Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
- Bleeding After Sex
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Water, Cayenne
- Cod Liver Oil
- Dried Apricots
- Eliminate Soy
- Epsom Salts
- Excess Clear Discharge
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Heavy Menstruation Remedies
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Iodoral Iodine
- Low Immunity Issues
- Moon Cycle
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Omega 3
- 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
04/26/2013: Marie from Uk: "Thanks Addy, Joy, for your feedback. With regard to it being ovulation, Addy, the frustrating thing is that the girl that I share a room with at college doesn't evn wear underwear, unless and until she is on a period, so it's frustrating having to..."
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|Blackstrap Molasses||38 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar||21 YEAS|
[YEA] 08/26/2007: Tanya from Christchurch, Barbados: "Been using VCO for acne for about two weeks. Progress has been slow to non-existent. I als read that it helps with regularity so decided to take it internally (1tsp) for that. Well I didn't get that effect either but amazingly I tookit around the first day of my period and I noticed that my period stopped for a couple of hours. Whenit came back I took another tsp and it went away for two days. It eventually came back but the flow was low and totally painless. I googled the effect and foud out people have been using it for this purpose for centuries. Wish I had known earlier."
Coconut Water, Cayenne
[YEA] 10/11/2011: Cece from Elmont, New York: "Menstrual pain became so severe for me that I wished I did not have a period. The pain would hit me so hard that I felt nauseated. One day at work, out of sheer desperation I went into the bathroom, wet a wad of paper towel under hot water, went into the stall and sat with that hot towel clenched on my belly button. I sat there and suddenly - splat! - I looked down and a fat blob of curdled blood looked up at me - and the pain was gone! I started examining what I ate via a journal and realized that things such as cheese, white bread (margarine), beef and alcohol cause me distress when it came around to my menses. I theorized that it was the food I was eating that caused a problem with circulation. I stopped eating all forms of dairy, started drinking lots of room temperature water.
When it was time for my menses, I drank lots of plain room temperature coconut water with a dash of cayenne pepper. That put an end to the debilitating pain! I've passed on the remedy to all my friends. Even if you don't practice good eating habits, when that pain hits, reach for the room temperature coconut water with a dash of cayenne pepper! IT WORKS in half an hour! If you don't have coconut water (no cans, please), use semi contra tea aka mexican tea, american wormwood, epazote with a dash of cayenne."
Cod Liver Oil
[YEA] 08/16/2011: Katherine from Seattle, Wa: "My mom used to have incredibly heavy menstruation and she used cod liver oil, but in the liquid form because she was taking so much.
The heavy menstruation was caused by uterine fibroids, but I imagine this would work with other causes, too.
She was taking usually about 3 tablespoons per day, but at one point took 5 tablespoons. This was when it was REALLY bad. Just keep in mind, however, that this is a little hard on your liver. You may feel very low on energy shortly after taking this much CLO because your liver is trying to process it. She really found this to be true when she took the 5 tbs.
The CLO worked really quickly, and she also lost weight while using the oil."
[YEA] 04/24/2009: Snowy from J, SA: "dried apricots with honey cured my excessive bleeding
i had been taking fertility medication and had stopped due to some side effects and the had bleeding and spotting continuously for one month. the doctor prescribed iron tablets coz i didn't want more medication.. my hormones were already out of control. well i just had this dessert made of around 100 grams of apricots with 2 tablespoons honey and water, boiled it for 20-30 minutes on sim and blended the mixture and had a cup. next day my bleeding completely stopped and now its been 2 weeks with no bleeding."
[YEA] 02/16/2012: Anne from Chicago, Il: "I recently have been getting really heavy periods with the most painful cramps I've ever experienced. I considered going back on the pill but decided to see if I could find another way first. I realized that recently I've been drinking a LOT of soymilk and eating a lot more soy products than I used to, so I thought maybe the isoflavonoids (sp?) might be contributing to higher estrogen and therefore worse periods.
I simply switched to almond and rice milk and this month my period was completely bearable. (It was also a week late. ) So, it's only been one month but I thought I'd share in case that's the connection and it could help someone out!"
