Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
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Natural Remedies for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Reddy (Baltimore, Maryland) on 09/21/2012

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

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/02/2012

Oh yes, Lisa, thanks a lot! I had also heard long ago, that sage tea was helpful, but just remembered that now. Thanks.

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Heather (Leicester) on 09/01/2012

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!

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 09/01/2012

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

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/01/2012

Colleen, do you know a tea or remedy that might aid in becoming pregnant?

Red Raspberry Tea
Posted by Colleen (Loveland, Co) on 09/01/2012
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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.

Beets in Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cathy (Biloxi, Ms) on 08/03/2012
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I have heavy menstrual cycles. In fact, I have been on BCP since I was 17 to slow my flow. This past year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. Could it have been the BCP? Who knows. Since then, I have eliminated possible causes from my diet and lifestyle. After reading a post from this site about ACV, I thought I would give it a try. Low and behold, it worked!!!

Here's my simple recipe:

1 can Beets; pour out half the liquid and replace it with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar; store in a mason jar in the refrigerator.

At the beginning of my cycle, I eat two-four beets per day for first three days. No more problems.

Cod Liver Oil
Posted by Tina (Houston, USA) on 06/03/2012
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Few things that helped resolved my menstrual issues:

Raw foods during your period will cut down length of the cycle, and will give you lighter bleeding.

Good quality Cod liver oil, all month long, but increased quantities during period, will CONSIDERABLY reduce bleeding.

Daily exercise or walking briskly.

Good luck!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Heather (Leicester) on 04/14/2012

Interestingly I just had my hair analysis test result back. I am deficient in vitamins a, b3 and e and beta carotene and deficient in minerals magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and vanadium. I also have high toxicity rate. Thanks for any advice x

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Heather (Leicester, Uk ) on 03/31/2012
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Hello, this is my first post. Thank you for your site and all the genuine advice, I love it xx I found this site when I was desperate to find a natural solution to my extremely heavy periods, ie. Flooding etc. This has gone on for 10 years. In my ignorance and embarrassment I accepted this as part of growing older I am now 45. It came to a head this summer when I felt ill and after a blood test I was told I was severely anemic 7.8, so doc prescribed iron sulphate for 2 months and then iron level back up to 10.8. Doctor prescribed transemic acid which my sister told me she and lots of her friends have been taking for years but I didn't want to take this as I am already on asthma medication and medication for allergen rhinitis.

Doctor sent me for a scan this showed extremely thick uterine wall and small fibroids and poss small cyst then they started to heavily push the mirena coil a type of hormone release internal mechanism which is implanted. I refused and was disappointed that my hormone imbalance was not being treated. I did notice that when I was taking the iron sulphate and not drinking coffee or having a glass of wine in the evenings then menstruation improved! But after I resumed old habits heavy menstruation became the norm.

So is this imbalance due to a liver problem? The liver coping with caffeine and alcohol breakdown and not processing hormones correctly? Anyway when I found your site I decided to take I the ACV morn and night in water (2 table spoons) and 1 teaspoon of organic black strap molasses morning and night and during the day possible around lunchtime and 1 other occasion if bleeding heavy. So I am happy to report that this worked amazingly well for me. Thankyou so much this is a life transformer and I am responding in the hope that in turn I can help someone else. If anyone else has any comments or tips on hormone imbalance then I would appreciate them. My sister who also had this imbalance is recovering from breast cancer and has had her ovaries removed.

Eliminate Soy
Posted by Anne (Chicago, Il) on 02/16/2012
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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!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Malu (Singapore) on 02/03/2012

Hi, Even I had over bleeding problem. I tried this remedy and working over bleeding.

Try out:

Wash hibiscus flowers well and remove the petals separately.

Heat a pan and boil milk and petals. Let it boil nicely until milk gets a pale lavender colour.

Add sugar and Filter it and drink hot or cold.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Barkkha (Dubai) on 02/01/2012

Further to my previous post I wish to tell my experience of my second menses after starting ACV and BSM. I was on the pill stopped the pill and after three days I got my menses which after years WERE NORMAL, NO HEAVY BLEEDING, NO BLOOD CLOTS and finally after four days I stopped bleeding and it's two weeks since and I did not need to take primolut to stop the bleeding. I am still in an unbelievable state for I have been bleeding since months, so ACV works for me, I now have 2 tsp everyday.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses, Flaxseed Oil
Posted by Barkha (Dubai, Uae) on 01/11/2012
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Hi I have a fibroid 2.2 in my uterus as well as polyps and endo thick wall since last two years I was bleeding heavily for around 10 days five months back this worsened and my periods would not stop. The doctor did a D&C on me in August and there was no malignant issue after five weeks of D&C. I got my menses which did not stop I was again bleeding heavily and getting big clots. The doctor put me on primolut N to regulate. When I stopped after 20 days I got my menses and I was back again to heavy bleeding. Again the doctor asked me to take primolut. Two weeks back I came across this website and immediately went and bought ACV and soda bicarb and also unsulphured molasses and started having this along with primolut. When I stopped the pill and got my menses the first day was okay but the second day was the worst of my life I had HUGE clot of blood almost the length and breadth of my pad and when I went to the toilet it fell off on the potty I was scared seeing the size of that... But after that I felt as if my body has settled down I had no more clots but as always the bleeding did not stop until even the 6th day and I was told to take primolut again...

Can Ted or anyone tell me why this happened? I have been religiously having ACV twice a day and molasses once or twice a day but still am bleeding, can ACV and primolut be taken together? Thanks so much in advance for any response- appreciate it."

Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
Posted by Noel (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) on 01/02/2012
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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)

Wild Yam
Posted by Faith (Forest Park, Ohio) on 12/27/2011

Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Laura (Queens, Ny) on 12/12/2011

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.

Wild Yam
Posted by Isabel (Tampa, Fl) on 12/10/2011

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

Wild Yam
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!

Wild Yam
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...

Coconut Water, Cayenne
Posted by Cece (Elmont, New York) on 10/11/2011
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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.

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/13/2011

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!

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

Cod Liver Oil
Posted by Katherine (Seattle, Wa) on 08/16/2011
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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.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Mb (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) on 04/25/2011

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.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Rain (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/20/2011

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.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Woman101 (Ireland) on 03/20/2011

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!

Moon Cycle
Posted by Sp (Gc, Ci) on 03/14/2011

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.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 03/14/2011

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===

Moon Cycle
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa Usa) on 03/13/2011

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.

The moon:

  • 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.

Moon Cycle
Posted by M (Nyc, Ny) on 03/13/2011

Your menstual cycle is based on your hormones... not the moon.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Robin (Rural, Va) on 03/13/2011

Yes.. exactly one week late! I have been running 28 days like clockwork.

Moon Cycle
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa Usa) on 03/13/2011

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!

Omega 3
Posted by Vania (Clarksville, Tn) on 02/18/2011
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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.

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