Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Valerian
- Black Tea
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Brewer's Yeast
- Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
- Bleeding After Sex
- Chamomile Tea
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Water, Cayenne
- Cod Liver Oil
- Corn Silk
- Don Quai Tea
- Dried Apricots
- Dried Oregano Tea
- Eliminate Soy
- Epsom Salts
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Excess Clear Discharge
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Half a Beer
- Heavy Menstruation Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Iodoral Iodine
- Licorice Tea
- Low Immunity Issues
- Magnesium, B Vitamins, ACV, Kombucha
- Marigold Flowers
- Moon Cycle
- Multiple Remedies
- Mustard, Turmeric, Cayenne
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- Oregano Oil
- Pickle Juice
- Red Raspberry and Cinnamon Bark
- Red Raspberry Tea
- Remedies Needed
- Tomato Juice
- Vinegar or Baking Soda
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Walnut Bach Flower Remedy
- White Vinegar
- Wild Yam
01/23/2013: Jess from Melbourne, Australia: "Hi Isabel I did a lot of research about cayenne pepper and found out a lot and how it can help menstrual cramps and bleeding so I tried it but found it very difficult to take since it's so strong so I only took 1/4..."
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|Blackstrap Molasses||50 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||26 YEAS|
|Red Raspberry Tea||8 YEAS|
[YEA] 11/09/2007: Taylor from NY, USA: "I have been doing Oil pulling for one month. I read that it helps hormonal problems, but i didnt think it would erradicate my cramps. But after pulling for 1 month, my menstrual cramps and other pms associated problems are almost non existant. For the first time in years i was able to spend the first day of my course like any other normal day, not bent over in agonizing pain. And my skin has cleared up as well. My sister started OP and after a week she had the same outcome!! No Cramps. I will continue to OP and wait to see all the benefits from "pulling" the toxins out of my body. I also find that it is VERY!!! important that you brush your teeth and drink a large glass of water after pulling because you are releasing these poisonous toxins and you want to get them out."
[YEA] 10/31/2008: JB from QLD, Australia: "I have suffered from extreme menstrual cramps for years. I started taking Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules for 1 week before my period started (the recommended dose on the label). The fish oil reduced my PMS symptoms, and my cramps were reduced by approx 80%. I didn't even have to take painkillers and I slept better too. NB - you need to start taking the pills 1 week before your period starts. It may be too late to start taking them when the cramps start.
Research on fish oil and menstrual cramps can be found here: http://www.oilofpisces.com/menstrualcramps.html"
[YEA] 02/18/2011: Vania from Clarksville, Tn: "Just putting in a vote for Omega-3 Fish Oil for managing menstrual misery.
In the spring of 2007, I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid, about the size of a cantaloupe. I am not emotionally prepared for hysterectomy, which was the primary recommendation, of course. My online research led me to Earth Clinic. Currently, at the onset of menstruation, I take the most common brand of organic Apple Cider Vinegar with a bit of baking soda, in 8 ounces of water. For over a year, this remedy has greatly reduced the flow and scary giant clots (like a school of goldfish) that made life so miserable. My periods got so light that I started worrying that I was going into menopause at the age of 41.
Unfortunately, during the last 2-3 months, ACV has seemed to lose its potency. My periods became quite heavy again, with lots of clotting (although not at "goldfish" level). Finally I remembered my mother's first recommendation for my symptoms: 1200 mg Omega-3 Fish Oil Capsules. These were also the first remedy that worked for my fibroid symptoms. But I take more than anyone thinks is good for me: 8 in the morning, 8 in the evening, throughout my 8-day menstruation. This works very well, every time. The only reason I decided to try the ACV remedy is that I LOVE ACV!
I had my "well woman" visit about 2 months ago, and no comment was made about treating my fibroid. I don't think these remedies have shrunk the fibroid, because my belly still looks like I'm 3-4 months pregnant, but I can be pretty content if I can continue to manage the symptoms.
Thank you, Earth Clinic-ers, I love you. You give me hope for better health, naturally."
[YEA] 12/18/2009: Jill from Bronx, New York, United States: "I find that a couple of drops of wild oil of oregano in a cup of water takes the edge off my cramps."