[YEA] 03/20/2007: Denise from Georgetown, Guyana: "My remedy for keeping crippling cramps and bloating at bay during my period is a very simple one that only requires ONE DOSE per month. I simply take 1/2 teaspoon of epsom salts in 1 glass of water on the 2nd or the 3rd day BEFORE my period begins and I have very little pain sometimes but NONE AT ALL most months. A dear friend of my mother's told me about this a few months ago and I've used it religiously since. I've even told my friends about it and I find that I don't experience any bloating either. I am sure this will work for you. Usually I mix the salts with a senna leaf solution but this isn't necessary. I would drink at least 3 glasses of plain water during the days before (this makes your flow heavy on the first 2 days but it gets lighter after that).The dose of Epsom salts is too small to hurt your tummy or give you more than one extra trip to the bathroom but it is enough to effectively clean your intestines."Replies
11/02/2009: Sanddollar from Billings, Mt replies: "I am going to try this and let you know how it goes. I have been reading lots about the amazing benefits of epsom salts that have been discovered lately (they help absorption/regulate insulin, prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies if given to mothers before labor, help severe asthma attacks in the emergency room (given via IV and by nebulizer). It also can help prevent premature births by discouraging uterine contractions - so it makes sense to me that it could help with the pain and cramping associated with menstruation. I have already been using the blackstrap molasses (one TBSP daily) with great results, but cramps are not completely gone."
Excess Clear Discharge
04/21/2013: Marie from Lancs, England: "Excess Clear Discharge: Hi, I am hoping someone can help with what is an embarrassing condition. It is an excess clear vaginal discharge problem. It is worse just after my period for about ten days, after which, it seems to be less problematic. I am in my twenties and it has been like this since I can remember. Just wondering could diet or something be causing/affect it as sometimes it does seem to be worse than others. I don't take the pill or meds. Periods are regular so I dont' wanna consider any kind of medication and am wondering if this could be addressed naturally. The doctor has done infection tests/hormone test and has said that all is o.k"Replies
04/21/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Since it's a liguid from the body , I would suppose salt of some sort..... Try a multi mineral supplement equal magnesium and calcium with all the trace minerals and give it a go.... Just a guess ?
A hair analysis might give a clue. I have never had one."
04/25/2013: Addy from Flowery Branch, Ga replies: "From what you say, I'm thinking it's ovulation. Google signs of ovulation.. You may have your answer there. I had the same thing and was always concerned but doc said I was ok. Years later I read this, kept a journal and thats what it was. Best wishes!"
04/26/2013: Marie from Uk replies: "Thanks Addy, Joy, for your feedback. With regard to it being ovulation, Addy, the frustrating thing is that the girl that I share a room with at college doesn't evn wear underwear, unless and until she is on a period, so it's frustrating having to wear pads for the best part of the month, although I know she is on the pill. I read an article that says that it obviously varies according to individual women but a tablespoon a day is considered normal and its definately more that than. I was just wondering if it is something that could be dealt with naturally. I don't have a naturpath locally. I have usually just tolerated it, but a few months ago, I remembered thinking that I hadn't seen it for a while and I was just wondering if diet/lifestyle changes had anything to do with it, however, I can't remember at the time any changes that I had made. Thanks though for your concern and feedback."
04/26/2013: Gena from New York, Ny replies: "Hi, have you tried taking folic acid supplements? These might help your issue. Just a thought."
04/26/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Stab in the dark - recently my prolapsed bladder was painful and I was getting desperate and tried to put some milk of magnesia inside the vagina and outside it with my finger coated with it...
The whole day until I washed it off the whole are was overly dry and felt uncomfortably dry dry dry..... With the bladdder rubbing down there it was uncomfortable. No rash or redness or any after shocks."
04/26/2013: Marie from Uk replies: "Hi Gena, thanks for your reply. I would be curious as to why you mentioned folic acid, as I did actually test deficient for this a couple of months ago, but I never thought they might be related. Thanks"
04/26/2013: Gena from New York, NY replies: "Hi, folic acid is known to increase the lining of the uterine wall so that's what came to mind when I read your post. Let us know if it helps. There might be female herbs you can try that will help too. I will see if I can find any herbs on the net that will help this."
