4 Ayurvedic Herbal Home Remedies For Heavy Periods

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD
Among the various health issues related to the menstruation, excess flow or heavy periods is the most common problem. Intake of styptics or hormonal tablets may be harmful and expensive. Also long term intake of such  medicaments may cause few of the side effects over the cycle and hence over the reproductive organs even.

Mimosa pudica

Here are few simple and safe home remedies for excess menstrual flow-

Touch me not remedy

1. Touch me not-Mimosa pudica –
Whole plant is taken a fist full and cut into small pieces. It is added with 200 ml ( 1 big cup). It is boiled till only 50 ml remains. Filtered. This herbal tea is taken 2 times a day, 10 minutes before food. Within 2-3 doses heavy flow is arrested. In case of prolonged flow also this is useful. Read related: Touch me not plant benefits

dired vetiver root

Vetiver root remedy

2. Vetiver root, flowers of hibiscus (preferably white coloured one) – both one tablespoon each are taken. They are added with 200 ml (1 big cup) water, boiled and reduced to 50 ml and filtered. It is added with a teaspoon of jaggery or sugar candy and taken 2 – 3 times a day 10 minutes before food till bleeding stops. Read related: Vetiver benefits

Red sandalwood remedy

3. Red sandalwood is rubbed well along with rose water or rice washed water to obtain the fine paste. To this little honey is added and administered to the patient. Read related: Red sandalwood benefits

Nutmeg and saffron remedy

4. Nutmeg and saffron are made into fine powder (half pinch each).To this little sugar candy is added. This is taken 2-3 times in a day. Read related: Nutmeg benefits
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