34 Home Remedies to Prevent Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Are you exhausted from changing your tampon or sanitary pads after every 2 hours during your menstruation period? Excessive bleeding, also known as Menorrhagia, is a very common problem faced by most women.

Effects and Symptoms of Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Excessive bleeding leads to numerous complications, including anemia. There are several causes that lead to heavy bleeding, like disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus, hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, pregnancy complications, thyroid or endometrial cancer, weight gain or loss, polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, usage of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control, changes in diet or exercise, and certain medications, like anticoagulants, steroids, and blood thinners.

Some signs and symptoms which are experienced during heavy menstruation periods are prolonged menses, anemia, weakness, laziness or lethargy, tiredness, headache, mood swings, soreness in breasts, and severe cramps with heavy blood flow, shortness of breath, and nausea.

Home Remedies for Excessive Bleeding During Your Period

Instead of using medications, you should try some natural home remedies to normalize excessive bleeding and longer menstrual. If these simple home remedies do not work, then consult a gynecologist.

1. Tamarind

Tamarind, being rich in fibers and antioxidants, reduces the level of cholesterol and prevents the excessive flow of blood. It also protects against cancer and heart diseases. Soak 8-10 pieces of tamarind and 4-5 pieces of dry plum in 500 ml water overnight. The next morning, take out all the seeds and crush the mixture. Add 2-3 tablespoons of honey to the mixture and stir well. Drink the mixture on an empty stomach. Drink it regularly for 4-5 days.

2. Orange Juice

Fresh juices are always beneficial for health. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to a glass of orange juice. Drink it 4-5 times a day. Vitamin C present in oranges and lemons helps reduce the symptoms of heavy bleeding.

3. Coriander Seeds

Add 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds to a glass of water and boil it. Let it cool down and drink it. Alternatively, boil fresh coriander leaves in half liter water. When the water reduces to half, add natural sugar to it. Drink it as tea 3-4 times a day to stop bleeding.

4. Gooseberry Juice

Gooseberry is helpful for various health problems. Mix mint juice and gooseberry juice in curd. Stir it well. Consume it regularly.

5. Broccoli

Broccoli juice is one of the best remedies for stopping menstrual bleeding. Extract juice from fresh broccoli and apple. Mix both the juices and drink 4-5 glasses every day.

6. Radish

Radish also works effectively against menstruation bleeding. All you need to do is blend 2-3 radishes into a fine paste by adding a little water. Add one cup of buttermilk to this paste. Stir it well and consume it throughout the day. For best results, sip it regularly.

  • Radish seeds also work wonders in regulating irregular periods. Grind some radish seeds and consume the ground powder with buttermilk regularly when you suffer from delayed periods.

7. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is also a natural remedy for reducing the heavy flow of blood during the menstruation period. Take out the pulp of the pumpkin and let it dry at room temperature. Afterward, grind it and add natural sugar to it. Have this mixture with yogurt or milk regularly. This will show positive results.

8. Areca Nut

Take 5-6 areca nuts and boil them in two glasses of water. When water evaporates and reduces to one glass, let it cool down. Drink this solution two times a day.

9. Papaya

For managing the menstrual irregularity, one should eat one bowl of raw papaya on daily basis. An enzyme called papain present in papaya regulates the proper flow. Papaya juice is also equally effective.

10. Fennel

Grind one teaspoon of fennel seeds into powder. Boil one glass of water and add the ground powder to it. Let it steep for five minutes. Filter the solution and drink it hot.

11. Buckwheat

To lessen heavy bleeding, consume buckwheat. Buckwheat is rich in bioflavonoids. It works effectively when consumed with vitamin C. You can have it in the form of pancakes.

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12. Cold Compress

When you bleed excessively, try using ice packs. Put an ice pack directly on the abdomen. Leave it for twenty minutes.

13. Sugarcane

Consume sugarcane juice 1-2 weeks before the menstruation period begins, it will regulate the proper menstruation cycle and flow.

14. Cayenne

Dissolve 1 capsule of cayenne in a cup of warm water. Drink it to normalize the symptoms of excessive menstruation.

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15. Mustard Seeds

Prepare a fine powder by grinding some mustard seeds. Add ½ tsp of this powder in a glass of milk and drink it twice a day.

16. Apple Cider Vinegar

Take apple cider vinegar to overcome the problem of heavy blood flow.

17. Cinnamon

Take 1 cup of boiling water and steep 1 cinnamon stick in it. Drink it daily. Or else, take 3 drops of cinnamon bark tincture, two times a day.

Herbal Remedies to Reduce Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

18. Sage

Take 1 cup of water and boil it. Add 1 tablespoon of sage to it and allow it to steep for 5-7 minutes. This herbal remedy will prevent excessive bleeding and blood clotting.

19. Ashoka Tree (Saraca Indica) Bark

The bark of the Ashoka tree is used for curing several ailments including heavy bleeding during periods. Crush the bark into powder. Now take 200 ml water and add 25 gm of the powder to it. Let it boil until the water reduces to 50 ml. Then add 50 ml milk to the solution, and boil it down again to half its quantity. Strain the solution and let it cool down. Consume 20-30 ml of this solution in the morning, regularly.

Note – Prepare this solution fresh every morning.

20. Herbal Powder

Prepare an herbal powder to ease the excessive menstrual bleeding. Get 50 gm of nigella seeds, 20 gm of bamboo sugar, 20 gm of red rose powder, 20 gm of amylase, and 20 gm of oak tree gum. Burn nigella seeds in a pan. Mix all the ingredients and grind them to make a powder. For effective results, consume half teaspoons of this powder with snake root syrup.

Note – In case, you experience very heavy bleeding, consume it after every 3 hours for 3 days.

21. Chamomile Tea

An effective home remedy for menstruation bleeding and severe cramps is chamomile tea. To prepare this tea, add a few chamomile leaves to a cup of boiling water. Steep it for 4-5 minutes. Strain and drink it.

22. Parsley

Parsley is another amazing home remedy for curing menstruation problems. Drink parsley juice daily. You can also add parsley to carrot juice. Drink this mixed juice regularly for controlling too much bleeding.

23. Aloe Vera

As we all know, aloe vera is a very effective treatment for various skin problems. But, very few people know that it is also beneficial for menstruation bleeding. Have aloe vera juice regularly to reduce excessive blood flow during periods.

24. Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd regularizes the menstruation period. Boil the roots of bitter gourd. Strain it. Drink this concoction once or twice a day.

25. Banana Flower

To control excessive menstrual bleeding, consume banana flowers with curd in the morning. It will increase the level of progesterone, thereby, reducing the heavy bleeding.

26. Indian Lilac (Margosa)

Boil some margosa leaves and parsley in water. Strain the solution. For effective results, drink it thrice a day.

27. Snakeroots

Snakeroot is an effective herbal remedy for heavy bleeding. You are required to soak 4-5 snakeroots in a glass of water. The next morning, boil the water for five minutes. Strain it and drink.

28. Thyme Tea

Take 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves. Steep them for 8-10 minutes in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain the solution, allow it to cool down, and then drink. Alternatively, fill an ice tray with thyme tea. Freeze it. Use these ice cubes on the abdomen as a cold compress.

29. Licorice

Grind licorice into a fine powder. Consume 3 grams of this ground powder with water drained rice, thrice a day. Have it continuously for 4-5 days for positive results.

30. Mango Bark

Mix 10 ml mango bark extract in 130 ml water. Take 1 tsp of this mixture after every hour. Alternatively, drink the juice of fresh mango bark.

31. Wood Apple Leaf

Crush some fresh leaves of wood apple and mix it with warm water. Drink it to lessen excessive bleeding.

32. Bamboo Leaf

A decoction made from the leaves and nodes of bamboo leaves is said to be effective in alleviating all the problems related to menstruation.

33. Jujube Tea

Boil jujube leaves (20 grams) with red dates. Have this tea to stop excessive bleeding.

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34. Hawthorn Flowers

Prepare a decoction by combining 15 grams saffron and 30 grams hawthorn flowers extract. Intake this decoction when it is hot.

Do’s When You’re On Your Period

  • Include apricots, pumpkin seeds, molasses, and potatoes to counterbalance the deficiency of iron resulting due to loss of blood during menstruation.
  • Magnesium-rich foods such as sesame seeds, watermelon, squash, oats, etc., can also help reduce profuse bleeding. Therefore, include them in your diet.
  • Deprivation of sleep can worsen the problem. So, sleep for at least 7-8 hours.

Don’ts When You’re On Your Period

  • Do not lift heavy weight during menstruation.
  • Avoid the intake of ginger as it thins the blood, resulting in excessive bleeding.