For those who do not have the time or inclination to contact any specialists regarding menopause, there are various home remedies which you can try out. While some of these may not be well known or easily obtained, others can be found quite simply. In fact, they might already be on your kitchen shelf. The months before menopause will bring with them a change in your flow patterns, with your period sometimes being uncharacteristically heavy and sometimes just a trickle. We have included remedies not only for menopause and its symptoms but for menstrual problems as well.
Parsley is one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of menstrual disorders. It increases menstrual disorders. It increases menstruation and helps to regularize the monthly periods probably due to the presence of Apiol, which is constituent of female sex hormone, estrogen. Parsley juice, particularly in conjunction with beet juice or with beet, carrot and cucumber juices can also help to relieve cramps.
Ginger is another effective home remedy for painful menstruation and stoppage of menstrual flow. A piece of fresh ginger should be pounded and boiled in a cup of water for a few minutes. The infusion, sweetened with sugar, should be used thrice daily after meals as a medicine for treating this condition.
Half a teaspoon of powder of sesame seeds taken with hot water twice daily acts excellently in reducing spasmodic pain during menstruation. Its regular use, two days prior to the expected period cures scanty menstruation. A warm hip bath containing a handful or crushed sesame seeds should be simultaneously taken along with this.
Unripe papaya helps the contractions of the muscle fibers of the uterus and is beneficial in securing a proper menstrual flow. Papaya is especially helpful when menstruation ceases due to stress or fright in young, unmarried girls.
The herb Marigold is useful in allaying any pain during menstruation and facilitating menstrual flow. An infusion of the herb should be given in doses of one tablespoon twice daily for the treatment of these disorders.
The use of banana flower is one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of Menorrhagia or excessive menstruation. One banana flower should be cooked and eaten with one cup of curd. This will increase the quantity of progesterone and reduce bleeding.
Coriander seeds are also beneficial in the treatment of excessive menstruation. Six grams of these seeds should be boiled in half a liter of water until it is reduced to half. Add sugar candy to it and drink it while still warm.
The bark of the Ashoka tree is an effective remedy for excessive blood loss during the monthly period which occurs due to uterine fibroids and other causes. It should be given in the form of a decoction. About 90ml of the bark should be boiled in 30ml of milk and 360ml of water till the total quantity is reduced to about 90ml. Quantity should be given in one day, in two or three doses. The treatment should commence from the fourth day of the monthly period and should be continued till the bleeding is checked. A fresh decoction should be made for use each day.
Hemp can be successfully used when menses do not start at the scheduled time. Five large heads of hemp should be boiled in half a liter of water till the water is reduced to half. It should then be strained and drunk before going to bed or two or three nights.
Goldenseal with a very small amount of mistletoe is an effective remedy to reduce blood flow. To relieve menstrual cramps quickly and easily, wrap a hot, wet towel around your mid section and lie in a fetal position.
Boil a teaspoon of saffron in half a cup of water until it reduces to a tablespoon. Divide it there portions and take three times during the day. This gives relief from cramps.
Drink a glass of milk with half a teaspoon of cinnamon every night to relieve cramps.
Place a pinch of dried, ground ginger in a cup of hot boiling water(no sugar) and let it steep for 5 minutes. Drink this tea. It will give relief from menstrual cramps.
Dissolve 2 aspirins, ½ tea spoonful sugar, and ½ tea spoonful honey into a ½ cup of water. Drink this solution if you are missing your periods. This is a very effective home remedy for menstruation and will result in a regular menstrual cycle. Take a teaspoon of ground, dried mint leaf and a teaspoon of honey twice a day to relieve cramps.
Drink parsley, beet, carrot and cucumber juices on a regular basis to relieve cramps. Dissolve half teaspoon sesame seeds in hot water. Drink this twice daily to relieve spasmodic pain.
Mix half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of hot water and leave for half an hour. Drink this mixture and eat the seeds as well. Do this every morning on an empty stomach. This will give strength to the uterus.
Agnus castus fruit also known as Chaste Tree Berry(Vitex), helps alleviate symptoms of PMS. Black cohosh (Remidfemin) has been used for amenorrhea and symptoms of menopause.
A low fat, vegetarian diet during menstrual cycles will lead to less pain and bloat and a shorter duration of premenstrual symptoms.
Reducing caffeine, sugar and alcohol intake during menstruation may help in one to one cope with menstrual problems.
Drink a tea of comfrey leaves and alfalfa to lessen the pain of muscle cramps.
Drink 1 or 2 glasses of tomato juice, every day. It will cause significant improvement in your flow and fewer cramps during your next period.