Home Remedies for Menstruation
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Estrogen and progesterone are the two female hormones present in the female body and is responsible for reproduction process, development of breast, production of milk in breast during pregnancy, etc. The secretion of these hormones starts from ovaries when a female attains the age of 12-13 years. In this way a girl starts her next phase of woman hood. It is this period when menstruation starts and marks the beginning of the reproduction cycle in her life. The menstruation lasts from 2-7 days every month. Though 7 days is not healthy, but many women have their menstruation lasts for 7 days. However, almost every woman faces menstrual problems, like less inflow of blood, severe pain during the release of blood, scanty or very less flow of blood. This article will explore in detail about the causes, symptoms, and effective home remedies for various menstrual problems. In ayurveda this cycle is known as masik dharma.

  1. Causes for Menstruation
  2. Diet for Menstruation
  3. Home Remedies for Menstruation

Menstruation Causes

The major causes for the menstruation-related problems are menstrual syndrome. Many women due to the very feeling that their menstruation day has come become anxious, irritated, and suffer from severe body pain and headache, and all this results in menstrual problems. Stress and emotional tension, weakness due to other disease, like anemia, also leads to menstruation-related problems. Some women suffer menstruation-related problems due to hormonal disorder, pregnancy, etc.

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Menstruation Diet

Healthy food habit and exercise and yogas also help in solving menstrual problems. Include green leafy vegetables, fruits, like papaya, banana, etc., cereals, grams, in your diet. Iron-rich food is also important for women suffering from anemia.

Exercise, mild walk, jogging, etc. is also good.

Women should not forget that menstruation is an obvious process for their reproductive life cycle. They also should not forget that this natural process will help them in attaining motherhood. So accept this as natural and stay happy, calm, and relaxed. With so many above mentioned home remedies, menstruation will not be a problem any more.

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Home Remedies for Menstruation

Menstrual problems are not uncommon, almost every women today suffer problem related to it. Today, with so much pressure and stress in life has made man unable to cope up with it and the result is health problem. Menstrual problems too are due to stress and unhealthy life style. Given below are some of the helpful home remedies.

Ajmoda or parsleys

Ajmoda or parsley is quite effective and easily available home remedy for the treatment of menstruation problems. This is beneficial for those women who either have painful or no menstrual flow. The muscles in uterus contracts due to severe pain during menstruation, and this later cause irregular blood flow. Patient should take 1/2 cup of ajmoda juice. This juice can be taken with other vegetable extracts like carrot juice. One of the useful home remedies for menstruation.

Adrak (Ginger)

Ginger too is very useful in treating the menstruation-related problems like severe pain and little or no flow during the menstruation period. Take 2-3 small pieces of ginger and boil in a glass of water, boil until the water becomes half of its original amount. Add little sugar or jaggery if found difficult to drink due to its strong taste. Take this syrup at least 3-4 times a day. This is one of the best remedy for treating menstrual problems.

Sesame seeds ortil tail

Women with anemia suffer a lot during menstruation period. Til is a good home remedy for relief from severe pain during the menstruation period. It also increases the blood release during menstruation. Take 1-2 teaspoon of til seeds in a glass of water and boil it. Allow it to stand for some time, strain the mixture. Drink this mixture one to two times a day. This is one of the best home remedies for menstruation.


Papita (Papaya)

Fruits like papaya, banana is quite helpful for the treatment of menstrual problems. Women (especially young females) suffering from poor flow of blood during their menstrual period or those who experience severe pain during this period should eat raw papaya. Papaya helps in proper functioning of the muscles of the uterus, which enable the proper flow of blood.


Banana is another fruit which is effective during the menstruation period. Women suffering from excess bleeding and severe pain at the back and stomach should take banana leaf, cooked in little oil, with curd. This gives fast relief from pain and also controls the excessive blood flow.

