Home remedies to stop heavy menstrual bleeding

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The medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding is menorrhagia. You may have it if you need double protection for the flow, soak through more than one pad or tampon each hour for several hours at a time, have periods that last longer than a week, pass large blood clots, have signs of anaemia or menstruation disrupts your everyday activities. Before trying any of these remedies, check with your doctor.

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Banana Flower

Banana flower increases your level of progesterone and slows heavy bleeding. Banana flower is the large blossom at the end of cluster of bananas. It is used as a vegetable in some Asian and tropical cuisines. One banana flower, cooked and combined with a cup of curd can help slow your menstrual blood flow.

Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds can reduce your menstrual bleeding. Coriander is an herb also known as cilantro. The dried seeds are used in cooking and sometimes roasted and eaten as a snack. Boil 1 teaspoon of seeds in one quart of water until half of the water has boiled off. Add sugar to taste and drink this solution warm.

Ashoka Tree Bark

Ashoka tree bark is particularly effective when menorrhagia is caused by fibroid tumours. Boil 90 milligrams of the bark with 354ml of water and 28.4gr of milk. When it has boiled down to about a fourth of its volume, drink it over the course of a day in two or three separate doses. This dosage should continue from the fourth day of the period until the bleeding has stopped.


Indian barbery in doses of 13 to 25 grams each day can help relieve heavy bleeding. Rough chaff is grown in the Himalayas and used to treat a number of ailments. Steep 15 mg of rough chaff in 227gr of water and drink the solution for heavy menstrual bleeding.


Heavy menstrual bleeding can be the result of a serious condition such as dysfunction of your ovaries, polyps, adenomyosis (endometrial glands that have embedded in your uterine muscle), problems with an intrauterine device, complications of pregnancy, cancer or bleeding disorders. If you experience heavy bleeding, consult with your doctor before using any of these treatments.

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