The average duration of the menstrual cycle is 28 days but it can be anywhere from 21 to 35 days and lasts between 3 to 7 days. But sometimes delaying timely menstruation causes Irregular periods or menstruation. We will discuss some home remedies for irregular periods.
It can affect your overall health and functioning of the body. The menstruation cycle is controlled by two hormones called progesterone and estrogen.
In the lower part of woman’s abdomen are two ovaries, they produce these hormones which cause changes to the lining of the uterus.
Every month the lining of the uterus is shed along with some blood. That is called menstruation. But when these two hormones get imbalanced, causes irregular periods.
Sometimes periods could be very painful along with severe cramps, back pain, bloating, headache and nausea etc. Which is also a very serious problem?
Causes of Irregular Periods
This can occur due to many reasons including
- Improper Diet
- Contraceptive Pills/ Emergency Contraceptives
- Thyroid Disorders (Hypo/Hyperthyroidism)
- STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)
- PCOS (Paracystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- IUD (Intra-Uterine Device)
- Intensive Exercise
- Breast Feeding
- Liver disease
Irregular periods can cause many severe problems. If you want to get rid of this then you should improve your lifestyle.
- Eat healthy food
- Eat fresh fruit and Green vegetables
- Drink abundant water
- Avoid alcohol/smoke
- Limited caffeine intake
- Do meditation
- Take Iron & folic acid
- Take multivitamins
Home Remedies for Irregular Periods
Papaya/Pine-apple contains bromelain which softens, breaks uterus lining and contract muscle fibers in the uterus and help to cure disease. Eat green or unripe papaya regular for few days but don’t take during periods.
It helps to regulate your hormones and hence treat menstrual irregularities. Take 1 tbsp of aloe vera with 1 tbsp of honey daily before breakfast but don’t take it during periods. Aloe is one of the best home remedies for irregular periods.
Boil 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Add sugar and drink 3 times a day after meals. It is very effective to regulate periods.
It is helpful in regulating menstruation. It has antispasmodic & anti-inflammatory properties. Take ¼ tbsp of turmeric with milk, honey or jaggery. Take it daily to regularize periods.
Take a glass full of warm milk, add a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and drink it regularly. It is also effective in cramps during periods. It contains hydroxy chalcones that regulate insulin level & then regularize periods.
Take 2 spoons of cumin seeds and soak in water overnight. Drink this water in the morning daily.
Yoga & Meditation
It can ensure perfect hormonal balance in your body and helps in relieving stress without any medicine.
They are loaded with lignans that help bind excess hormones. They contain essential fatty acid to promote hormone production. Dry and roast sesame seeds and take 1 teaspoon of powdered daily an empty stomach before 2 weeks of your period start.
Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in 2 cups of water. When 1/4th of water left then drink it 3 times daily for few days. This will help to regulate periods.
Raw carrot boosts proper hormone functioning. It is a good source of Iron. So drink a glass of carrot juice daily for 3 months.
It is proved very effective in the treatment of irregular periods. Drink its juice once/twice every day.
Grind some reddish seeds and make powder of seeds. Mix 2 tbsp of reddish seed powder & buttermilk and drink it daily for at least 3 months. This mixture will help in regularizing of periods and related symptoms.
Banyan Tree Roots
Boil this in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Add 2 to 3 tbsp of cow’s milk and take it daily at bedtime. Banyan tree roots are among the best home remedies for irregular periods.
Fennel Seeds are very effective to regulate periods. It also helps reduce menstrual cramps. To use it boil fennel seeds in a cup of water and drink it daily in the morning.
Beets, pumpkin seeds, drumsticks also help to regularize your periods.