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25+ Natural Remedies for Menorrhagia

Updated on July 13, 2019
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Menorrhagia is the medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding, it affects a lot of women and many are looking for natural ways to help this condition because most times drugs and other conventional treatment don’t work like that and they also come with undesirable side effects. Below are some of the most effective natural remedies for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Amla

Amla or Indian gooseberry as it is wildly known promotes normal menstruation. It fights fatigue, a common symptom of heavy bleeding and increases the concentration of iron in the body thus preventing anemia.

Dissolve 2 tablespoons of amla powder in a glass of water and drink this daily during your menstruation. Also, try and eat at least one amla fruit daily.

Ice pack

Ice produces cold and this tightens your blood vessels and relieves pains in the process. It also controls heavy menstrual flow. Put an ice pack on your abdomen for at least 20 minutes and you can do this many times in a day. You can also do a cold compress in place of an ice pack.

Sesame seeds

This reduces the rate of bleeding during menstruation, it also cures spasmodic pains, and relieve other symptoms of menorrhagia. Mix three tablespoons of sesame powder in a cup of hot water and drink two times daily. This will help to regulate the contraction of your uterus.

Chaste tree

Vitex or chaste tree is one of the best known herbs for treating hormonal imbalances in women, a major cause of menorrhagia. It works by acting on the pituitary glands and hypothalamus to increase the production of LH and also inhibit the release of FSH mildly.

This helps to control and normalize the ratio between estrogen and progesterone, thus, helping to reduce the rate of bleeding. When a woman is under stress, a lot of prolactin is released into the bloodstream, vitex helps in obstructing this process. Get a quality vitex supplement from a reputable health store and note that it takes 4 to 6 months to see the effects of this herb, so you have a exercise a little patience.

Yarrow

This ancient herb has been used for many years to boost fertility in women and corrects menstrual disorders like heavy menstruation. It stops heavy menstruation by constricting your blood vessels and it also tightens and strengthens your blood vessels.

It relieves inflammation and boosts proper circulation of blood around your body and most especially to your reproductive organs. Boil some yarrow leaves in water until it changes color and drink when warm. Take a t least a cup every day and you can add honey to improve the taste.

Parsley

Parsley controls bleeding during menstruation and it treats the two common complications caused by menorrhagia which are iron deficiency and inflammation. It is very rich in vitamin C and this mineral increases the absorption of iron from foods, and prevents the depletion or deficiency of iron due to heavy bleeding.

This also helps in preventing menorrhagia-induced anemia. Parsley also contains powerful antioxidants that help in fighting and preventing inflammation. Take parsley juice daily during your period or you can chew on some fresh leaves of parsley.

Mustard seed

This wonderful herb has matchless healing abilities, it contains rich fatty acids that help in stopping bleeding naturally. They balance the levels of hormones and also reduce the levels of estrogen in the body. Grind mustard seeds into fine powder and mix half tablespoon of this in a cup of hot water, drink this twice daily. You can use milk in place of water if you don’t like the taste.

Shepherd’s purse

Take this astringent as a tincture together with yarrow a week before your menstruation starts. This will help slow down the rate of bleeding by taking blood away from the pelvis.

Tamarind

Tamarind helps the process of blood clotting thereby preventing excess bleeding. Remove the seeds and blend it using water and honey and take it in form of a paste. You can also boil seedless tamarind in water for 15 minutes and allow it cool down. After that, add honey and drink it.

Iron

A deficiency of iron leads to heavy bleeding during your period, it also worsens the symptoms of menstruation and make them worse. A deficiency in iron can also weaken the muscles of your womb and impair the ability of the muscles to clamp down on blood vessels and this is necessary to to stop bleeding.

Include rich sources of iron in your diet regularly, these include spinach, broccoli, lentils, and beans. You can also take iron supplement when prescribed by your doctor. Women with menorrhagia are also treated for iron-deficiency anemia.

