It Ginger helps heavy menstrual bleeding
Throughout a woman's menstrual cycle, she will most
certainly encounter times of heavy menstrual bleeding. These
heavier cycles may be a result of hormone changes or a
hereditary infliction that has plagued every female in her
lineage. There will also be times where heavy periods are
simply an anomaly that results in higher expenses and
greater inconvenience. Simple natural remedies are available
that result in a slower, more even flow and lessen the
chance of a drastic loss of
Ginger tea is excellent in
helping curb heavy menstrual bleeding.
According to Susun Weed, a noted natural
health writer on women's issues, heavy periods can be
controlled through the use of herb tinctures.
Five to 10 drops of Lady's Mantle tincture, taken three
times per day, alleviates some of the heaviest bleeding, but
may take three to five days to be effective. This remedy can
be started a week before a woman with known heavy periods
begins her cycle.
Shepherd's purse is a second effective herbal remedy for
heavy bleeding and is faster acting with results seen in as
little as a few hours. Shepherd's purse may be taken in a
tea form from your local independent health food store.
If you experience bright red blood with clots,
Ipecacuanha will reduce these symptoms. For
dark blood with clots and exhaustion, try Sabina and China.
Each of these has dosage directions on the bottle and Boiron
and Hylands are trusted brands of homeopathic remedies. For
cramping accompanying heavy bleeding, use
Essential fatty acids have been shown to reduce
heavy menstrual flow. Try four to eight capsules of a
commercial brand, or 15 to 30 ml of flaxseed oil. Flaxseed
oil or Omega-3 , Flaxseed oil can be poured over a natural
cereal in the morning or stirred into cereal, milk or yogurt
with fruit. Additionally zinc, copper and iodine may be
helpful to reduce bleeding, but care must be taken not to
overdose on these supplements. Take each according to
What to Avoid
During a heavy period, women should avoid consuming
ginger as it thins the blood and may result in flooding.
Also avoid aspirin as it has a similar effect. Consult your
doctor if you are on blood thinners for advice on possibly
reducing your dosage during your menses.