Coriander or dhania

Among the effective home remedies coriander or dhania is one of them. Prepare a mixture of water and dhania seeds, by adding 15-20 seeds in a glass of boiling water. Boil the mixture until half the water is evaporated. Allow it to stand for some time and drink. One can add little sugar as this mixture is bitter in taste. This will give fast relief from menstrual pain and also controls excess blood flow. This is one of the important home remedies for menstruation.

Chana dal

Chana dal is quite useful for women suffering problems during menstrual period. This can be added in the warm water, and later on women can take bath from this water. This can also be used during steam bath.


Another herb which is very effective for the menstruation-related problems is marigold. Women suffering from severe pain during this period should take 1-2 tablespoon of marigold extract two times a day. This also regulates the blood flow during menstruation. One of the useful home remedies for menstruation.

Tree barks

Some tree barks like bark of mango tree, ashoka tree, etc., are very useful for the treatment of menstruation problems, especially to regulate the excess release of blood. Take 1-2 tablespoon of juice extract from the mango bark and add into a glass of water. Give this mixture 2-3 times a day during the menstruation period. Similarly, take 1-2 tablespoon of ashoka bark extract in a cup of milk. Add this mixture to a glass of water and boil until half of the constituent is evaporated. Give this mixture 2-3 times on 3 rd or 4 th day of the menstruation period.