Licorice

This s one of the most treasured Ayurvedic remedy for menstrual problems like heavy menstruation. Peel dry licorice root and crush into fine powder, pour 4 grams of this into a cup of water and drink this solution once daily for 5 days.

Lady’s mantle

This herb acts as an astringent also and stops internal and external bleeding including heavy bleeding during menstruation. It relieves cramps, inflammation, and helps to regulate menstrual cycle. It is also helps in healing endometriosis and fibroids, 2 main causes of menorrhagia. Make an infusion from this herb and take it like tea or in form of tinctures.

Hawthorn flower decoration

This herb treats abdominal pain and excessive flow of blood by stimulating proper flow of blood due to its rich content of the compound Trimethylamine. Mix 30 grams of hawthorn flower with 15 grams of saffron flower and take as a decoction.

Vitamin A

A deficiency in vitamin A affect the production of hormones, it also affects the activities of enzymes in your ovaries. Studies have also shown that vitamin A has a complex interaction with estrogen and women with menorrhagia have been shown to have very low levels of vitamin A in their bloodstream.

Increase your intake of vitamin A rich foods like carrots, green leafy vegetables and also remember that a deficiency of zinc, thyroid hormones, proteins, or vitamin C can affect the ability of your body to to convert carotenes to vitamin A. This, in turn, will create a deficiency in vitamin A.

Thyme tea

This herb has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve the symptoms of menorrhagia. It relieves cramps and improves the circulation of blood in your body. Add three spoonfuls of dried thyme to a cup of boiling water and leave it to steep for a few minutes before drinking the solution. You can also freeze the tea and use the cubes in your abdominal area to relieve pains. Do this when your menstruation is accompanied by cramps.

Red raspberry

This fruit has a powerful astringent property that helps relieves cramps during heavy menstruation. It also strengthens the walls of your uterus and supports your reproductive system due to its rich content of bioactive alkaloids. Another advantage of this herb is that the leaves are rich in iron, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.

These nutrients help stop excessive bleeding, relieve pain, control the movement of the muscles, and prevent menorrhagia-induced anemia. If you want to stop excessive bleeding, dissolve raspberry powder in a cup of boiling water and allow it steep for 15 minutes, drink this solution thrice daily when menstruating.

Rosehips

This is rich in vitamin C and this nutrient improves the uptake of iron from digested food, this prevents blood loss caused by heavy flow. You can use the oil or take in in tea form. Drink 3 cups of rosehip tea daily, you can start 3 days before your period starts and continue till the last day of your period.

Cinnamon tea

This is a powerful remedy for menorrhagia, it reduces inflammation and decreases the flow of blood. Boil cinnamon sticks in water and drink this mixture twice a day during your period.

Marigold

This herb stops heavy menstruation, boil the leaves in a pot of water for at least 30 minutes and drink it when warm or you use the water to cook. Take up to 120ml of this drink 3 days before your period starts and the first 2 days of your cycle.

Cayenne pepper

This hot spice helps balance the levels of female hormones in the body. It also increases the circulation of blood and relieves the symptoms of heavy menstruation. Add cayenne pepper in glass of warm water and add a little honey for tate. Drink this twice daily when you are on your period.

Mango bark

Mango bark contains flavonoids which help stimulate the flow of blood, it acts as an astringent and also relieves other symptoms of heavy menstruation. Add 10ml of mango bark extract to a cup of water and take it every 3 hours for four days.

Vitamin B complex

A deficiency in B vitamins will impair the ability of your liver to inactivate estrogen thereby leading to an excess amount of estrogen in the body and this can cause menorrhagia. Increase your intake of B vitamins frm natural sources and you can also take supplements when prescribed by your doctor. This will restore the ability of your liver to metabolize estrogen properly and this, in turn, will reduce your menstrual flow.

