Menstrual Disorders

Menses is a natural time of cleansing and rejuvenation, usually accompanied by a time of rest or light duty. It is understood that in traditional cultures there were extended families that supported women during their monthly cycle and through menstruation. However, this does not mean that modern working women cannot respect this time of the month, taking a lighter load or scheduling around their time of the month.

The herb shatavari should be taken regularly as it nourishes the female reproductive organs and cleanses the blood. Three grams of its powder can be taken in a cup of warm milk sweetened with raw sugar. It prevents bloating, excess bleeding, mood swings etc. It is also good for those women who have reached menopause or have had hysterectomies.

In case of delayed cycles, crush ½ tsp of dill seeds and steep them in a glass of water. Strain out the seeds and drink it.

The unripe papaya helps the contractions of the muscle fibers of the uterus and is thus helpful in securing a proper menstrual flow. Papaya is especially useful when menstruation ceases due to stress.

In case of excessive bleeding take six grams of coriander seeds and boil them in half a litre of water. Add sugar to this decoction and drink it when it’s still warm.

Depending on the physical state of the patient and climate conditions, these herbal medications can be applied during the cycle, asafetida, henna, ginger, aloe vera, valerian, castor oil, ashwagandha and liquorice. These herbal medicines may not be applicable for every person.

Main symptoms of menstrual disorders:

  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Headache
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Tenderness of the breasts
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Increased craving for a particular taste
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness and lack of concentration
  • Mild depression

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