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This is wrt the Ginger syrup and Til syrup you have mentioned for increasing the blood flow during mensuration.
Do we need to take these only during periods or for the entire month?
#1 - Suhasini - 06/21/2010 - 05:59
my period comes one week on a low flow and the next week regular what cause that
#2 - sabrina lewis - 01/03/2011 - 09:35
Thankyou for telling me how to make ginger tea. I am going to drink it. Are you sure my pain and heavyflow will be reduced due to ginger tea.
#3 - Krishna - 03/17/2011 - 07:49
#4 - KAVITA - 08/05/2011 - 06:30
ginger tea!will defnately try it.thanks!!
#5 - hermionie - 08/12/2011 - 16:04
#6 - ANSHU - 10/27/2011 - 03:20
i have a period problem some time more flow some time very less can u tell me treatment i took a yasmin tablets but no benefits houwuuai
#7 - pamm - 01/07/2012 - 03:26
i am having irregular periods. i am having my periods after two months. pl help me
#8 - pragya - 02/09/2012 - 04:35
i has a scanty flow what do i do
#9 - gloria - 02/22/2012 - 14:43
my period comes only for 2days. Is it healthy?
#10 - esther - 02/28/2012 - 08:45
i have irregular menstruation cycle,
i only having little or sometimes no blood flow in a month, but this month, i'm having a menstrual blood flow for almost 15 days.. i'm scared. what should i do?
#11 - maxene - 05/06/2012 - 04:47
i am having bleeding for only 2-3 days. suggest me the right remedy for it
#12 - paapai - 05/28/2012 - 10:17
my daughter is 12years old from the last two yearsshe is having her periods regulerly,but last monthfor the first time she did'nt get.is there any home remedy?
#13 - sana - 06/08/2012 - 02:20
Im 13 yrs old and i have irregular periods.Sometimes i dont have periods for 2 to 3 months and if i have periods then it happens twice in a month 1st for 5 days and second time for 20 to 25 days.... please help me to get out of this problem
#14 - sana - 07/04/2012 - 06:28
my periods are regular but every time i have to suffer from too much pain in stomachae in first day so please tell me some effective measure
#15 - pallavi - 07/17/2012 - 01:20
i hav regular periods but it will stop on 5th day and again starts on 6th day it will b little but it continues till 9th day why is that an d please tell me some solution
#16 - divya - 10/02/2012 - 07:43
My period(menstruation) is irregular & coming on after each 15 days. What should i do ?
#17 - Monisa - 10/10/2012 - 11:38
#18 - FERNANDES - 11/05/2012 - 21:44
i am 22 yrs old.last month i had two times period,but this month i didn't had my periods?could you please answer this question?
#19 - anns - 11/07/2012 - 21:23
I suffer from extreme pain and excessive bleeding everyday throughout my periods that last for around 6-9 days. I find your advice that I should "not forget that this natural process will help you attaining motherhood. So accept this as natural and stay happy, calm and relaxed" to be unhelpful in the extreme and to be frank; insulting. Many women are either unable to have children or do not wish to and still have to suffer through the pain for no reason at all. I found this article to be littered with grammatical errors and not at all comforting, especially considering that the remedies seem almost exclusively for those with not enough blood flow rather than too much and the misinformation it delivers in regards to healthy period length; Seven days is NOT unhealthy, seven days is within the healthy length limit of days. I have to say I am very disappointed.
#20 - Rhiannon - 12/08/2012 - 08:33
i m 28 year old from last three months my periods are very painfull and less can u plz ans me?
#21 - parul - 12/10/2012 - 09:07
i have irregular period last month my menstruation only lasted for 3 days and this month only 1 day. what should i do?
#22 - madieson - 12/10/2012 - 21:53
high flow from 15 days
#23 - meena - 12/18/2012 - 03:33
i have scanty periods from months long, blood reports, harmone are balanced. iam in stress of scanty flow, please provide me best solution to get heavy flow in my period
#24 - shruthi - 12/27/2012 - 00:17
i have irrgular periods and that two days and scanty. What should i do? should i eat papaya.
#25 - sridevi - 01/03/2013 - 01:49
Irregular periods, it takes months before having my period again,what should i do?
#26 - Rums - 01/29/2013 - 12:08
i m 24 year old and married too i have problem of prolonged period of about 1month 15 days ,so what shoud i do?
#27 - priyanka - 02/26/2013 - 11:03
am having irregular menstruation, i do see it twice a month for 5days with heavy and clog blood.pls what can i do
#28 - joy - 03/07/2013 - 09:11
i get my periods after taking medicines and also the bleeding is less .What shud i do to make it naturally.
#29 - sia - 03/14/2013 - 04:42
I am 38yrs old and having regular periods but the flow is is vless,this is from last 9yrs.but now it becomes vlow only a pad for 1day.
#30 - arshia - 03/30/2013 - 23:10
i get periods regularly but problem is it bleeds only 2-3 days...n nxt it vil b normal...any suggtns plz
#31 - neha - 04/19/2013 - 14:51
I get my period after 2months and at times the flow is really scanty wil ginger help?
#32 - Beauty - 04/24/2013 - 03:06
my daughter started her first mensuration when she was 11 years. now she is 12 years, her menses started on the 9th of april 2013 and up till now been 29th of april2013 she is still mensurating. what is the problem because i am scared.
#33 - loveth - 04/28/2013 - 23:58
I had mt pill last month n this month I am not having a proper menstruation bleedin has decrease what should I do I had bleeding yesterday but again today I don't any sign of having periods
#34 - nidhi - 04/29/2013 - 19:53
I am 24 years old, but I dint has menses till now. once I went to doctor they gave medicine for a week on 7th day I got period. After that I dint any get date in my life. due to some personal reasons I cant go to doctor . plz give me suggestion how to get my regular date.
#35 - chinni - 05/02/2013 - 11:31
i dnt get proper periods after taking medicine i gt n vry scanty blood flow n my breast are also vry small wht should i do
#36 - harsha - 05/12/2013 - 15:34
i m 34yr suffering scanty period prob. since 2 yrs. and having 6 yrs. old daughter. i trying to conceive also. please help me out with the solution
#37 - Meenu - 07/02/2013 - 05:22
my preiods come regular but it flows only 2 days give suggestion
#38 - shalini - 07/13/2013 - 01:41
I suffer heavy flow and severe pain during my cycle, which lasts for 7days. The tips which you given, having banana during cycle, helps to reduce flow, does it really works?
#39 - shruthi - 07/19/2013 - 06:21
im long years rdy irregular period problem....im marreid rdy just 3 years, i want concive for get baby how to regular my period n how to get concive
Pls help me. ....
#40 - Mona - 10/11/2013 - 21:13
I have less flow for last 7 months...and severe cramps
#41 - Bakhtawar - 11/16/2013 - 03:43
I have no period 9 months, when I am taking chemo. What I will do?
#42 - nurun nahar - 12/16/2013 - 11:32
i bought ajmoda powder it looks like tea powder how the intake is done please help me
#43 - priyanka - 12/25/2013 - 07:26
now i have married my period comes regular but not flow any problem affect conceive and how to conceive
#44 - sulo - 01/12/2014 - 07:39
I have periods unegular.Every month coming two times and very heavy flow.Pls let me know what i will do for comes regular.Thx
#45 - Monica - 03/10/2014 - 13:43
I have periods unregular.Every month coming two times and very heavy flow.Pls let me know what i will do for comes regular.Thx
#46 - Monica - 03/10/2014 - 13:44
having irregular periods..
one in three months..
wot should i do :(
#47 - anita - 04/02/2014 - 15:58
i have only brown spotting inmy period no bleeding for last 2 or 3 months what can do i am very upset?
#48 - richa singla - 05/06/2014 - 07:10
i m 24 years old. my periods are not regular. some time regular some tyme irregular. i taking many medicins and many treatment but no improvemrnt. after january month we havr no period from april month then period was coming but very low. period are regular may to june. from two weeks heavy periods. i m very sad for that pls give me some solution for stop the period

