Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Home Remedies

Last Modified on Jan 27, 2015

Red Raspberry Tea   5  0   

Posted by Michelle (Joplin, MO) on 07/17/2007

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Leslie (Frankfort, KY) on 09/03/2005

[YEA]  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.

Replied by Minni
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.

Rhodiola   1  0   

Posted by Barbara (Ireland) on 08/05/2014

[YEA]  I use Rhodiola Complex for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and although it's been only 1 month the difference it has made is incredible. Rhodiola root extract 62.5mg/250mg of root. Also includes kelp, spinach and minerals. Take 1 capsule 10 days before period every day.

Supplements   1  0   

Posted by Vi (Saskatoon, Canada) on 06/01/2009

[YEA]  PMS/Menstruation/Migraines:

I decided to try a new vitamin and supplement regime to get myself off of a very expensive migraine medication that I needed without fail on a monthly basis! However I've been surprised at the changes that went beyond just no migraines. I felt happy, no bloating, lots of energy, and once my period started, I didn't have the awful lower back pain (I actually cleaned the car and ran errands on the first day), and NO MIGRAINES! If you can believe it I didn't even need an Advil. I'm kind of amazed at this because I don't have a great diet, and don't get as much exercise as I should. Unfortunately it's hard to tell what exactly is doing the trick, but from research on this site and others I've started taking:
*SAMe - S-adenosylmethionine - 12 days before - noticeable improvement in mood
*Vitamin B6 - start 12 days before
*Vitamin B complex - daily
*probiotic - daily
* Vit E - daily
*Mg - daily
*Calcium - daily - at night - to help with sleep, and interferes with absorption of other vitamins
* 1 tbsp flax oil, split over 1.5 tsp am and pm or I feel nauseous
* Salmon oil - daily
* 2 tbs apple cider vinegar - one am and one pm - so far only the common brand but will try organic next time
* garlic tablets (improves circulation)

I've also been taking melatonin, starting 12 days before, but I suspect that it's actually making my sleep worse, though some sites say it can help with migraines.

Tomato Juice   1  0   

Posted by Anna (Corona, CA)

[YEA]  Drink 1 or 2 glasses of tomato juice, especially V-8, every day. You'll see significant improvement in your flow, and fewer cramps in your next period!

Tums   1  0   

Posted by Tina (Greenville, SC) on 11/21/2005

[YEA]  I began taking tums as a calcium supplement; to help flatten my mid section. I take 3 tums a day/ 900mg. after two weeks of taking the tums; it was time for for my menstrual cycle. I noticed that my flow had gone from absorbing one tampon every 2hrs.(give or take 15mins.) to every 3hrs. The next month my period continued to flow every 3 to 4hrs. for 3 days. I also take ortho novum birth control pills. (however, this change in my cycle took place when I began to take tums in addition to the bc pills. So tums may be of help to you. I still take them... Faith, for a light menstrual cycle is helpful too.

Turmeric   2  0   

Posted by Paolo (Bloomington, In, USA) on 12/15/2012

[YEA]  My fiance has been struggling with this issue and as a former health food store owner I like to dabble at natural remedies. We'd tried arnica and protein enzymes with limited success and even tried being intimate which helps mildly. But what have we found helped the most was taking turmeric as a supplement in pill form.

I had also read that Blackstrap Molasses works well as well as black tea so I mixed the Blackstrap Molasses in with some chai tea (tasted like a ginger cookie :0) and had her drink down the turmeric pill with the tea. In less than half and hour she was dressed and ready for the day when previously she had been bedridden. IMHO it was the turmeric that did most of the trick. I'd never seen such a turnaround in all our relationship. I so glad as she relied on over the counter pain relievers before which are not all that good for you. Thank God/Goddess for a healthy alternative which actually works.

Replied by Sunny
South Gate, Ca

Posted by Priya (Detroit, Mi) on 09/13/2011

[YEA]  hi everybody,

Turmeric (humble and wonder herb)- I usually have lot of pain during that time of the month and I have just started drinking turmeric tea, and I have noticed I didn't have to take pain meds which I usually do. This time I had very minimal pain, so I would recommend this wonder herb to anybody who has any kind of inflammation/pain.Now I drink it regularly on daily basis.

