Menstrual disorders

Menses are a natural cleansing process that takes place in a woman’s body. Menstrual disorders are problems that affect a woman’s normal menstrual cycle.

These problems include painful cramps during bleeding, abnormal heavy bleeding, or not having any bleeding. Menstruation occurs during the years between the puberty and menopause. Menstruation is also called as period, which is the monthly blood from the uterus through the cervix through the vagina.

It is advicabale to take herb shatavari regularily as it nourishes the female reproductive organs and cleanses the blood. Three grams of its powder can be taken in a cup of warm milk sweetened with raw sugar. It prevents bloating, excess bleeding, mood swings etc. It is also good for those women who have reached menopause. It is good for those women who have reached menopause by having hysterectomies.

In case of delayed cycles, crush ½ tsp of dill seeds and steep them in a glass of water. Strain out the seeds and drink.

The unripe papaya helps the contractions of the muscle fibres of the uterus and is thus helping in securing a proper menstrual flow.Papaya is found to be useful when mestruation ceases due to stress.

In case of excessive bleeding take six grams of corainder seeds and boil them in half litre of water. Add sugar to this decoction and drink it when it’s still warm.

Depending on the physical state of the patient climate conditions, these herbal medications can be applied during the cycle, asafetida, henna, ginger, aloe vera, valerian, castor oil, ashwagandha and liquorice. These herbal medicines may not be applicable for every person.

Main symptoms of menstrual disorders:

  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Headache
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Tenderness of the breasts
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Increased craving for a particular taste
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness and lack of concentration
  • Mild depression