#49 - Rajneesh kumari - 06/12/2014 - 21:13
I dont get periods regularly.. Before 5 months i got period. Please tel me some tips to get a regular periods. Give me some home remedies to cure this problem
#50 - nivetha - 07/02/2014 - 23:16
#51 - saran - 09/23/2014 - 05:03
i am 35. but i have polycystic ovary problem. when i see doctor then menstrual come and now also 3 month not jet come , can u help me any home remedies for it.
#52 - swinder - 09/26/2014 - 02:49
I m having regular period,bt frm ths mnth my date was 7.bt nw its 21no flow,no pain,plz sugest me wat hapn to me vry tensdd
#53 - parii - 10/20/2014 - 10:24
Hi.. I'm a dancer. And I'm 17 yrs old. My date of birth is 11-feb-1997. And I got periods when I was in 12th std. Now I'm in FYBMS. I missed my periods since 9 months. Actually I got my last periods on 27th of January. Since from this date I just don't know what's wrong happens to me. But yes I also have irregular periods from starting. So please help me what should I do.? What kind of meal will you prefer to me in my case?
#54 - barbie - 10/21/2014 - 06:57
I have irregular periods..give suggestion..
#55 - Tanu negi - 10/28/2014 - 10:28
i have irregular periods
please help me tips
#56 - lakshmitulasi - 11/14/2014 - 02:47
Mera kuch saalo se m.c.kam hota ja rha tha per ab to 2 machine se band ho gya pl help I m so upset
#57 - rani singh - 11/21/2014 - 06:14
I always have regular period. But from past 6 months I am facing scanty period. All reports are normal. I am 30 yrs, married 1.5 yrs back and no kid yet.
Please help me to get my normal flow.
#58 - Parmita - 12/13/2014 - 13:19
I m 18th yrz frm 17 dec my period start bt with less flow nd heavy flow til 26th dec itzz continue less flow . i m quite worried itzz normal
#59 - hii - 12/26/2014 - 06:39
I have a problem with my menstrual period its now four years without seeing my messes. please what should I do for my menstrual to start again?
#60 - franchesca - 02/23/2015 - 05:20
Not getting bleeding properly dis tym not even bleeding came 4 1st day
wat shuld i doo ..?
#61 - puja jain - 02/26/2015 - 23:01
hi.... I m 25 yrs old. I was having my periods regularly bt less flow. but last two I didn't had periods..... Plz help me out. what might be the reason?
#62 - priya - 03/07/2015 - 03:21
Hiii. i have a period problem some time more flow some time very less can u tell me treatment and sme time 3-4 days late ...plz help me
#63 - aman - 03/17/2015 - 07:08
Hi Ladies,

