Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Home Remedies

Last Modified on Dec 20, 2014

Blackstrap Molasses   38  6   

Posted by Maria (Houston, Texas) on 05/05/2007

[YEA]  I was suffering for years with anemia and I had even been let go from my job due to the fact that I could not keep my strength up. I had been told by several doctors that my multiple fibroids required a hysterectomy. I had no tolerance for ANY type of iron supplement. I was steadily getting worse. One doctor even gave up treating me. When that happened I was greatly distressed. I began to recall an island friend telling me that I needed to take blackstrap molasses. So I began using it and lo and behold I improved immediately. My blood count went up from 6 to 7.8 in one month. I now am going through menopause and have found that it helps even with that. I love it and tell everyone about it. My husband takes it daily. I also have no more symptoms of anemia and fibroid issues. I take it now for the calcium and other minerals that are great for menopause troubles.

Posted by Zenith (Asheville, NC) on 04/23/2007

[YEA]  Thank you so much for your efforts in helping people like me take their health in their own hands! I have searched for years for the reasons I was feeling so sluggish and drained all the time, especially that one week (or more) a month....well I am here to tell you that there is certainly something to the Blackstrap Molasses...it WORKS!!!! For the first time since my youngest was born nearly 6 years ago I have suffered with nightmare periods, to the point where I wouldn't leave the house for nearly 10 days....after 5 weeks of taking BSM I am happy to say that my period was NORMAL and I am back to my old self again. I went from 10 days of misery to 5 days that I actually spent in my yard and garden. SMILE I take it as needed, if I started feeling crampy I would just eat it off the spoon and less than 30 minutes later...RELIEF! I recommend all women eat a little every day, you won't regret it! Good health to you all.

Posted by Vickie (Toronto, Canada) on 03/26/2007

[YEA]  I had been having heavy periods for about 2 years. About 5 weeks ago I discovered this site by accident and began using blackstrap molasses; 1 tbsp in a glass of warm water twice a day mostly on an empty stomach about 20 mins before breakfast and dinner. I also occasionally had constipation. First I noticed that I was going to the bathroom regularly and this month my period was a lot lighter. It works people; pleeeeeeeeeeease try it. It works! V

Posted by Carol on 03/07/2007

[YEA]  Thank you very much for making a difference in people lives by your website...you've given many of us hope and something to work on collectively. I'm so excited about the molasses discovery, you could say I've gone molasses bonkers... I'm not alone..my 65 year old mother and young sister have joined me... I have had fibroids for 3 years and even suffered from dizziness before my menses..pre molasses..it feels so good post molasses to go through an unavoidable process smoothly... I've also decided to take ACV with my molasses and oil pull... Oh yes, you could suggest to your readers to try the Ayurvedic tea Triphala..the toilet visits are frequent in the beginning but after sometime one can't resist it... I suspect that all ailments originate from the frequent or infrequent bowel movements stemming form a bad diet etc.. my diet was totally unhealthy before entailing too much southern fried chicken...well I have to undo what I did... Keep on touching the lives of people and giving hope to all of us... A lot of people have written to me to reassure them that it is for real what i wrote in your website about my cramps cure.. i told them the best way to know is to try it out for themselves.. May the light guide your good work,

Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse   2  0   

Posted by Noel (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) on 01/02/2012

[YEA]  I had my period for a month straight... Getting heavier as time went on. I looked on this site and decided to give molasses a try. I took a teaspoon in the morning afternoon and night. I'm not too sure if it was the molasses or the shephard's purse or their combined effect, but I'm all done!! It didn't work right away.. I had to take it for about 4-5 days before anything happened, and it wasn't until I made an infusion of the shepherd's purse instead of just drinking it as a tea that my period stopped completely. So I would recommend to anyone to look into shepherd's purse if the molasses doesn't work right away. (there's lot's of info if you google it)

Replied by Kitti
Sterling, Tx
What dosage of shepard purse did you take and how many times a day?
Replied by Carol
[YEA]   It is the shepherd purse that I use to stop my bleeding.

Cayenne   6  0   

Posted by Celestine (Reading, UK) on 09/03/2014

[YEA]  Oh Wow! Finally have found something that stops the extremely heavy bleeding.I have always had heavy periods but in the last 15 years they have got crazy. It's been like a tap. I have been diagnosed with mild endometriosis and small fibroids. In my most recent laparoscopy and hysteroscopy they said apart from those things everything looks OK.

