Saffron is called Kunkuma in Sanskrit. It is widely used in many formulations for external application and internal usage. Here is a simple Ayurvedic home remedy for heavy periods using saffron.
Home remedy video
Natural remedy for heavy periods – What you need?
Saffron – single thin strand
Honey – 1 teaspoon
Method of preparation
How to make?
Take a thin strand of saffron, break it into small pieces. Mix it with honey and consume.
Pre Menapausal Syndrome
Mood swings during periods
Pitta aggravated conditions leading to bleeding disorders.
Dose – just one strand once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey.
How long to take?
If one is having habitual heavy periods, then it is best to start this remedy 3 days prior to periods and continue till bleeding lasts.
If heavy periods is seen only occasionally, it can be started as and when there is heavy bleeding and can be continued till bleeding lasts.
Another way of using it is –
It can be taken 1 week before periods starts till it ends. This way, it can be used every month till there is good control over bleeding.
Shelf life (expiration date)?
Saffron can be stored for an year in air tight container.
Mode of action
How does it work? It helps to check bleeding. It also acts as anti spasmodic, helping in relieving pain during periods,it is a very useful drug.
Safety in children, pregnancy
Safe for kids?
It can be used safely in children above three years of age, for a period of 3 – 4 days, for spasmodic stomach pain.
Safe for pregnant woman?
It is quite safe in pregnant woman.
It is safe in lactating mother.
Higher dose than suggested should be avoided at all cost.