It does work, better than any medications.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi, I don't have periods anymore, painful or otherwise but out of curiosity, how do you make Turmeric tea? I bought a bag in the pharmacy, thinking that it would be the root, leaves or something but it was the yellow powder. Now I use it in the kitchen because I wasn't sure whether I should just dilute the powder in the water!

Vinegar or Baking Soda   1  0   

Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia) on 02/23/2009

[YEA]  Menstruation odor cure for women. Many people use the Vinegar cure for underarm body odor which works well. You can also spray a little vinegar on your pantie liners or pads for a natural feminine deodorant. Just get a little spray bottle, and spray a little vinegar on the pads and let dry, no more odor. For the heavier day's you can dust with a little baking soda as well for double the protection. You can pre-spray your change of pads in advance to take to work as well. It sure is nice to have the confidence when you work around people like I do and not worrying about the odor, Peace, Rena.

Vitamin C   1  0   

Posted by MARTHA (LAREDO, TEXAS) on 08/06/2007

[YEA]  I was having a very heavy menstrual period, I was miserable I could not go out any where this was my second month and the only thing the nurse from my doctor's office recommended was to rest. My doctor said I was a candidate for a D&C if my period would continue the same. I was recommended to use vitamin c 1 to 2 1000mg pills a day. I was on my 3rd day of heavy torment and I took 2 1000mg vitamin c this made my heavy flow to ease up and I continued my regular menstrual period the next two days. I was recommended to use vitamin c 1000mg one week before my period one to two pills a day and take it all thru the last day of the menstrual period. This really works I am back to normal and happy to share this with other women who are suffering what I did.

Vitamin E   1  0   

Posted by Sandy (In the sticks, Nevada) on 11/24/2007

[YEA]  Vitamin E has totally eliminated the breast pain I would get before my period, as well as the cramping I would get during my period. I take 400 IU once a day. The breast pain disappeared the first month I was taking this and the cramping disappeared the second month.

Walnut Bach Flower Remedy   1  0   

Posted by shaila (Kerala, India) on 01/13/2008

[YEA]  Walnut which is a Bach Flower remedy has invariably worked for any menstrual cycle related problem - from PMT, period pains, menopause. I have recommended it (sometimes along with other BFR) for any number of girls and women. It has not let them down even once. Please let more people know about this.

White Vinegar   0  0   

Posted by Tmnk001 (Johannesburg, Gauteng) on 03/25/2013

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi there, I took 4 teaspoons of White Vinegar on Friday when my periods was about to take place to stop them and also another 4 teaspoon on saturday, since then my periods never came. It's like I am skipping them for this month because this is the 4th week now of not having my periods. I am worried but others says it will come next month if I stop using a vinegar. So please help, is this true?

Wild Yam   0  0   

Posted by Serena (Palm Springs, Ca) on 12/07/2011


I have recently started using the birth control pill, and the first month, I got my period after only 19 days even though I was still on the hormone pills. It lasted for about 6 days, and by the time I started the sugar pills I had nothing... No spotting, no period. I am afraid that will happen again this month (I start the neck pack tomorrow, which will be day 1), and I really don't want to get my period, have spotting, or any breakthrough bleeding until its time.

I have heard that Yarrow tincture or Wild Yam tincture can help with this. I also read that Cayenne pepper and Vitamin C can also help. Has anyone had any success with any of these? Any other suggestions?

I am going out of tow. In 2 weeks and reallyyyyyy don't want to eat with any "surprises". Thanks in adavnce!

Replied by Isabel
Tampa, Fl
When my periods were very heavy I used one cayenne pill then I wait 2 hours and see if still was heavy then I took another pill, be carefully not to take it if you are doing OK, otherwise your period will dissapear until the next month, it happened to me several times the good thing is that cayenne will give you a lot of energy, I used 40.000 HU
Replied by Faith
Forest Park, Ohio
Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Serena (Palm Springs, Ca) on 12/04/2011

Does anyone have any experience with Wild Yam tincture? I saw online somewhere that's it's good for breakthrough bleeding for menopausal women... so I'm wondering if it can help with my breakthrough bleeding due to my body getting adjusted to birth control...

next page


DISCLAIMER: Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

Copyright © 2015 | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Search