Menstruation, also known as a period is the regular discharge of blood and mucosal tissues from the inner lining of uterus through the vagina. A number of problems with menstruation may occur.
A lack of periods, known as amenorrhea, is when periods do not occur by age 15 or have not occurred in 90 days. Other problems include painful periods and abnormal bleeding such as heavy bleeding or less bleeding. An irregular period is a common problem among women. Irregular periods are characterized by variations in the time between each of your periods, the number of days that your periods last, and abnormal blood loss (whether less or more than usual) during a period.
On the other hand, Menstrual cramps are due to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation. Cramping can cause a dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen, and radiate pain to the lower back and thighs. Cramps generally subside after the first two to three days of the period. Some women feel cramps just before the onset of their cycle, too.
To ease the pain and discomfort, there are several over-the-counter medicines. However, some simple and natural home remedies can be equally effective and relieve symptoms faster :-
- CAROM SEEDS AND JAGGERY :
Carom seeds (Ajawin) is very useful ingredient for many health and medicinal purposes. Ajwain water is an effective ayurvedic marvel against many diseases and disorders. Carom seeds water is useful in cleansing of stomach and uterus. And when it comes to irregular periods, menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding or other period related problems, Carom seeds comes as a magical ingredient.
All you need is :
- Water 2 cups
- carom seeds (ajwain) 2 tsp
- jaggery (gud) as per taste
In a deep pan, put water and carom seeds and let the water come to a boil. once it comes to boil, simmer the gas and let it cook on simmer heat till the water reduced to half of the quantity (1 cup). Now add some jaggery to it and cook for some time or till all the jaggery dissolves completely in water. Strain out the water.
- Consume this decoction, for 3 regular days beginning from the first day of your period followed by next 2 days.
- Consume it twice a day in the morning and in evening.
- So one has to take a total of 6 doses of this decoction , in a month.
- Keep following it, for the next few months.
- This remedy is very helpful in all period related problems like irregular periods, menstrual cramps or delay in periods etc.
- If you are not comfortable consuming this decoction while your periods, you can consume it for 3 days before the beginning of your your periods.
- CAROM SEEDS POWDER :
Another helpful remedy using carom seeds for irregular periods and menstrual cramp is carom seeds powder. All you have to do is :
Take carom seeds and clean them to remove any dust or impurities. Using a mortar pestle or grinder, grind carom seeds to make a fine powder out of it. store this powder in an air tight jar.
- You can consume this carom seeds powder in place of the above decoction as it is equally beneficial.
- Take 6 doses a month, same as above.
- One has to consume this powder 2 times a day (morning & evening) with a glass of normal or luke warm water.