What are the Home Remedies for Heavy Periods ?

What are the Home Remedies for Heavy Periods ?

A few tweaks to your diets can put your menstrual period back on the track. Sometimes when you are too busy doing your job, it can disturb them, just having enough rest can sometimes bring relief. but when problem deteriorates then a visit to the doctor becomes mandatory, you need to see the doctor if you are having huge size clots in your monthly periods and feel fatigued and get tired and start gasping for breath when you do a little physical work. Heavy menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia by the medical staff.

Common symptoms of heavy bleeding cause iron-deficient anemia, too worn out, acute cramps in the lower abdominal area, headache and nausea. Sometimes the bleeding flows out so much that it decreases the volume of blood in your body, making you getting admitted in a hospital.

What are the Cheapest Home Remedies?

You might even try some home remedies to decrease the bleeding like:

Ice Packs – Put some ice on the abdomen for 20 minutes or sometimes for the whole day if the bleeding is too severe.

Vitamin C – You try to have food that contains vitamin C in abundance, so that your iron level goes up, strengthening your blood vessels.

Iron – A research claims the low iron level leads to heavy menstrual bleeding and people begin consuming iron rich diet that helps in reducing the heavy flow.

But before you proceed with these remedies, better check it out with a physician and he/she can guide you better and you will not run the risk of any flare up in your flow.

What are the Most Common Remedies at Home?

There are many home remedies that can prevent this heavy flow that is causing you complications. Altering your diet plans can save you from this trouble. Let’s discuss some homely remedies that can reduce them.

1. Cinnamon


Cinnamon reduces the insulin resistance in females. Cinnamon releases thromboxane A2 receptors, which makes the platelets to clot. Thus helping in the heavy flow that comes out is clotted immediately, thus blocking the path of other flow that is coming later. To reap in the benefits of cinnamon grind cinnamon into a fine powder and add it to a cup of plain water. Boil this mixture for about 20 minutes. Keep it in a clean jar and drink before you hit the bed. Within a few days you will make the periods normal.

2. Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds contain bio-active compounds that keep the female hormones in balance. To reduce this heavy rush, boil some coriander seeds in 1 liter of water, keep boiling unless the water reduces its volume by half. When this mixture cools down, add some raw honey or sugar to sweeten your drink. Drink 1 cup each day for at least a week. There is another way, put a handful coriander leaves in a hot cup of water and let them steep for at least 10 or more minutes. Strain the water and drink 1 cup daily to reduce your period flow.

3. Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry

Red raspberry has astringent features that heals the cramps in the abdomen area, that happen due to heavy outflow. It also strengthens the walls of uterus, thus benefiting the reproductive system because it contains bio-active alkaloid supplements. Its leaves contain potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and iron. To reduce this heavy flow make powder of its dried leaves by grinding. Mix it in hot water for at least 15 minutes. This solution should be drunk thrice a day during the menstrual system.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is the only one that has acidic features and is still capable of alkalizing your body. It also maintains a balance with hormones. Just dissolve 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of plain water and stir heavily. Drink 1 glass each day, during your menstrual period. It does not help in reducing the flow, but will eradicate many other problems that comes during the menstrual syndrome.

5. Use Ice Packs

Use Ice Packs

When ice is put on something, it contracts that thing. Excessive blood is given to the blood vessels that expand and heavy out flow is inevitable. You can contract these blood vessels by putting ice on them. Just wrap a clean cloth on some ice cubes and place them on the lower abdomen for at least 20 minutes. Keep repeating this procedure after every 2 hours, thus reducing the swelling and the pain. This process also eliminates cramps.

6. Ginger


Ginger has a wide variety of healings for a number of diseases. Prostaglandin hormone is responsible for menstrual cramps over flow, ginger helps in controlling this hormone. It also contracts the blood vessels by thinning the blood. Take some powder of dried ginger after grinding. Put it in a cup of plain water and boil it. Let it keep simmering for about 5 minutes. Drink this cup twice a day, especially after the meals. You can also include ginger in your daily cooked dishes and reap its benefits. Its pungent smell makes your meal tastier.

7. Banana Flowers

Banana Flowers

It sounds a little funny that how can banana flowers stop this over flow, but it is able to when it is mixed with yogurt. Banana has lots of vitamin B6 and potassium. It helps in controlling the bowel movement. ‘A banana a day, keeps PMS and mood swings away’. Yogurt is rich in calcium and helps ease the menstrual disturbance. Yogurt also has healthy bacteria, which helps in boosting the digestive system, thus prevents bloating.

Thus the above mentioned home remedies can be tried at home by many females and see the differences they make whenever you face such a condition. If you are not getting the results that you are seeking, it will be better if you see your doctor, before proceeding as he/she can give advice on your problem in a better way as he/she is after all a qualified person.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.