[YEA] 06/15/2008: Jessica from Los Angeles, CA: "In desperate need of relief from menstrual cramps I looked up your website answers. Scared as I was to down to pickle juice, I am ecstatic to report IMMEDIATE RELIEF! Menstruation is the loss of the muscle wall of the uterus, so it made perfect sense to give this remedy a try. So glad for the advice, thanks to all who voted yea!"
EC: Read more about Pickle Juice for muscle cramps here.
06/17/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Glad your pickle juice worked to stop your cramps. However, if menstrual cramps is always a problem, you might remember that a magnesium supplement goes along way in elliminating these cramps. Magnesium deficiency is one of our major deficiencies now."
Red Raspberry and Cinnamon Bark
[YEA] 11/08/2009: Ls from Toledo, Usa: "For profuse menstruation drink freely of a tea made with red raspberry leaves and cinnamon bark or cinnamon bark alone. This remedy will be found very effective for reducing pain and flow.
In a gel-capsule combine ground cinnamon and dried red raspberry leaves of equal volume; not by volume weight. Combine half the gel-cap with cinnamon and the other half with red raspberry. Gently packed the red raspberry leaves. The gel cap size is of your choice. I use size 00.
An easy way to fill a capsule is to place the ground or powdered material in a saucer or on a plate and scoop the two sections of the capsule together through the material; both halves will fill.
Fill one whole capsule with ground cinnamon and one whole capsule with dried ground red raspberry leaves. Use half of the cinnamon capsule and it place on one end of half the red raspberry capsule. Look at the capsule halves closely as one side is longer and a little bit bigger. This is so the two halves will combined to make one capsule.
Red Raspberry Tea
[YEA] 09/01/2012: Colleen from Loveland, Co: "I'm a chiropractor specializing in fertility, pre-natal, and pediatric care. I always have this tea here in the office because of its healing and soothing effect on the female reproductive system. I recommend it for menstrual cramps, any cycle irregularity, during pregnancy, and general uterine health. It's a miraculous ancient remedy used by native cultures for centuries. For those who haven't tried it, it's like a mild black tea in flavor and naturally a little sweet. Try drinking it right before and throughout your next period and see how soothing it is for yourself. I usually drink a cup every day and maybe two during my period."Replies
09/01/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Colleen, do you know a tea or remedy that might aid in becoming pregnant?"
09/01/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Mmsg, I don't know if you've heard about this but guaifenesin which is found in cough syrup has been found to help women to conceive. If you google it you will find info on it. Basically, this thins the cervical fluid and thereby allows the sperm to travel more easily. You also need to know when you're ovulating to time it. Also, you must use ones with only this ingredient. There are brands that fit this description. Anyway, I just thought I'd throw this out there since I'd heard about it awhile ago. Lisa"
09/01/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Thanks Colleen that's great info, I used to think this tea was just for expectant mothers but it makes sense it's good for uterus in general. Incidentally I have only heard good things about this tea from a close friend at work who swears by it for her very quick births.. 3 hours labour the first time and 11/2tge second time.. She says she took it non stop all day every day according to thirst for the week before her due date!"
09/02/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Oh yes, Lisa, thanks a lot! I had also heard long ago, that sage tea was helpful, but just remembered that now. Thanks."
[YEA] 08/28/2012: Iluvshoes! from San Francisco, Ca: "I had very painful cramps with Very Heavy bleeding that lasted for 5 days! And this cycle repeated every 21 days! So I would have a full period twice a month!! I was miserable and had to schedule my life around my cycle, because I was doubled over in pain or afraid of the embarrasment of bleeding onto my clothes! A friend recomended drinking this tea and my life changed!! I no longer have ANY Cramps!! The bleeding has subsided to 3 days with a normal flow and now my cycle is regulated to every 26 days or once a month. I have more energy and vitality and dont have to call in sick anymore!! This tea is blessing not only for pregnancy but for your menstrual cycle as well!! I tell every woman I know about this tea!! No need for birth control pills or other hormonal intervention. I love its pleasant light taste and enjoy drinking a cup a day."Replies
08/28/2012: Elsaeasterly from Elsewhere, Ca replies: "You drink only one cup per day? I tried two cups a day for quite a while and had some results but not nearly as outstanding as yours. Really, only one cup?"
08/29/2012: Iluvshoes! from San Francisco, Ca replies: "I started out with 2 cups per day but now I just drink 1 cup every day and it works fine."