I just wanted to share what i did for regularising my periods.
Daily in the empty stomach i used to have 15- 20 black chenna which would be soaked overnight.
i get my periods exactly for 28 days.
if i miss consuming for fews days i can see little delay.
i am still having it. will test without having chenna after few months and will let know the result.
#64 - Meena - 05/04/2015 - 02:00
My age is 30. I have regular period cycle but bleeding is thick . what shall I do . plz help me
#65 - avani - 07/24/2015 - 21:26
From the time i attend the age it was regular ad it will be for 7 days in 2012 from december my periods was delayed and it was like irregular periods.
after i got married and i came to us i dont get periods for allmost 6 month i went to doctor they gave medicines but nothing happen but stomach will get pain and i feel very tired after taking bath later periods came successsfully and after it was coming for 2 /3 months onces but this month the periods was not in a good flowing it was like light brown in colour im waiting to get concevie but still i dint get pregent please heip me to get concevie and to have a good and regular periods .........
Is 2/3 months once periods i a regular or irregular for me now .please tell me .

#66 - pearlin - 07/28/2015 - 08:53
I have less bleeding problem, much pain in stometch and breast also,,,,what to do,,plz hlp me
#67 - Kavya - 08/04/2015 - 12:56
In the past two months i only got very slow bleeding... What would I'd do? Pls. Help me.. Is there any remedy for this?
#68 - Tine - 08/11/2015 - 01:29
I am 24 and married,hv been having prob about my period of late and d flow has been changing frm 1 month to d other,sometimes 3,4,5,6 and 2.I want to conceive to .plz help me
#69 - josh - 08/15/2015 - 02:37
i am 22 years old n at last period of mine only 2 days bleeding n tht is also very less amt of bleeding can u plz tell either m having a problem or there is nothing to worry...
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#71 - tracy - 10/07/2015 - 06:14
iam 33y old i have my period only for 3days and no more bleeding after that i have brown water with more smell i dnt have children since 3y married plz help me for my regular period
#72 - yasmeen - 11/30/2015 - 08:57
please i am 21 years old and suffering from slow prolonged menstruation for the past 2 months please help me an icthing and soreness in the [@]
#73 - Rose - 12/27/2015 - 07:23
I am 21 yrs old and married.i have irregular periods and there was no Flow during periods plz give the tips for regulr periods
#74 - mufi - 02/03/2016 - 10:27
Am 24 years old I have not seen my periods for three month now and 1 of Myfrnd told me about ginger tea I just drink 2 day in morning and it works I see my periods

