I’m from the Caribbean, and one thing that I love about us is that we love our natural remedy medicines. One of my favorite books for a while now is Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Harold M Cherne, M.D. In the book, you will find natural medicines, and they are straightforward and practical, and the book has over 730 diseases with natural remedies and encouraging words.
To give you an idea of why I love this book, I chose a subject that I know many of us women might be facing, and that is- irregular periods.
There are many reasons why some of us may have irregular periods. It can be due to imbalance hormones, birth control, pregnancy, uterine fibroids, etc. The best way to figure out why your period is irregular is to make an appointment and see your doctor.
In the book, you will find a few natural remedies for dealing with irregular periods, and I will share some of them on this blog post straight from the book! Also, I will post a link if you would like to order the book for yourself or someone else as a gift.
Irregular menstruation menometrorrhagia
SYMPTOMS: A menstrual cycle that has wide variations in the length of time between periods.
CAUSES: Although the average menstrual Cycle lasts 28 days, they may occur as often as every 24 days or as infrequently as every 34 days. After puberty, most women develop a regular cycle; but, for some, they remain irregular. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts 2-4 days, with average length being 5 days. Wide variety are common at puberty, the first few months after childbirth, and as menopause approaches.
Like I mentioned earlier-the variations are usually the result of temporary hormonal imbalance, stress, depression, severe chronic illness, excessive exercise, and extreme weight loss ( or gain). Other possible causes include disorders of the ovaries or uterus (especially polycystic ovary syndrome), in which there is an imbalance of the sex hormones. Or it might be endometriosis, in which fragments of the tissue that normally lines the uterus are displaced and attached to other pelvic organs. Another cause is an unsuspected pregnancy. A single, late, heavy period may be due to a miscarriage.
- Raw beets, beets juice or beet powder is very helpful in regulating all menstrual problems. I also wanted to add that beets juice is good for a variety of things, it can be use for an energy boost, digestive health and so much more.
- Diets that cause extreme weight loss can disrupt periods, as can hypoglycemia, nutritional anemia, iodine deficiency, and hypothyroidism.
- Dong Quai (1/2 tsp. of tincture or 2 capsules, 3 times daily), taken during the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, helps regulate hormonal production, particularly estrogen. Do not take during menstruation or pregnancy, because it can stimulate bleeding.
- gently simmer 1 tbsp. Elecampane root 10 minutes in a pint of water. Let cool, strain, drink 1-2 tbsp. several times daily.
- to promote delayed menstruation, drink angelica root tea several times a day. Bruise 2 tsp. of root, simmer in 2 cups boiling water for 15 minutes, strain.
- Evening primrose balances the hormonal system. An infusion of parsley fruit stimulates and regulates menstruation.
- an infusion of mugwort flowers or root helps regulate menstruation.
- alternating hot and cold sitz baths stimulate pelvic circulation
There are more natural remedies listed in the book. I would highly recommend to read about all of the remedies. Click on the links below to order yours!
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