[YEA] 08/21/2012: Sandra from L.a., California: "I have been having menstrual cramps to a varying degree for the past few years and thought that I just had to live with them for the rest of my life. Fortunately I found this website and tried red raspberry tea. Wow, I could not believe that it worked. It seemed too easy. I drank one cup of tea in the morning and one in the evening 2 days before my period started until 2 days after it started and I had no cramps at all. I highly recommend giving this a try. I will keep doing this for the next few months and if anything changes I will let you know."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/08/2012: Tim from Cincinnati, Oh: "My girlfriend has been getting menstrual cramps for the past year and it has been annoying for both of us. I have tried a few different things like molasses, magnesium and crampbark, none of which helped. I finally tried red raspberry leaf tea, with a bit of licorice root for flavor, and this was the one that worked. I have her drink 2 cups of tea per day starting about 1 week before her period and 2 days after it starts and that seems to work well. She still gets a bit of gas and constipation, so if anyone has a suggestion for that then please let me know."
[YEA] 10/15/2010: Lizzy from Fargo, Nd: "Raspberry Leaf tea is considered the "women's tea". It helps with adrenal glands, and contains iron, calcium and various vitamins. Somehow it helps with the uterus. During menstration it has been amazing how it takes away cramping for me quickly! I also use the tea bag after I am done and put it on my face, and it tightens my pores! During pregnancy I always drink Raspberry leaf tea. It is quite expensive from the natural food store. So, I learned to make my own. I take the leaves off the plants, rinse them off with water, and let dry. Once dry (1-2 weeks) I crush them and store them. I then use them like any tea. It is now a great free beverage I share with my kids too!"
[YEA] 02/26/2010: Hannah from Northampton, Ma, Usa: "I was hesitant to use molasses (sugar) to ease menstrual cramps, as I'm already prone to candida. Instead, I sipped a cup of red raspberry leaf tea. I used loose leaves, less than 1 tbsp in hot water with a bit of lavender and peppermint. Within minutes the cramping has subsided. Definite "yea!""
[YEA] 07/17/2007: Michelle from Joplin, MO: "OK, I read all your postings. I've been menstruating for 21 days now, and usually only have 5 days. So I got some Raspberry Tea, put 2 Tbsps. of Blackstrap Molasses in it (a little heavy, but tolerable) and ACV in grape juice (not a highlight of my day). Here's to hoping it works. I'm trying to get pregnant, so the 3 week period is not helping. I'll keep you posted."
[YEA] 09/03/2005: Leslie from Frankfort, KY: "to slow down a heavy flow drink red raspberry tea. Make sure the tea is the color of blood very dark and drink a 6-8 oz cup with honey if wanted or needed for sweetness. It works every time."Replies
04/26/2006: Minni from NYC replies: "With regard to Leslie of Frankfurt, I want to add the following for stopping uncontrollable bleeding, (But first, please note that prolonged viewing of computer monitors can ALSO TRIGGER bleeding AND WORSE, and that the following stuff will PROTECT against computer monitors' multi-symptom triggers BUT ONLY TO A DEGREE). Also note that while cherries/raspberries may clot bleeding internally, purple grapes, apples and garlic have the opposite effect since they thin the blood. The latter can also prevent wounds from clotting. Computer fluorescence can ALSO prevent wounds from clotting.
Black cherry concentrate OR Bing cherries OR cherry yogurt ARE EXCELLENT FOR STOPPING BLEEDING AND FOR PROTECTING MUCOSAL LININGS. Note that someone told me that RASPBERRY concentrate ENEMAS helped her. Both of these (black cherry and raspberry enemas) may even prove more potent than the raspberry tea mentioned."
[YEA] 02/04/2010: A from Smalltown, Bc Canada replies: "I agree with using raspberry tea for menstrual cramps. As soon as I feel any sort of cramping coming on, I make a very strong cup and drink it (with or without honey). Within half an hour, my cramping has eased.
Apparently it is the calcium/magnesium content in the leaves that helps, so if you have cramps, taking a regular supplement would probably also be beneficial.
If you have access to raspberry bushes, you can make your own tea by drying the leaves. Otherwise, any store-bought raspberry leaf tea will do."
