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Best Home Remedies For Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Those days of month are the bit irritating or disturbing. Yes we are talking about the menstrual cycle. Moreover irregularity of menstrual cycle make the females more anxious. Irregular periods have become the common problem of females these days. Normally menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days. In normal conditions women have 11- 13 periods in a year whereas in oligomenorrhea, she may have six or seven periods yearly.

Irregular menstrual cycles are characterized by variation in number of days than our last periods or abnormal blood loss.

There are various factors which are responsible for irregular menstrual cycles like hormonal imbalance, eating disorders, significant weight loss or gain, anemia, thyroid disorders, menopause, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine abnormalities, recent birth or miscarriage, stress and many other health complications.

Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine and use of certain medications like birth control pills are also known to be a significant cause for the menstrual irregularities.

Sometimes we don’t even have the idea that some health issues can be resolved at home too. Your kitchen is a treasure of wonderful home remedies.

So along with eating the delicious food you can also manage the health issues from your kitchen. Various eatable items available in your kitchen are also packed with the therapeutic properties.

Home Remedies for Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Ginger:

Ginger is known to be an effective home remedy to manage the irregular menstrual cycles. It helps to provide the relief in pain. It is good to manage the delayed or restricted periods.

How to consume:

  • Boil a one to half teaspoon of freshly cut ginger in a cup of water for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add sugar in it.
  • Drink it three times in a day after meals.
  • Do it regularly for one month or more for better results.

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is considered as the useful remedy to regulate the menstrual cycles. It helps to reduce the menstrual cramps. Hydroxychalcone-biochemical present in the cinnamon helps to regulate the menstrual cycle in females.

How to consume:

  • Add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder into a glass of warm milk. Drink it every day for several weeks.
  • Alternatively you can also drink cinnamon tea. You can also chew cinnamon sticks or sprinkle cinnamon on food.

Sesame Seeds and Jaggery:

Sesame seeds are quite good in regulating menstrual cycles as they help to balance hormones. These are packed with lignans (chemical compound) that help bind to excess hormones. In addition to this, Sesame seeds also contain essential fatty acids which promote the maximal hormone production. Jaggery due to its warming effects, also helps to regulate menstrual cycles.

How to consume

  • Roast a handful of sesame seeds.
  • Grind them with one teaspoon of jaggery into a fine powder.
  • Consume  one teaspoon of this powder everyday  on an empty stomach in the second half of  menstrual cycle (two weeks before your period starts), for a few months.
  • Simply eating a piece of jaggery is also good to regulate menstrual cycles.

Note: Avoid this remedy during periods.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera helps to regulate the hormones hence quite good to manage the menstrual irregularities.

How to consume

  • Extract fresh aloe vera gel and mix in one teaspoon of honey.
  • Consume it every day before having breakfast.
  • For best results follow this remedy for around three months.

Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods.

home remedies for Irregular Periods

Unripe Papaya:

Green, unripe papaya is known as the effective home remedy for irregular menstrual cycles. It acts as a potent emmenagogue which helps to stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation. It is quite good to regulate the irregular periods which are associated with stress and menopause.

How to consume

  • Consume unripe papaya fruit daily for a few months.
  • Alternatively you can grate the unripe papaya fruit and make a dough. You can consume it as chapatti or prantha.

Note: Do not consume it during your periods.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is a spice used in the Indian Kitchens and loaded with therapeutic properties. It is having warm and emmenagogue properties helps in the stimulation of menstrual flow. Moreover antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric quite good to relieve pain in menstruation.

How to consume:

Consume ½ teaspoon of turmeric in the milk along with honey or jaggery. Consume it daily for several weeks for best results.

Coriander seeds:

Coriander seeds also help in the stimulation of menstrual cycles.

How to consume:

  • Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds in two cups of water. Boil it until the water reduces to one cup.
  • Strain the coriander seeds from the liquid.
  • Drink it three times every day for a few days before your period.
  • Do it regularly for a few months.

Fenugreek:

Fenugreek is also considered as a good home remedy to resolve the menstrual irregularities.

How to consume

  • Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  • Strain water and drink it daily for several weeks. You can also chew the fenugreek seeds.

Carrot juice:

Carrot is good source of iron, thus an effective remedy for irregular menstrual periods. It has been found that raw carrots also help to boost up the hormonal function.

How to consume:

Make fresh carrot juice and drink it daily for three months.

Mint:

Dried mint in combination with honey is an effective home remedy for irregular menstrual cycles.

How to consume

  • Consume one teaspoon of dried mint powder with one teaspoon of honey.
  • Do it three times every day  for several weeks

Methods of Diagnosis in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is science of life which is composed of two sanskrit words (“ayur = life and “veda” = knowledge or science). It is a natural healing system which has been originated around 5000 years ago in the Vedic culture of India.

