The medical term for heavy bleeding that occurs when a woman is menstruating is Menorrhagia. A woman who experiences the condition goes through heavy blood loss including excruciating pain in the abdomen and the pelvis. The bleeding lasts for more than five days which often causes weakness and anemia in the woman. The bleeding might not necessarily be heavy but goes on for an abnormal length of time.
Due to various reasons almost all women experience Menorrhagia at least once. However, for some women Menorrhagia is a monthly occurrence. In such cases the heavy and prolonged bleeding should not be ignored or it can become life threatening.There are natural ways of treating Menorrhagia using effective herbal and home remedies. Although one might want to consult a doctor to find out the reasons for the condition. The doctor will treat the condition depending on its cause. Let’s look at some of the home remedies that can be used to treat Menorrhagia.
1. Cinnamon Reduce Menorrhagia
Cinnamon is a spice that is used in dishes to add flavor and aroma. However, the spice is also beneficial in treating Menorrhagia in women. Taking one teaspoons of cinnamon powder with cold water three times during the day can ease loss of blood. Drinking cinnamon tea is also a good option. Prepare the tea by boiling one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in one cup of water. You can add honey to the tea for taste. Drink this herbal concoction four times a day to get relief from continuous bleeding.
2. Parsley Reduce Menorrhagia
Parsley is an herb that is used for garnishing various dishes especially non-vegetarian ones. Prepare a glass of fresh parsley juice and drink at least 100ml of the juice three times during the day. You can prepare the juice by boiling parsley leaves in distilled water. The juice should be had after every meal during the first three days of your periods.
3. Fenugreek Seeds Reduce Menorrhagia
Take five tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and add them to one liter of boiling water. Boil the seeds for 7-10 minutes. Cool and strain the concoction. This concoction should be had every day in between meals. Drink the fenugreek water each day of your periods. It will help reduce the loss of blood from the body and also relieve menstrual cramping. You could add a teaspoon of honey or half teaspoon sugar to make the concoction taste better.
4. Ginger Reduce Menorrhagia
Ginger is an excellent herb for treating various ailments at home. It is also good for curing Menorrhagia. Ginger helps regulate the flow of blood from the body and also eases menstrual cramps in the abdomen and the pelvis. Include lots of raw ginger in your food; you could also drink ginger tea four times a day to soothe your nerves. Do not add sugar or milk to the tea though you can add some honey. Prepare ginger tea by boiling 200 grams grated ginger in half a liter of water. Boil the ginger for 10-12 minutes. Strain the concoction and allow it to come down to warm temperature before drinking it. Do not let the tea cool; warm it a bit before drinking.
5. Papaya Reduce Menorrhagia
Take a medium sized unripe papaya and eat it through the day. Unripe papaya helps ease the heavy bleeding during periods. Papaya facilitates in smoother contractions of the uterus which also eases the aching muscles of the uterus. This is one reason papaya is not recommended for consumption during first trimester of pregnancy as it can trigger a miscarriage. However, raw papayas are excellent remedy for Menorrhagia as they help in easier uterine contractions.
6. Sesame Seeds Reduce Menorrhagia
Take 250 grams of sesame seeds and grind them to a fine powder form. Mix about a teaspoon of the sesame powder with an ounce of hot water and drink it. This treatment should be done twice a day during each day of your period. The sesame powder mixture will help ease the menstrual cramping as well. You can even begin drinking the water two days before the start of your periods. This will help prevent Menorrhagia.
7. Marigold Reduce Menorrhagia
Marigold is an herbaceous flower that has been used since centuries to prevent loss of heavy blood during menstruation. Prepare marigold infusion by boiling five marigold flowers in about half a liter of water. Allow the flowers to boil in the water for 7-10 minutes. Strain the infusion and then let it cool down. This water can be used for cooking purposes. You could also use the water for preparing tea and coffee. You must drink at least 120 ml of the marigold infusion thrice a day. The treatment should be begun two days before the date of your periods and should be continued with for the first three days of the menstrual cycle.
8. Rosehip Tea Reduce Menorrhagia
Rosehip is an herb that is mainly known for its essential oil. Rosehip essential oil is used in many cosmetic treatments. However, do not use the oil for consumption purposes. You can get rosehip powder from any health food store. Even rosehip herbal tea is available at local food stores. Drink at least three cups of the herbal tea for effectively treating Menorrhagia. Rosehip is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin C is required by the body to better absorb the iron from the foods. Sufficient quantity of iron in the body helps the body replace the lost blood quicker and also prevents anemia as a result of Menorrhagia. Start with the rosehip herbal tea treatment three days prior to your periods and continue drinking two cups daily for as long as the periods last.
9. Indian Gooseberry Reduce Menorrhagia
Indian gooseberry or ‘amla’ is an exotic fruit and is found mainly in India. However, the dried variety of amla fruit or amla powder is available at many health stores. If you have fresh fruit available to you then eat at least two fruits of ripe amla every day. The fruit has an extremely tangy taste so you could also prepare amla juice and drink one glass of the juice every day to prevent and treat Menorrhagia.