Ayurvedic Treatment for Irregular Periods

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Jul 04, 2011
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The term menstruation indicates the monthly cycle of periods in women. Periods occur when the egg formed during each menstrual cycle in the female body is not fertilised and hence ejected out of the reproductive system along with blood and several other tissue cells. The duration of each menstrual cycle is about 28 days. Normally the flow is profuse on only on the first and second days  of the periods but the discomfort and pain associated with periods can last for three to four days.


Irregular Periods

 

This monthly event (periods) can significantly affect a woman’s health. Many women have painful periods and in some women the pain can be very severe. Periods occur due to hormonal changes that occur in each menstrual cycle. There can be painless and problem free menstrual cycle if the functioning of the endocrine glands that secrete these hormones is proper.

 

Ayurveda is a holistic system of treatment and is one of the oldest healing sciences. Ayurvedic medicines or Ayurvedic remedies along with a healthy lifestyle and food habits, can decrease irregular menstural cycle. But if you continue to have menstrual problems, ayurvedic medicines can help.

 

Asafoetida

 

This herb is known to increase the secretion of progesterone (one of the female hormones) and make the period smooth. If you are taking asafoetida for menstrual problems fry it in ghee and mix it with goat’s milk and a spoonful of honey. Regularly intake of this mixture for about a month is effective in reducing pain associated with periods.

 

Henna

 

Henna is an herb with cooling effect. For painful menstruation and heavy flow during periods suppositories made from its leaves are placed in the vagina.

 

Ginger Periods can be painful and irregular in lower temperatures. Ginger is effective for women with menstrual problems who live in cold climates. Ginger is mixed with sugar and then the mixture is taken for menstrual problems.

 

Aloe vera

 

Aloe Vera stimulates the uterus and is given  for painful menstruation.

 

Valerian

 

Valerian or valeriana wallichii is also known to stimulate the uterus and is used for treating menstrual problems.

 

Castor Oil

 

It is effective in women who experience congestive pain during their menstrual cycle. Taking castor oil before the periods are due can relieve the pain associated with menses.

 

Ashwagandha

 

It is effective for reducing the heavy flow during menstruation.

 

Liquorice

 

This is another ayurvedic remedy that is known to be effective for reducing heavy flow during menstruation.

 

Ayurvedic treatment for periods stresses on prevention, promotion and maintenance of health by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Hence it is being increasingly adopted for menstural problems such as irregular periods. But it is recommended that you consult an ayurvedic specialist before starting any ayurvedic herb (this is to avoid any potential complication).

 

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