#75 - kabelo - 02/07/2016 - 08:50
am 20 yrs old my period is regularly bt flow to blood is far low...& stomach and back is paining continues...plz give me a suggestions
#76 - cherry - 04/15/2016 - 12:25
Everyone is posting here there problems.. N there's no one here to sought them out or suggest something.. 😖😔
#77 - Anonymous - 05/11/2016 - 00:53
irregular period, period not comes between 5 to 6 months, what to do
#78 - heena - 07/06/2016 - 04:52
Am suffering from irregular period I consumed with doctor and took scan also but all are normal even though it is irregular
#79 - mages - 08/07/2016 - 11:16
I\'m having regular periods,but from 3 months bleeding is very less bleeding,plz tell solution
#80 - Priya - 10/03/2016 - 05:24
I am 23 years old. My periods is not reguler and when it comes, bleeding is very less. What is the solution?
#81 - priya - 11/08/2016 - 09:58
#82 - PRIYA - 11/19/2016 - 22:36
I get periods in 2 months & blood flow is very less what should I do for flow
#83 - rasika - 11/22/2016 - 02:04
I have proper periods but flow is less due to whch am increasing my weight am just 24yrs old so plz help me out
#84 - banu - 12/03/2016 - 11:35
I m 23 years old (unmarried) . I have regular period but some times (months) it last for 2days and some times 4 days.
I think bleeding is less (I dont know whether it is normal or less) .
plz suggest me why this is happen to me?
#85 - nisha - 12/04/2016 - 06:36
Please am 22 yrs. Nd please on August this yr I didn\'t av ma menss but for the past four months I av been avn little flow nd pains. Please cn the ginger tea help me nd please tell me the cause of that.
#86 - Portia - 12/06/2016 - 05:34
I am 14 and last month the first two days of .my period it came plenty but the last 3 days it came very little that even a pad will not be filled in a whole day
#87 - Richeal - 12/21/2016 - 02:52
I had unprotected [@] before the 2 days of my period but the sperm is leaked n now i have a period with less bleeding and watering bleeding?that i can be pregnent
#88 - Neha rani - 01/02/2017 - 07:36
Hi am having my period twice a month for more than three months now please what is the best solution for that am really worried
#89 - SiRi - 01/05/2017 - 17:29
Hi iam 27 yrs old i have regular periods but very low blood flow pls give good suggestion to me pls
#90 - Sankari - 04/19/2017 - 00:27
Hi i am37 year old previous i have a problem of more bleeding but taking tablets it controll but knoe its continued again from 15days i consult doctor they sUggest to test i habe completed all the result is not there any ill health what to do for this irregular of bleeding please suggest me
#91 - deepa jh - 04/22/2017 - 12:23
I have less flow menstration, pls help me out.
#92 - Nancy - 05/09/2017 - 12:13
My periods are irregular and the blood flow is very less.What should i do ?
#93 - Divya - 05/10/2017 - 11:06
i am 26 yr old from past 4 month my period is regular but flow is very less and in 1st day no flow and from 2 and 3rd day very less flow and 4 and 5th day now flow. what should i do ? can you please tell me remedies for this
#94 - kavitha - 06/20/2017 - 06:20
Hi,, My period is regular since first month.. but I wil get unbearable pain during period, because of NO BLEEDING or LESS BLEEDING sometime in that point if time.. usually I wil get pain in day 1 or 2.. please give me suggestions to get rid of this..
#95 - Bhanu - 06/27/2017 - 13:03
Hi...I have lack of blood during period. In 1st day few drops are found. Next day Only 2,3 drops are found.I'm feared about that.is any problem in it.I have also anemia. Is anemia the reason for lack of blood during period. I tried sesame seeds but no reflection. Is there any other solution for this. Plz help me
#96 - riya krishnan - 07/22/2017 - 07:13
Hi my periods is regular but after every 3 months my date can change but before 1 week of my period me suffering from pain and light bleeding and pain and after 2 3 days me get my periods plzzz tell me sum home remedies
#97 - Manpreet - 07/30/2017 - 00:12
plz I hv light flow dnt knw
d cause wot shld I do plz help me out
#98 - mercy - 09/08/2017 - 09:01
i have regural perioda but this month jst bleed one day then stop after a day then bleed after a day stop the after a day bleed its happening plz suggest me....
#99 - preet - 09/08/2017 - 13:19
Hi had my period 2days heavy flows that i changed four times on each of the two days it stopped for a day came back a little d next day and just came bk again d next with a heavy clot And stopped immediately ave no experience dis in a while what can i do
#100 - pat - 10/17/2017 - 11:48
Hi...i am 24 yrs old and i had my periods only for 2 days very loght periods just like spotting and am not even decreasing weight and my hair also getting very thin day by day even though my HB also good.But dnt knw the reason and my skin colour also changed a lot and some male pattern hair coming under my chin....can u suggest me what to do
#101 - Anuradha - 04/06/2018 - 04:28
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