Periods! It’s not something that women should be ashamed of. Every month our ovaries knock at our doors and remind that they are healthy. Periods are not a problem; if women don’t get their period or have an irregular menstrual cycle, you must consult a doctor. Before opting for medications, you may try some natural ways to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Different reasons affect your periods – you may be pregnant or may have some underlying disorder, or it might be a stressful lifestyle disturbing your hormones. If you skip your periods or your cycle is delayed more than usual, take the pregnancy test. If that is negative try some home remedies to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Don’t use any of the below home remedies before confirming your pregnancy status. It could be harmful to your health if you’re conceiving.
- What’s The Menstrual Cycle?
- 12 Ways To Regulate Menstrual Cycle
- Embrace Fitness With Yoga And Meditation
- Move Your Body
- Manage Your Weight
- Go Gingery
- Drink Aloe Vera Juice Daily
- Add Raw Papaya To Your Diet
- Gobble Up Some Laddoos
- Sip On Methi Seed Tonic
- Devour Some Pineapples
- The Miracle Drink – Jeera Water
- Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Daily
- Spice It Up With Cinnamon
What’s The Menstrual Cycle?
Menstruation or menstruation cycle is a series of hormonal changes a woman’s body goes through to prepare for the possible pregnancy. Every month one of the ovaries releases an egg (ovum), by a process called ovulation. At the same time, sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone prepare the uterus for egg implantation. If the egg is not fertilized, the lining of the uterus (corpus luteum) sheds through the vaginal opening. This is called period or menstruation.
The menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of the period to the first day of the next period. The ideal duration of the cycle is 28 days. However, this might not be the same for all women. Your next period might occur in 21-35 days and lasts for around 2-7 days.
Your menstrual cycle might be regular or somewhat irregular. You may experience pain-free periods or extreme menstrual cramps. Your period may be light or heavy. Yet all these circumstances are normal. Normal for you may be abnormal for others. Watch out for any unusual signs that may compromise your health.
Your periods are considered irregular if the duration of your cycle keeps changing every time or your next period come early or is delayed.
There are remedies you can try at home to get your cycle back on track. Here are a few easy ways to regulate menstrual cycle naturally.
12 Ways To Regulate Menstrual Cycle
Embrace Fitness With Yoga And Meditation
Physical and mental stressors cause a hormone imbalance that triggers irregularities in your periods. Yoga and meditation are the best practices you can follow to relieve stress and regulate hormone levels without medicines. Yoga also helps to soothe menstrual cramps naturally. Practice yoga for approx 40 minutes daily to get maximum health benefits.
Move Your Body
Regular exercise benefits your overall health, including your periods. Exercise helps your weight loss goals. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a major cause that cases irregularities in periods. Weight loss is a recommended treatment plan for PCOS. Aerobic exercises or light strength training can help a lot.
Manage Your Weight
Weight gain or loss may affect your period cycle. Underweight or overweight women are prone to irregular periods and heavy bleeding. Talk to your doctor to develop strategies to maintain a healthy weight. Go for a regular health checkup to estimate any underlying diseases that may cause sudden weight changes.
Ginger is the best home remedy for many health issues. It is useful to regulate the menstrual cycle. Including ginger supplements in your diet may reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps. It also helps to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Drink Aloe Vera Juice Daily
Aloe vera juice calms the adrenal glands, treats hormone imbalance and thereby regulates your periods. To get best results, extract fresh gel from aloe leaves. Mix one teaspoon of honey to 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel in a glass of water. Drink this juice daily before breakfast.
Note: Don’t drink this while you’re menstruating.
Add Raw Papaya To Your Diet
Papaya contains enzymes that help uterine muscles to contract and facilitate regular menstruation. Consuming raw papaya juice every morning for a few months is best to get a healthy period. Alternatively, eating ripe papayas can do the trick.
Gobble Up Some Laddoos
Insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels can lead to irregular periods. Eat laddoos made from jaggery and sesame seeds to regulate the menstrual cycle. Give up on sugar, and you’ll see the difference in a few months. Jaggery is an excellent alternative to sugar to add in your diet.
Sip On Methi Seed Tonic
Meethi seeds have good cleansing properties. They have a host of health benefits from treating hair fall to regulating your menstruation. How should you consume them? It’s easy. Soak methi seeds overnight. Boil the water and drink this mixture on an empty stomach. This will speed up your period and reduce menstrual pain.
Devour Some Pineapples
Similar to papaya, pineapples also contains enzymes to aid with menstrual issues. It rich in fiber content and helps to soften uterine lining and ease your periods. Start munching on some pineapples a few days before your period date. Bromelain enzyme is known to help alleviate cramps and headaches.
The Miracle Drink – Jeera Water
Jeera water or cumin water is a miracle drink which treats irregularities in periods. It is a simple and effective treatment to regularize periods. It also treats premenstrual symptoms.
How to make the drink?
- Soak two teaspoons of jeera seeds in water overnight or boil them with some water in the morning. Strain and drink this cumin water on an empty stomach every morning.
- You can also make a decoction of cumin seeds and jaggery to induce periods and relieve menstrual cramps.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Daily
Drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily will restore menstruation in women with PCOS. Cider vinegar also helps reduce weight and lower blood sugar levels. It effects positively on the menstrual cycle. You may mix apple cider vinegar with honey to improve its taste.
Spice It Up With Cinnamon
Cinnamon can spice up your curries and desserts. But, do you know it plays a significant role in regulating your periods. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in warm milk and drink it. It’s a very soothing recipe with many other health benefits too.
Try these safe and healthy methods to regulate your menstrual cycle!
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