10 Best Natural Remedies For Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

Menorrhagia or excessive menstrual bleeding is caused by hormonal imbalances, abnormal blood clotting and sometimes heavy bleeding is caused by some disorders that occur in the woman’s uterine lining. During menstrual cycle heavy bleeding is common in teenage girls with hormonal imbalance and women approaching menopause. If your menstrual cycle lasts more than a week or you have to change your sanitary napkin after every couple of hours, then it is a case of menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. However you can cure this problem by following some natural tips but in case of severe condition you should not rely only on home remedies but must consult your problem with Gynaecologist or lady doctor.

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Home Remedies to Cure Menorrhagia or Heavy Bleeding


1. Banana Flower

Banana flower is considered best to cure heavy bleeding.Take one banana flower, cook and have this with a cup of fresh curd to increase the quantity of progesterone and decrease the bleeding.

2. Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds help a lot to reduce your menstrual bleeding. Boil 20 grams of coriander seed in two cups (about 200 ml) of water. When the water is reduced to one quarter its original volume, allow it to cool before drinking.

3. Mango Bark

A mixture prepared by adding 10 ml of liquid extract of mango bark in 130 ml of water is very effective to treat heavy bleeding. Take one teaspoon of this preparation every hour. Juice of fresh mango bark is one of the best natural home remedy to cure heavy menstrual bleeding.

4. Magnesium Rich Foods

Magnesium is very important mineral to balance female hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen. A deficiency in magnesium can cause heavy menstruation.
Magnesium rich foods help to reduce menstrual bleeding. Food rich in magnesium like sesame seeds, water melon seeds, oat, cocoa, pumpkin, squash must be included in the diet to cure heavy menstrual bleeding.

5. Ginger


Ginger(adrak) helps a lot to reduce heavy bleeding. An infusion prepared by pounding and boiling ginger in water for a few minutes provides relief and helps stop menstrual flow.The infusion can be sweetened with sugar or honey to improve its taste. You can take this infusion after every meal.


6. Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds also help a lot to reduce heavy bleeding. Take 40 grams of dried mustard seeds and grind to fine powder. Take 2 grams of mustard seed powder with milk twice a day before or during menstrual cycle to reduce excessive bleeding. This is an effective home remedy to cure heavy menstrual bleeding.

7. Cinnamon

Take half teaspoon of ground cinnamon and add in a cup of boiled water. Simmer for a few minutes and add honey. Drink it two times a day to stop heavy bleeding.
Consumption of Cinnamon is one of the best home remedy to cure heavy bleeding. You can also drink cinnamon tea to control heavy menstrual cycle.

8. Cold Compress

An other effective way to stop heavy menstrual bleeding is using a cold compress. The cold temperature will cause vasoconstriction, which means constriction of the blood vessels. This will help in reducing the flow of menstrual blood. Take some ice cubes and put them in a thin towel. Tie it properly and place it over your abdomen and lie down. Let it stay over your abdomen for 10-15 minutes and then remove. Repeat this process after every 4 hours until you get relief from heavy bleeding.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar

Consumption of apple cider vinegar is an other effective way to slow the menstrual flow and regulate the period. Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. For best results, drink this solution 3 times a day during your period.

10. Amla juice and Honey

A mixture of amla juice and honey is also very beneficial to stop heavy bleeding. Take 1-2 tablespoons of gooseberry(amla) juice wіth honey on an empty stomach.

Some Precautions and Useful Tips
  • (i)Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily tο remove toxins frοm thе body.
  • (ii)Foods rich in iron are very effective to cure this problem.
  • (iii)Avoid intense and heavy exercise during thіѕ condition.
  • (iv)Get plenty of rest and make yourself as comfortable as possible.
  • (v)Don't lift heavy weight during menstruation.
  • (vi)Avoid intake of hot аnd spicy food.
  • (vii)Avoid intake refined products, sugar, sweets аnd alcohol.