Month: August 2018

 

Herbal remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Menstrual cycle

Some women experience regular heavy menstrual bleeding and amongst many other reasons, it may be due to fibroid. This bleeding may be for 8 – 10 days in a row accompanied with blood clots, using more than 2 sanitary towel in a day and not being able to leave the house the house during the heaviest day of flow.

As a result such heavy blood loss can lead to anaemia, dizziness, headaches etc.

Causes
One of the major cause of heavy Menstural bleeding is Uterine fibroid. Fibroid depending on the size affects 20 – 40% of women who are 35 years and old. About one third of women with fibroid experiences

Heavy menstrual bleeding
Pain during sex
Miscarriage
Infertility

SOLUTION
If the major cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is fibroid, the simple solution is to get rid of the fibroid.

Basically, this can be done by surgery or herbal formulation. Some women at times opt for herb formulation because of the chances that the fibroid may grow back after the operation.

Even though some of the herbs have not being scientifically proven, some herbal practitioner have used them successfully to get rid of fibroid and invariably normalize menstrual cycle.

Herbs to consider

These herbs include but not limited to
Mistletoe (Viscum album)
A parasitic plant that have being found useful in the treatment of different ailments. It has being found to be highly effective in correcting menstrual problems like excessive menstruation, painful menstruation, lack of ovulation.

The part used is the leaves which is taken as tea.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is popularly used as spice, but a study have found it effective in the treatment of cancer. A study showed it to be effective in getting rid of fibroid and heavy menstrual bleeding

Black seed (Nigella sativa).

This herb is used in different part of the world to treat various kinds of health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma. The therapeutic properties of this plant are due to the presence of thymoquinone which is major bioactive component. A study shows its effectiveness in the treatment of tumor

Pig nut. (Jatropha curcas)

Boiling the leaves and roots of this plant with onions, garlic and ginger is effective in reducing bleeding and fibroid in women.

These herbs used singly or in combination have brought relief to a lot of women in getting rid of fibroid.

Reference

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18555241

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

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