04/27/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "If I'm not mistaken, Folic Acid helps w/ RNA multiplication, which translates into "healing". The amino acid Glycine appears to work very similar to the Folate. Glycine also helps with detoxification, is a natural nervine, and an excellent natural sweetener (add to any beverage or food)."
Geranium Essential Oil
[YEA] 09/25/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa: "YES - I have had heavy bleeding during menstruation for quite sometime now, despite all tests coming out negative including no fibroids, and all hormones in the normal range.
I have used Geranium Essential Oil mixed with jojoba as a base oil in 50/50 proportions and applied to my stomach area liberally 2-3 times daily, and I am AMAZED and blessed at the results. No cramps, and the heavy bleeding is much less and on the whole I am feeling much better and more manageable.
For anyone with heavy bleeding issues, please try this. It is brilliant imo.
I found this remedy through 'Essential Oils Pocket Reference' which is a must have for anyone interested in natural, wholesome healing remedies."
Heavy Menstruation Remedies
03/15/2013: Areej from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: "My name is Areej. I'm 24, unmarried. My height is 5ft and weight about 45-50kg. I have a severe problem of irregular period since 4-5 years. I don't get period for 2-3 months, and then get them continously for a month. I'm getting married in August, and I don't want to take birth control as it has severe side effects on me. I recently got my period after 1.5 month and now they are not stopping. They are heavy to light at the moment. Please give me some home remedies to stop this as soon as possible and a solution to further fix this problem permanently. Really need help, im feeling very sick and tired, and doctors here give nothing but birth control. Looking forward for your reply.Thanks, Areej"Replies
03/15/2013: Marie from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I think you will be amazed that natural progesterone cream will work wonders for you. Do a research on it and give it a try."
03/16/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Areej, try a glass or two of sage tea a day for a few months."
03/16/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Also get the book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. Even though you are young our bodies are flooded by the hormones in our meat and poultry that cause hormone imbalances similar to menopause. Usually they plump up the critters /food with estrogen and that is what can cause a progesterone imbalance....
John Lee M. D, was a ob/gyn who helped women find some answers to this dilemma and the book is great. Most of the pages in mine have bent corners, book marks and notes in pencil. Some women that couldn't conceive used this book to help them."
04/26/2013: Areej from Mississauga, Ontario replies: "Okay so my ultrasound report came, and it says that I have an endometrial stripe thick of 2cm. I'm really worried, can this be cured through natural remedies? they want re-do the ultrasound in 8 weeks and perform a surgery if it still does. I would appreciate any help. Thanks. Areej"
[QUESTION] 02/16/2009: Nurah from Atlanta, GA: "i use a variety of homeopathic and herbal remedies as needed and have found that often various homeopathic remedies, such as arnica or a combination for colds, will induce my menstural period. i found this to happen at various times during my cycle, even after just completing my period i will have another one right away. no one i've spoken with has experienced this or heard of it before. does anyone know why this may occur?"
[YEA] 12/07/2006: Heidi from Troup, TX: "I had been menstruating for 7 weeks straight (very heavy) and went to my family doctor. She wanted to put me on birth control. I am 37 and I smoke so I didn't think that was a good choice. I decided to see me chiropractor who put me on the iodoral iodine and my menstrual period stopped in 3 days and has been regular for over 7 months. I also feel better and have more energy. I can tell if I haven't taken them. I start to feel "blah"."
Low Immunity Issues
[QUESTION] 02/19/2009: Kimberly from Cut Bank, MT: "I have a difficult question, because I've never heard of anyone with this problem. Every month when I have a period, I either get downright sick with whatever is going around at the time (usually resperitory) or I at least get a headache and sore throat. I never feel good at that time of the month. The sore throat thing doesn't seem at all connected to having a period, but it happens every month and I've begun to associate a period with a sore throat and headache. On a side note, I am trying natural progesterone creams to try to get my periods to space out because the longest I can go between them (with cream) is 25 days. Without cream it's always 21 days. Any suggestions? Thanks"Replies
02/19/2009: Janke from London, UK replies: "Hi, Kimberly, I know exactly what you are talking about. If I am tired and my immune system is run down from too much stress, I get sick right when my period starts. I think it's more common than you think in women! I recently started to be more proactive and now take vitamin c and vitamin d3 a day or two before it begins and this has helped a lot."
02/14/2010: Cindy from Miami, Fl replies: "Hi Kimberly, I suffer from the same issue, Each month without fail I get a sore throat about a day before my menses start. I've started taking taking vitamin C each day and it has helped me greatly."
03/13/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa: "Hi -
I was reading that this month is something called a "SuperMoon" on March 19th. The moon will be closer to the earth then than it has been in the last 18 years. Going on the things I have read in the past on how the moon effects a womans monthly cycle....I am wondering how many of you are having issues this month that you normally don't? I always cycle at 28 days...ALWAYS. Except this month. One week late. No, not pregnant. Just wondering if anyone else has had any unusual stuff going on...
Thanks for any input!"
03/13/2011: Robin from Rural, Va replies: "Yes.. exactly one week late! I have been running 28 days like clockwork."
03/13/2011: M from Nyc, Ny replies: "Your menstual cycle is based on your hormones... not the moon."
03/13/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Thanks for the feedback Robin - I am normally spot on (no pun intended) every 28 days too - that is why I was wondering it there were others experiencing off things this month. I appreciate your sharing!
M- If it is purely hormones that control the menstrual cycle, than how come over 200,000 results come up when I type "Menstrual cycle and the moon" on a certain search engine?
I for one, find this "SuperMoon" stuff absolutely fascinating!
Here is an excerpt from "menstruation.com.au":
Human beings are affected by the moon. Women especially are affected by the moon and their menstrual cycle is intimately linked to this celestial body.
- regulates your menstrual cycle,
- can trigger ovulation and fertile times,
- affects your emotions and
- affects the way people behave and view the world.
- Women are connected to the moon by our blood, our hormones and our souls.
The first step in claiming the gifts of our menstrual cycle is to become re-acqainted with Mother Moon. Putting aside all the scientific phenomena of the way the Moon affects the earths tides, weather, animals, fluids and moods, symbolically the Moon has a lot to teach us.
In myth the Moon is a primary female archetype travelling the great round of Birth, Maturation, Death and Rebirth each month. This is a primal fundamental cycle of the universe of which every single living thing participates."
03/14/2011: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "HI U CARLY,
First I want to say that listening to you and your menstrual cycle and the phase of the moon is not offensive to me. I find it very educational.
I am sorry if I offended folks by saying we in deep stuff due to the goins on in Japan. Of course you Left Coast folks will know sooner than us in the fly over country. Have a nice day.====RH==="
03/14/2011: Sp from Gc, Ci replies: "My periods are normally 26 days, but this time its due more about 2 weeks. No, not pregnant. Moon does effect our menstrual cycles. When we are in the first 3 days of the cycle and it happens to be a full moon day, the bleeding will be heavy at nights. I have experienced it first hand."
03/20/2011: Woman101 from Ireland replies: "I have to agree, the moon does have an effect. I have amenhorrea (very very infrequent periods) and I'm having my first in over a year. Very bad, very crampy, and what do you know........ Supermoon cycle. I am convinced there is a link. I'll let you know if I have another ne in 18 years! "
03/20/2011: Rain from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "My daughters cycle actually is longer this month heavier on the 19th. Only been mensturating less than a year. I thought that was a reason. This could be another reason to consider."
04/25/2011: Mb from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina replies: "Wow! I was wondering why this past cycle was so strange and off! I forgot it was the month of the supermoon. I was about 2 weeks late on my period and negative on pregnancy."
12/12/2011: Laura from Queens, Ny: "Hi EC, I am 49 years old and has not had a period for the past six months. I always use motherwort for mild anxiety on and off so yesterday I decided to take a dropperful and what do you know..... I got up this morning with a period. I was stunned to put it lightly. I thought I was over with this. Anyone knows what's going on? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you guys."
09/21/2012: Reddy from Baltimore, Maryland: "I was struggling with hemorrhage for a while, came to this site, and I must confess, I was greatly relieved when I knew some other people were in my shoes and already had a cure even without visiting d hospital. These few steps have worked for me so far.. I changed my diet to include a lot of cayenne peppers in my food, and lots of water. Also, whenever I use d restroom, I insert vegetable oil in d affected part, and stand while using d restroom. This has worked so far for me... Hope everybody experiencing this situation is also cured... thanks"