17. Dr.Amit9:50 AM

    Irregular heavy periods is suggestive of anovulatory bleeding(not producing egg).
    Are you sexually active?If you are then oral contraceptives would give you a reduced regular cycle and provide contraception as well.
    The best thing is to see your doctor for full discussion of your circustances and optimum treatment

  18. Swati9:54 AM

    This is from an imbalance of hormones. Are you too thin or too heavy? Do you exercise and eat well? Maybe you need to go to a gynecologist and get checked out. I know a doctor would recommend birth control pills with synthetic hormones. I would suggest bio identical progesterone cream to use two weeks after the first day of your period. Use two weeks and stop, then start again. See if that helps. Read about hormones and your menstrual cycle. There are many causes for your symptoms. Most aren't terrible or life threatening at all, but if it continues, please get checked to make sure it's not a cyst on your ovary or something like that. Stress, diet so many things can through your cycle off. You need to learn how to keep yourself "normal" for you.

  19. Sarita10:04 AM

    Women suffering from excess bleeding and severe pain at the back and stomach should take banana leaf, cooked in little oil, with curd. This gives fast relief from pain and also controls the excessive blood flow.

  20. Sandeep9:22 AM

    Irregular heavy periods is suggestive of anovulatory bleeding.The best thing is to see your doctor for full discussion of your circumstances and optimum treatment

  21. Dr. Subhadra9:23 AM

    This is from an imbalance of hormone.please get checked to make sure it's not a cyst on your ovary or something like that. Stress, diet so many things can through your cycle off. You need to learn how to keep yourself "normal" for you.

  22. Subhodh10:14 AM

    Taking diluted lemon juice twice a day during menstrual period can control excessive bleeding.

  23. Mohini9:23 AM

    taking the pill usually decreases bleeding and regulates your period.

  24. Sumedha9:24 AM


  25. Sarita9:26 AM

    Have a good look at your diet. Are you eating 25g of fiber daily and drinking at least 6-8 glasses of plain water each day? This regime may take a while to work though.

  26. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Increase fluids and fiber. If the bleeding is excessive, you may have to undergo a hemorrhoidectomy.

  27. Diana9:33 AM

    Eat Black Licorice! It works beautifully!

  28. Deepa9:34 AM

    hormonal imbalance?

  29. Anita9:39 AM

    Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of heavy bleeding.

  30. Deepa9:46 AM

    Birth control will regulate your flow.

  31. Anushka8:55 AM

    Foods containing heme iron are the best for increasing or maintaining healthy iron levels. Such foods include (in order of iron-richness) clams, oysters, organ meats, beef, pork, poultry, and fish.

  32. Jennifer8:57 AM

    Evening Primrose Oil capsules really help with this.

  33. GENETICS. This is a pretty obvious risk factor of heavy period. If your mom had heavy periods, you will probably inherit the condition as it is already encoded in your genes.

  34. Anonymous11:32 AM

    LIFESTYLE. Do you smoke? If yes, then you are putting yourself at risk for period problems even if you do not qualify for any of the above mentioned risk factors. Unhealthy habits, like smoking, change the chemistry of your body; and its effects can be pretty long-lasting.

  35. Karuna11:32 AM

    If you’re suffering from a heavy period, you should see your doctor to rule out any problem which would require immediate attention.

  36. Heera9:31 AM

    Drink lots of water, go for a 30 minute walk, get an early night.
    For the next month, get at least 30 minutes walk every day, eat regular nutritious meals (plenty of red meat and fibre and fruit) and make sure you get a good night's sleep every night.

  37. Jyotsna9:32 AM

    stress causes them earlier and makes them rather harder than usual.Even much much heavier and harder than usual.It did happen to me a couple of times.Don´t worry but if it happens for the next periods then, you should consult a doctor.


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