Home Remedies for Irregular Periods

Home Remedies for Irregular Periods

Home Remedies for Irregular Periods

Periods are a chore for all us ladies, but when you’re experiencing irregular periods, particularly if they are very long and painful, or you are frequently getting bleeding between periods, it can really start getting in the way of your life, and also your sex life.

While 3-5 days is average for a period, 2-7 days is ok too but longer or shorter is not.  It’s important to seek medical advice if you are having very long periods and you don’t know the reason, but if that hasn’t helped, I’ve got some really amazing and simple home remedies for irregular periods for you to try!

 

What Causes Irregular Periods?

This is a few things that can cause strange periods, from not enough, to very long or even constant and painful periods, here are some of the most common causes.

If you are frequently having irregular periods it’s essential to visit your doctor to hopefully rule out more serious causes such as 7 and 8 below.

  1. Stress and anxiety
  2. Anorexia or bulimia (causes the body to miss periods or stop altogether)
  3. Lack of vitamins and malnutrition
  4. Puberty – periods can be irregular for the first 3 years after starting (scroll down for some home remedies for irregular periods in teenagers.
  5. Taking birth control pills, or changing pills – it can take about 3 months for your body to adjust to the new hormone levels.
  6. Menopause
  7. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  8. Inflammatory bowel disease
  9. Fibroids

 

1. The Best of the home remedies for irregular periods – Blackstrap Molasses

If you are suffering from very long, heavy and/or painful periods, try this remedy.  You maybe sceptical but of all the people I’ve consulted with it’s had amazing success!

  • Get unsulphered Black Molasses
  • Take 1 teaspoon in the morning and one in the evening
  • You can mix it with something such as yoghurt to improve the taste

Some women find this treatment takes a few months to work, but most see results in just a few days!  Another benefit is that it has lots of iron and other minerals which is great as you are likely to be anaemic (iron deficient) if you have had heavy periods.

I use blackstrap molasses by Wholesome sweeteners, available from iherb, (it doesn’t say blackstrap but it is!), because it is organic and unsulphered.  Use the code LOP478 at checkout to get $5 off!

 

2. Home Remedies for Irregular Periods – Apple Cider Vinegar

If the blackstrap molasses isn’t for you, ACV may be the one.  This helps both people who have not had a period in a long time, and those with heavy periods.

Mix:

  • 3 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (mainly for the taste!)
  • 16 ounces of water
  • and drink!

You can either drink this all at once or separate it out throughout the day.  Many people think that this works because it helps your bowels, and there is a link between unhealthy bowels and heavy periods.

Note of caution: This natural treatment is not suitable for diabetics

You can get Apple Cider Vinegar from Amazon or iherb.  I recommend Bragg’s becasue it is organic and contains ‘the mother’ (meaning it is raw not pasturised).

 

3. Home Remedies for Irregular Periods – Colon Cleanse

As mentioned above, many people see a link between PMS and heavy periods and bowel issues.  Going on a detox can have some great benefits, and you can try the master cleanse system which has had great results for many people, not only for helping with periods, but overall health and losing weight.

You don’t need the guide but it does really help.  Find out more here:

http://www.homeremedies-naturalcures.com/master-cleanse-detox-home-remedy

Note of caution: This natural treatment is not suitable for diabetics

 

Home Remedies for Irregular Periods – Hints and Tips

  • Avoid foods high in saturated fat such as butter, cheese, junk food and oily foods
  • Try consuming less caffeine
  • Take supplements like folic acid and iron (no need if you are taking the molasses!)
  • Try reducing your carbs intake particularly things like white bread

 

4. Home Treatments for Irregular Periods – Ayurvedic Remedies

Be aware that for best results ayurvedic remedies should be done for 2-3 months

  • Drink the juice of a bitter gourd (aka bitter melon)
  • Mix cumin seeds and fennel seeds put it in your cooking!
  • Drink grape and or carrot juice for three months

Home Remedies for Period Pain – Ayurvedic Remedies

  • Take a teaspoon of sesame seeds, boil, then allow it to cool and strain.  Drink this water twice a day during your menses
  • Eat oily fish or take omega-3 capsules, this relieves cramps
  • Drink lots of water
  • Make ginger tea by cutting fresh ginger and pouring boiling water (or you can add it to your food)

Home Remedies for for delayed and late periods – Ayurvedic Remedies

  • Try Kapalabhati Pranayam: Yoga breathing exercise that is a great natural cure for irregular periods
  • Eat green unripe papaya, or for extra power:
  • Eat green unripe papaya with aloe sugar syrup.  This is a tricky one since you really do need to grow the aloe plant yourself, break it open and mix the gel with water and you can add sugar to taste.  Start with half a glass twice a day to get you used to the taste, then work up to a full glass.
  • You can try buying aloe juice if you don’t fancy it or need a quick remedy but be aware that it is not so effective.  If you do decide to grow your aloe plant you can use it for all sorts of things from curing acne to combating wrinkles!

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As with all natural remedies, some work for some people, and not for others, so do try them out.  Be sure to let us know what home remedies for irregular periods worked best for you!