Over the years I have tried tranhexamic acid, mefanamic acid, mirena coil, norethisterone, bcp, and the bleeding had just got worse. Flooding at night and day and not being able to leave the house. My last hospital visit I was told again that hysterectomy is the only choice now. But I have been experimenting with some natural methods. I tried yarrow and shepherd's purse. Some mild improvements but when day 2 of the period came - flooding again.

I came on Earth Clinic and decided to to try black strap molasses and apple cider vinegar. I took them every day for a whole month (both organic and good brands) and then the period came. I was so hopeful but they did not work for me.

Then I saw the cayenne thing. It was worth a try. I just used the tub of cayenne I had in my kitchen cupboard. I took a teaspoon dissolved in warm water with some honey and drank it. OMG - the change was DRAMATIC. Last night I did not need to change my protection in the night - when usually I would change it 3 or 4 times. Today I went out and bought some more cayenne. This is a miracle for me. I am taking it every four hours. I have read up on the internet some articles say that it is a vasodilator - opens up the arteries to allow blood flow - which is kind of not what you would think you want. But other articles say it just 'balances' the blood flow in different parts of the body. This site is so great because it shows what has worked for different people. For some it's ACV and BSM but for me it's cayenne. Unbelievable. My whole world has changed. Thank you everyone on Earth Clinic

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 12/15/2013

[YEA]  While we're on the gyno subject, someone said cayenne will stop bleeding during your period. I took some last night and my period which is usually heavy was much lighter. I happened to have taken the cayenne with cinnamon, which is said to have the opposite effect, so that may be why I had any, as opposed to no, bleeding during the night. If your periods are heavy absolutely give it a try. Just not together like I did.

God bless! Pray for Ted that the captors hear his case, take our side, and release him!!!

Posted by Cat (Ireland) on 05/18/2013

[YEA]  I have taking cayenne for one month, one capsule daily. I'm 42 and this period that I am having this week is the 'best' EVER. I have suffered from clots, pains, cramps, flooding ALWAYS... 7 days straight.. Using nearly a pack of towels each day.. This month... Not much pain, , no clots, three/four pads daily... BEST OF all no flooding.. This is a miracle. Try for one month.. Noting to loose.. Best taken with water. Might experience little heartburn... Fantastic.. Can see other benefits emerging too. GOOD LUCK.

Replied by Anon
Hi. That's brilliant, I wonder if it's the vitamin A and C in it that's helping? Or maybe it has vitamin K too. Great news anyway, thanks for posting x

Posted by Nicole (Melbourne, Australia) on 01/23/2013

Hi there, I have just started to use cayenne pepper for my heavy bleeding but I'm only taking a small dose maybe 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a glass of water once or twice a day, I haven't seen much difference but I know that it's good for menstrual cramps and bleeding but can it also be good for fibroids or endometriosis or polycystic ovaries? I'm worried I may have fibroids and they aren't showing up on the ultrasound and maybe cayenne pepper can help with the bleeding but not get down to the actual problem. Hope to hear back from someone and thanks earth clinic for all your help.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Nicole, read up on Blackstrap Molasses for your situation.

Posted by Olivia (Evansville, In) on 04/19/2011

Are there any ladies out there who have had any experience with bad mensis (menstruation) taking cayenne on a consistent daily basis? For example, bad cramping or excessive bleeding? Thank you for comments.

Posted by Isabel (Tampa, Fl USA) on 03/04/2009

[YEA]  Cayenne Pepper for heavy periods: Take 2 capsules of cayenne peper when you have heavy periods wait one hour and take 2 pills of cayenne pepper wait one hour to see how you are doing, if still heavy take 2 if you are doing better don't take the third dose because you period will disappear and you won't see it until next month, I have done it several times and never failed, I used 40.000 Hu and 100.000 Hu and I always got good results.