Jojoba tea

Jojoba herb together with red dates relieves the symptoms of prolonged menstruation and cramps just within a few hours of taking it. Boil a handful of jojoba leaves in a cup of water for 15 minutes and take it when warm. Jojoba is also an effective natural remedy for anemia, take this tea every day during your period.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

Though an acidic liquid, yet it alkalizes the body and help to balance the levels of hormones. Dissolve a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water take this twice daily during your menstruation. It will reduce the rate of bleeding and also relieve other symptoms that come along with heavy bleeding.

Ashoka tree bark

This is a common remedy in Ayurvedic medicine for heavy menstrual flow and other menstrual problems. Pour 2 tablespoons of ashoka bark powder into 500ml of water and heat until it reduces by half. Take one glass of this solution every morning.

Ginger

Warm ginger tea is another great remedy for period pain, it reduces pains, inflammation, and corrects heavy bleeding. It also corrects altered prostaglandin-2 ratio which is a major cause of menorrhagia. It also inhibit the enzymes prostaglandin synthetase and cyclooxygenase that alter the ratio of prostaglandins. Boil some fresh ginger roots in water and leave it to get warm, sieve it and drink afterwards. Drink this three times daily when menstruating, you can also make use of ginger powder.

Aloe vera

This herb contains many powerful antioxidants that help to balance the levels of hormones and thus correct heavy bleeding during menstruation. Add 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to a cup of hot water and drink. Do this every morning and evening during your periods and you can add honey to improve the taste.

Blackstrap molasses

This remedy has been in use for many years to help treat health problems peculiar to women reproductive system such as fibroids. It is rich in iron which helps produce more red blood cells and prevent anemia. It also soothes the walls of your uterus thereby relieving pains. Add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to a glass of warm milk and drink it early in the morning and at night before going to bed during your period.

Holy basil

This powerful herb is rich in essential nutrients which help relieve cramps and other symptoms of menorrhagia and it also balances the levels of hormones. Boil a handful of fresh basil leaves in a cup of water for 15 minutes and leave it to get warm, drink this at night before going to bed. Breastfeeding mothers should avoid this remedy.

Vitamin E

Increase your intake of vitamin E and you can lso take quality supplements, this will encourage the production of prostaglandins and also balance the levels of this important hormones.

Papaya

This fruit is rich in a lot of essential nutrients, it works by stimulating the production of estrogen thereby regulating bleeding and normalizing menstruation. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and it ensures that the walls of your uterus are functioning properly. It does this by stimulating the flow of blood. Include this sweet fruit in your diet daily and you can also boil the leaves and take it as tea.

Comfrey

Naturopaths have used this herb for many years to control heavy menstruation. It is rich in vitamin and this boosts the uptake of iron in the body. Comfrey also contains a high amount of allantoin, this compound helps in constricting blood vessels. Boil a handful of comfrey leaves in water and allow them steep for five minutes before taking it. Take it daily until the symptoms disappear.

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds prevent heavy bleeding and cramps, it also relieves some symptoms of menstruation. Add these seeds to water, let it step for at least 15 minutes, sieve and drink.

Banana flowers

Banana flowers stop heavy bleeding, this sounds strange but it is true. Make this treatment more effective by mixing banana flower and curd. Add two tablespoons of banana flower extract to a cup of milk and drink it once daily. Clean your hands with lemon to get rid of the sap.

Vitamin K

Though a deficiency in vitamin K is quite rare, low levels of this vital mineral can cause heavy bleeding. It plays an important role in manufacturing clotting factors and this can help control menorrhagia. Doctors even prescribe vitamin K supplements to treat excess loss of blood in menstruating women without a known clotting disorder. Therefore, it would be wise of you to include rich sources of vitamin K in your meals.

Chamomile tea

This herb will increase the levels of glycine in your body, this, in turn, will make your body relax and the flow of blood to the uterus will be increased. Take this herbal tea before going to bed at night to help you fight night cramps. Make this tea by boiling fresh or dried chamomile flower in water and let it steep for few minutes. Take this three times daily and at night before going to bed.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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