Home Remedy For Heavy Periods – Menstrual Bleeding

According to Ayurveda, heavy periods and elongated menstrual bleeding are due to Pitta imbalance. Ashoka bark is one of the widely used herbs in Ayurvedic woman care. Here is a home remedy using Ashoka bark and milk for heavy menstrual bleeding.

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What you need?
Bark powder of Ashoka Tree (Saraca indica) -25 grams
Water  – 200 ml
Milk – 50 ml

Method of preparation

How to prepare?
Take Ashoka bark powder and water in wide mouthed vessel.
Boil the water and reduce it to 50 ml.
Once after it is reduced to 50 ml, add 50 ml of milk.
Boil this mixture till you are left with only 50 ml.
Filter it.
Allow it to cool.

To tell the same recipe in tablespoon and cups –
1 cup of water plus 3 tablespoon of milk plus 1 and half tablespoon of Ashoka bark powder, boil it in mild fire till only 3 – 4 tablespoon of the product remains, filter and drink. This is one dose.

Dosage, benefits

This Ashoka milk remedy in a dose of 20 – 30 ml in the morning is advised during heavy menstrual bleeding.
It can be taken till the bleeding stops.

When to take this? 
If the periods are very heavy, then it can be started from the 20th day of the cycle till the end of periods. If the periods are moderately heavy, then it can be taken only during periods days.

Useful in Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia and painful periods.

Usually milk remedies and Kashayam (herbal decoction) are taken while they are hot. But this drink should be taken once it cools down.
It can be stored for only one day.
And every day it needs to be prepared fresh.

How it works?
Ashoka is one of the widely used herb in gynecological care. It has styptic phyto-principles. Ashoka is also a good uterine tonic.
Ashoka is used in many Ayurvedic products for she-care like Ashokarishtam.

People with scanty bleeding, and delayed menstrual periods – avoid this.

2 comments on “Home Remedy For Heavy Periods – Menstrual Bleeding

  • ramya

    06/05/2012 - 8:59 pm

    hi sir i wud feel happy abt CYSTS & FIBROID….

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      07/05/2012 - 11:57 am

      There are Ayruvedic medicines for cysts and fibroids. Kindly consult a good doctor near you. Home remedies for cysts and fibroids will help only to some extent.

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