12/23/2012: Jess from Melbourne, Australia: "Hi everyone, I have written on this site many times asking for help and I have tried so many remedies but nothing seems to be working for my heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps. I tried blackstrap molasses unsulphured for 3 months, 1 tsp in coffee or milk 2 times a day and that didn't work and then I tried apple cider vinegar with the mother 2tsp with water 2 times a day for four months and that didn't work either, and I would use both of these remedies together on days where I felt really desperate and nothing has changed, my periods are still long and heavy and even more painful now. I also tried magnesium supplements but that made my cramps worse and I ended up in hospital.
I went on the pill before and the side effects were too harsh for my body and has affected me emotionally and physically and so is my period. I feel helpless and I don't know what else to do. These remedies have worked for so many people why arn't they working for me, is there something wrong with me? I don't want to go back on the pill and suffer but either way nothing is working for me and I'm suffering. Please someone help me and help me understand why nothing is working for me?"Replies
12/23/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Hi Jess from Melbourne, Australia:
Couple of suggestions...
1. Start juicing green veggies everyday. Cucumber, celery, parsley, ginger and lemon is my daily to-go juice (16 oz) which has helped me tremendously with reducing heavy bleeding and duration.
2. Eat more raw foods during your cycle.
3. 2 tablespoon of good quality cinnamon powder (mixed in hot water, or yogurt) will immediately reduce your bleeding. Give that a try the heavier days of your period. That is a big savior for me. Also note that quantity of cinnamon at a given time is * only for tough days, not all days of your cycle.
I hope this helps, if you need more guidance please email me at things3give[at]yahoo.com
12/24/2012: Isabel from Tampa, Fl replies: "I used cayenne pepper 2 pills and two hours after took another 2, wait to see how it looks after 2 hours. The problem is if you take 2 more your period will go away until the next month, I did this so many times, and never failed."
12/25/2012: Wanda from Nashville, Tennessee replies: "Hello Jess: My name is Wanda. I feel your pain and I would like to help you. There is a product that will take care all of a woman menustral problems. The ingredients in this product are: Soy Isoflavones--100 mg, Wild Yam Extract--100 mg, Don Quai Root 100 mg, Licore Root 100 mg, Red Raspberry 100 mg, Kava Kava Root 100 mg, Black Cohosh Extract 80 mg, Chaste Berry 50 mg, Ginger Root 50 mg, Red Clover Tops 50 mg, and Ginkgo Biloba 30 mg.
Jess let me know if this works for you and take care of yourself and MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!
12/26/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Hello Wanda from Nashville, Tennessee, Can you please provide the name of this product. I would really like to know for future reference. Many thanks and happy holidays! Tina"
01/14/2013: Denise from Skowhegan, Maine replies: "Strawberries and Raspberries are needed for the uterus."
01/15/2013: Absa from Hawally, Select A State Or Province, Kuwait replies: "Try this:
1- take few raw black pepper corns, say about 4, and about a quarter of inch of dried ginger, crush them do not make it in powder form, boil them in a cup of water until the water remains half, strain and drink it on every alternate day for a month
Hope this helps."
01/16/2013: Jess from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Thank you all so much for your help and suggestions.
Hi Tina, I don't eat very healthy because I don't have the time or money since fruits and vegetables are so expensive these days, I do eat a lot of fish maybe once a week and I will look for cinnamon powder but I'm not sure if we have it here in Australia or where I can find it but I will try your remedy, thank you Tina.
Hi Isabel if I can find cayenne pepper tablets I will try it and if I wanted to stop menstruating all together will cayenne pepper do the trick because I will like to stop menstruating. If I can find this product I will try it thank you Isabel.
Hi Wanda thank you so much for this remedy but what is it called? God bless you too and thank you for trying to help me.
Hi Denise should I eat strawberries and raspberries everyday or only when I'm menstruating? Thanks for your help.
Hi Absa I will look for those ingredients and I will try your remedy thank you so much for your help.
Thank you ladies for your help I will try these remedies until I find one that works but thank you so much for helping me xoxoxo"
01/23/2013: Jess from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Hi Isabel I did a lot of research about cayenne pepper and found out a lot and how it can help menstrual cramps and bleeding so I tried it but found it very difficult to take since it's so strong so I only took 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of water 2-3 times a day, which I heard is better than taking it in capsules. It did help a lot with the cramps and pain, I could manage the pain a lot better and at first I felt like it was helping with the bleeding but now it has gotten so much worse. I'm bleeding more I mean why is this happening?"