Natural Remedies for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) is a discouraging problem that affects many women. In addition to the inconvenience it causes, month after month of heavy periods can cause anemia. However, natural remedies like apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses and dietary changes can often reduce the heavy menstrual flow and improve overall health.

Natural Remedies for Heavy Periods

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper powder helps to stop bleeding. Interestingly, it can also increase circulation. This seeming contradiction is explained by the fact that cayenne pepper restores balance. For acute bleeding, 3/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper can be added to a glass of grape juice. Consuming the juice and cayenne pepper with a straw will keep from getting cayenne pepper on the lips, which can burn. Cayenne pepper capsules can be taken. These are often combined with ginger to reduce the “shock effect” to the stomach when the capsule dissolves and releases cayenne pepper to an unexpected fire.

Shepherd’s Purse

The herb shepherd’s purse can be used to reduce bleeding. Tinctures work the fastest. When the bleeding is heavy, take 1 dropperful (1/4 teaspoon) shepherd’s purse in 1 tablespoon of water. Repeat the dose after 30 minutes if needed. Then take another dose every few hours until the bleeding has slowed down. For even faster results, hold 1 dropperful in the mouth without diluting it in water. It will immediately begin absorbing into the bloodstream and doing its work.

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List of Remedies for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding