A normal menstrual cycle in females is required to maintain the health and wellbeing in females especially of the reproductive age group. However it may affect pre pubertal and menopausal women also in which case there is always an in growing pathology.
About Menstrual Cycle
Menstrual cycle is a process in which there is periodic loss of blood every 28 -35 days from the uterus due to the expulsion of the inner lining of the uterus known as the endometrium. This is a normal process that sets off at puberty in females and continues until menopause in the mid-40s and 50s.
Diet, lifestyle, sleep patterns and health issues that affect our body also affect the menstrual cycle. As a result, the amount of blood loss per month also varies.
Normally, the blood lost during menses amounts to approximately 30 -40 ml per cycle. When due to some reason this blood loss increases and reaches up to 60 -80 ml, heavy bleeding occurs. The condition is known as menorrhagia.
Causes of Excessive Menses
There are many factors that determine the amount of blood lost during menstruation, some of these are hormonal imbalances, emotional upset, trauma, uterine fibroids, intrauterine contraceptive devices, blood clotting disorders, pelvic inflammatory disease, many cancers etc.
The interesting thing to note about all these factors is that most of them can be effectively managed by following a set diet routine and herbal supplements that regularize periods and establish hormonal balance.
Symptoms of Heavy Bleeding
- Abnormal and excessive blood loss from the vagina
- Abdominal cramps
- Generalized body ache and malaise
- Prolonged and excessive bleeding
- Symptoms of Anemia
- Shortness of breath etc.
Herbal Remedies for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Female Health Support, Pradrantak Churna & Naari Kalyan Churna for excessive menstrual bleeding. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
It is an herbal blend of three herbs that are nature's boon to mankind. The names of these herbs are Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). The bark of the first two herbs and the root of asparagus are combined into pure herbal vegetable capsules for the treatment of many female disorders including menorrhagia or excessive menses.
Arjuna is a great natural hemostatic agent that effectively controls bleeding from any site in the body. It helps in providing sustained symptomatic relief by reducing the amount of blood lost during menses. Shatavari is the best female rejuvenating herb that naturally strengthens the uterus and the female reproductive system as a whole.
Lodhra is a great uterine relaxant that relieves cramping and reduces patient's agony. It also reduces bleeding in heavy periods and regulates the hormonal control.
Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.
It is another herbal combination that is inspired by a classical ayurvedic preparation that works for all kinds of excessive secretory problems associated with the uterus i.e. Pushyanug Churna. It is again a combination of Udumbar (Ficus glomerata), Ashoka (Saraca asoca), Lodhra and Arjuna.
All these herbs especially Asoka and Udumbar have marvelous blood clotting properties which help in effectively reducing blood loss from the uterine lining by helping in vasoconstriction of the blood vessels supplying the uterus. Ashoka is known to benefit in all kinds of female disorders and its significance dates back to the mythological era of Mahabharata where it cured goddess Sita of her menstrual vows as she sat under the Ashoka trees.
Dosage : 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily, with water or iced tea or flavoured juice, after meals. Can be taken for long term use without any side effects.
It is an effective herbal remedy that has four fabulous herbs with unique rejuvenating properties. It contains a mixture of Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri) and Jatamansi (Nordostachys jatamansi). This formulation affects the female health on a mental level. It can be given on a regular basis to depressed and anxious females who are also having problems with hormonal imbalance.
Jatamansi, Brahmi and Ashwagandha are great mind relaxants that help the female to cope with her health in a better way. These improve the nervous control affecting the reproductive organs in females and strengthen it for a better approach towards all kinds of health issues. In the struggle to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives, urban females face a lot of stress which indirectly affects their reproductive cycles as well. Naari kalyan churna is a good herbal supplement to help women of today deal with grueling conditions at work and at home in a better way.
Dosage : 1-2 teaspoonful, twice daily after meals.
These are a few but one of the best herbal supplements that can help females to exercise better control over their menstrual flow without the use of harmful medicines that cause more harm than benefit.