Posted by Victoria (Charleston, West Virginia) on 11/26/2008

[YEA]  I was on the depo shot for a while and it messed me up bad, I was having my periods for 6 months straight no days off, then it went to having them every 2 weeks after i stopped and no doctor could help me, so my aunt told me to try Cayenne Pepper because she does the whole herb thing, and it worked...it completly stopped my period and after I took it 4 days later I got pregnant which was what I wanted because I couldnt stay off my period long enough to get pregnant...I love that stuff now it stopped it within 2 days.

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Posted by Samantha (Portland, Oregon) on 10/17/2007

[YEA]  I found cayenne a great cure for pretty much everything some time ago. It wasnt long ago that I came down with a bad sinus infection, cough, and fatigue. I decided to boil water on the stove, and add cayenne(open 3 capsules and pour them in), crushed garlic(4 cloves),half an onion, and grated ginger. THIS COMBINATION IS AMAZING. It is SO powerful. The most vital ingredients are the cayenne and garlic, but the onion and ginger are also very helpful. Make sure and boil everything until the onion is mushy, and the garlic is too. Keep a lid on, but every so often inhale the steam from the boiling remedy.. very soothing! Pour it into a glass and drink the whole thing. It is very potent, so what I do is add honey to it and it really tastes like liquid food- like a soup base or something.

Another remedy that I use is cayenne tea- just put a tea bag of your favorite tea in boiling water, and add a capsule of cayenne & some honey. Since I have been using cayenne in tea, and orally, and drinking the onion ginger garlic tincture, I rarely get sick.. and when I do, I can kick it within 3 days maximum. Cayenne is also extremely helpful for menstrual cramps.

Chasteberry   1  0   

Posted by Lucecita (Queens Ny) on 05/01/2014

[YEA]  After reading a post here in EC about Vitex helping with PCOS I decided to give it a try. and I am so glad I did after 4 months of heavy bleeding my GYN wanted to do another D&C. Chasteberry (Vitex) completely stop the bleeding in just 3 days.

Ladys if you have any reproductives issues, (heavy menstrual bleeding, Hormone imbalance etc PCOS ) Please try Chasteberry, is a God sent remedy for heavy bleeding and hormone imbalance. I started taking it 04/25/14 and by 04/28/14 there was not bleeding whatsoever. I am taking Chasteberry (vitex) 3 pills a day with my meals for 12 weeks and after that I will only have to take 1 pill a day. I am following the bottle instructions.

I hope this can help someone with the same problem. I continue taking my ACV, BSM and also added SAGE tea to my daily protocol.

Best of luck


Cinnamon   1  0   

Posted by Mountain Mom (Polson, Montana) on 07/07/2013

[YEA]  In response to:

08/24/2008: Michelle from Round Rock, Tx: "I had not had my period in a matter of months. I thought it was because I had gained some weight and I tend to miss or skip when I lose weight or gain. Well About 3 weeks ago I got what I thought was my normal period... this time it isn't. I haven't stopped bleeding, not even slowed down. I've gotten large clots as well. I'm kind of scared about it because I'm feeling weak and tired as well as sick and tired of it. I cant do anything."

Cinnamon works. After reading about the cinnamon tea here, I decided to give it a try for my extremely heavy and prolonged bleeding. After having an entire day of heavy flooding, I tried 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in my coffee and kept stirring it as I drank it down. Within the hour, the flooding completely stopped and my period became very light. I also felt a boost of energy.

Later that evening when things picked up again and got heavy, I took 2 cinnamon capsules I had on hand and got the same response, the bleeding went lighter. Cinnamon also took away my painful cramps. I could not believe it.

The next day, I tried it again and to my surprise it worked. I continued cinnamon the next two days and my period came to an end much sooner. I would say, don't overdo it however. If you research it, cinnamon can also be known to bring on bleeding for those seeking to start their periods. I stick with 1/2 a tsp in the morning, and 1/2 tsp at early evening and that seems to work fine. You will have to find your personal balance.

If you are experiencing heavy flow and it's going on too long, and seems not normal for you, then please do get this checked out and make sure it's just hormonal. And please make sure you do not get anemic. I let it go so long, I almost lost my life and had to have multiple transfusions. I went through all kinds of testing, ultrasound, ct scan, biopsy to make sure I didn't have anything going on. When I got the all clear, I went right for the natural treatment. It's worth the peace of mind to make sure and, when you know what you are dealing with, you can go at it with a treatment. Peace!

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