In Ayurveda it is believed that good health depends on an appropriate balance between body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda works on this concept that use of herbs, a balanced diet and a good life style can cure ailments.

Concept of Ayurveda

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According to Ayurveda, everything in the universe either it is living or non living is connected with each other. Good health can be achieved when body, mind and spirit are in equilibrium with universe. Disruption of this equilibrium leads to poor health.

Every individual is having five basic elements as in the universe-

  • Space
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth

These elements combine in the body and form the three energies called as doshas. These three energies are responsible to maintain the physical and mental health. Three energies are vata (wind), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth+ water). These energies are important to maintain the good health. Imbalance of any of three energies results in the health complications.

वायु: पित्तं कफश्चेति त्रयो दोषा: समासत: विकृताऽविकृता देहं घ्नन्ति ते वर्त्तयन्ति

The above vedic text explains that vata (vayu), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth) are the three doshas in the body. Appropriate balance of three doshas leads to the health whereas imbalance in tridoshas is responsible for diseases.

Methods of diagnosis in Ayurveda

ayurveda diginosis

Diagnosis is very important aspect of Ayurvedic treatment. Diagnosis means to find out the basic cause of a disease (Nidan). Without the proper diagnosis it is difficult to suggest medicine and cure the diseases.

Causative factors of diseases may be improper eating habits, life style and various other activities. In Ayurveda, treatment is done according to constitution of an individual.

Two Main methods of Diagnosis in Ayurveda:

  • Rog Pariksha ( Diagnosis of a disease)
  • Rogi Pariksha ( Examination of a patient)
  • Rog Pariksha ( Diagnosis of a disease)

It has been mentioned in Charak Samhita  vimaan sthan chapter 4.

Three ayurvedic diagnostic methods are applied for diagnosis of disease :

  • Aaptoupdesh(As is advised by ancient sages)
  • Pratyaksh(Direct observation)
  • Anumaan(Guess worke.g. to know digestive power of patient)
  • Rogi Pariksha ( Examination of a patient) –It is done by three methods of diagnosis in Ayurveda:

!)Tri-fold examination of a patient was given by Maharshi Vagbhata (the author of text book of Ashtanghridayam)

  • Observation (Darshan).
  • Touch, palpation and percussion(Sparshan)
  • Questioning (Prashan).

2) TENFOLD EXAMINATION (DASHVIDHA PAREKSHA) – Tenfold examination was given byAcharya Charaka in Charak Samhita  vimaan sthan chapter 8

Ten-fold examination of a patient has following 10 methods:

  • Prakriti (Body type/ Body constitution)
  • Vikriti (illness)
  • Sara(Outlook of patient)
  • Samhanan, (Type of food consumption like vegetarian and non –vegetarian)
  • Satva (Mental strength of patient)
  • Satmya (What suits to patient)
  • Aaharshakti (Food intake)
  • Vyayam-shakti( Physical fitness )
  • Vaya (Age)

Pramana( The quantitative measures) for examining a patient. Abnormalities related to the Structure and functions of body are observed.

3) EIGHTFOLD EXAMINATION (ASTHAVIDHA) – Eightfold examination as the name suggests that there are eight methods for the diagnosis. These types are more practical and useful.  It helps to get on quick diagnosis of an OPD patient. The Eight-fold examination of a patient has given by Yogratnakara

methods of ayurveda

In above Ayurvedic text it is explained that there are eight things (nadi -pulse, mala- feces, mutra- urine, jihva – tongue, shabda – hoarseness of voice, sparsha – touch, drik – examination of eyes, akruti – shape of body) which are to be examined by ayurvedic physician for making proper diagnosis of a disease.

pulse diagnosis in Ayurveda

  • Pulse examination (Nadi preekshan) – In this examination strength, rhythm and speed of pulse are observed to make a diagnosis.
  • If pulse is felt irregular (missing at intervals) or moving fast it can be compared to moving like a snake (sarpavat) that means vata is dominant in that pulse.
  • If pulse is having good volume with a throb and it can be compared to jumping frog (mandookvat) then pitta is dominant in that pulse.
  • If pulse is heavy or slow and its movement is like moving swan (hansvat) then kapha is dominant in that pulse.
  • Urine examination (Mootra preeksha) – Color and turbidity of urine is observed by naked eyes.
  • Fecal examination (Mala preeksha) –Examination of fecal matter is also done by naked eyes in order to see blood in stool and its floating nature (jalnimajan preeksha).
  • Tongue observation (Jivha preekshan) – Tongue of patient is examined for any discoloration, ulcers and white coating.
  • Examination of the voice and speech of pateint (Swar preekshan) – Hoarseness of voice is observed.
  • Skin and touch examination (Sparash preekshan) – Temperature of body, color and texture of skin is observed by Sparash preeksha.
  • Observation of eyes (Netra preekshan) – Color of iris, sclera and conjunctiva is observed.