Heavy bleeding during the menstrual cycle – herbal treatment

Menstruation occurs in women when they are ready to reproduce. There are many myths about menstruation. Many grandmother’s stories are connected to this condition of a woman. We bring here a few myths and truths about menstruation. 

You must not swim during menstruation

Who says swimming is unhealthy for women who are menstruating? There are also many stories about how unhealthy it is to walk or run during menstruation. Perhaps bathing many years ago during menstruation was undesirable for fear of spreading blood in the water. Tampons have not been on the market before. Swimming was also avoided due to the reduction of menstrual cramps. However, swimming for 10-15 minutes during menstruation is good for health. It actually reduces menstrual cramps.

You cannot stay pregnant during menstruation

Ovulation can occur at any time. Regardless of the weather, you can, for example, ovulate for arousal. Don’t be too free to enjoy being with your partner. Always prefer to use protection to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

You should not wash your hair during menstruation

In some cultures, women do not do housework during menstruation. In these cultures, it is believed that women are not clean in those 5-6 days. Well because of this, there is also this myth that says you should wash your hair after menstruation and not during it. However, this myth is of course not true. You can wash your hair every day. Warm water reduces menstrual cramps. 

Only mothers have major bleeding

There are many girls who bleed excessively  before marriage. It’s just a myth that women who have given birth bleed more. Hormonal imbalance causes an increase in blood flow. Also irregular menstruation and lack of progesterone causes heavy bleeding.

Avoid exercising during menstruation

If you suffer from severe cramps, you can exercise for a few minutes, even while you are menstruating. According to many studies, aerobic exercises like running, swimming, walking, running, etc., are ideal for that time.

Menstrual outflow

Some women experience severe menstrual periods during their menstrual cycle. On average, a woman with normal bleeding should shed between 30 and 44 milliliters of blood during menstruation. Every woman is unique and her menstrual cycle should be regular, but some women experience heavy bleeding. For that reason, we will explain what is considered the normal range of the menstrual cycle and the reasons for the disorders and changes.

Heavy menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. This disorder is defined by the fact that a woman loses 81 milliliters or more of blood during the menstrual cycle.


profuse bleeding outflow

A menstrual cycle lasting over 7 days to 10 days is still considered normal if a woman has normal bleeding.

Changing the sanitary pad, tampons every hour

The need to double protection

Bleeding through thick protection during sleep

Large blood clots

Feeling tired and short of breath

Causes manorrhagia


Some women experience heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. Most women who experience excessive bleeding during their menstrual cycle have ovulatory dysfunction, in other words they do not ovulate properly. This is most often caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Women with a normal menstrual cycle have a balance of estrogen and progesterone. The follicle-stimulating hormone is released in the pituitary gland, which signals the follicle to release estrogen. This is a signal for the endometrium (lining of the uterus) to start growing in preparation for ovulation, contraception and the implementation of the fertilized egg.

Adequate amounts of estrogen continue to be released from the egg until it reaches the peak of maturation, at which time luteinizing hormone is released. This is a signal that progesterone is starting to be released and the endometrium is forming, preparing for implementation. The release of LH signals that the egg is released, which is ovulation.

Abundant bleeding and hormones

In women who have menorrhagia, there is a disorder in the release of hormones. This one hormonal imbalance in the body can manifest as excessive bleeding because one function in the ovulatory cycle is not induced and the endometrium may grow too large. If not enough esrtogen is released to trigger LH, ovulation does not occur.

In that case, not enough progesterone is released. Adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone are needed to regulate the amount of blood that builds the lining of the uterus. Insufficient progesterone levels are associated with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Menorrhagia can also be associated with some other changes in the body. It is important to rule out other causes of excessive menstrual bleeding. This is the only way to get the right diagnosis. It is important if you have excessive menstrual bleeding to see a doctor who can help you find the causes of this disorder to determine which treatment methods will be most effective. It is important that in case of excessive menstrual bleeding, the doctor takes into account some other factors, which are:

Uterine fibroids and polyps


A blood disorder caused by a coagulation problem, this can be a genetic disorder.

Anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs or herbs, enzymes used in overdoses. They should not be used by women with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Adenoimiosis is a condition that most commonly occurs in older women who give birth.

Thyroid problems.

Pelvic inflammation

Liver or kidney disease

Preventive liver cleansing and treatment is possible with herbal preparations. You can find more about liver cleansing in the article Recipes for juices that cleanse the liver

The liver can also be cleansed with some plants and extracts of those plants that affect even some serious diseases. You can read more about it in the article The fruit of this plant protects against cancer, restores blood and protects the liver

Cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries. 

You can read more information about uterine fibroids and the natural way of treatment in the article  An herbal method of treating uterine fibroids

Abortion, if this is the first time you have severe menstrual problems and bleeding there is a chance that it is a miscarriage

When your doctor rules out more serious possible factors of heavy bleeding, as listed, you should start determining whether estrogen and progesterone are within the normal range.

Natural remedies that help with heavy menstrual bleeding

Hormonal disorders

vitexVitex : it affects the body’s hormonal balance. Vitex normalizes ovulation and progesterone levels. In one study lasting 2 years, Vitex was used to treat 51 women, 64% of women reported improvement within 2 to 3 months. Vitex has no side effects .
poppyPussy : is food for the endocrine system, helps with the pituitary gland and affects the adrenal and thyroid glands (affects the hormonal balance). Maca stimulates and nourishes the pituitary gland, acts as a balance for the hormonal system. hormonal balance and controls hormone production.
: regulates estrogen levels
progesterone creamProgetseron cream: naturally increases the level of progesterone by rubbing into the skin, replenishes the levels of this hormone and leads to a natural balance.

For the regulation of hormonal disorders that can disrupt cycles and affect changes such as the development of some hormone-dependent types of cancer due to the increased action of estrogen on estrogen receptors, the best preparation is indole 3 carbionol, which you can read more about in the article  Effects of I3C on estrogen metabolism

Herbal support during heavy menstrual bleeding

Slow Flow: this is a mixture of plant origin that normalizes bleeding and is used during heavy bleeding. Slow flow contains ginger root, evergreen plant, buckthorn flower and several other plants that stop heavy bleeding.

Herbal support for heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia:

In women with heavy menstrual bleeding, there is an iron deficiency disorder known as anemia . If this disorder is not controlled after heavy bleeding due to iron deficiency, the outflow of blood can continue. It is important for such people to supplement their diet with foods that contain more iron.

Meat rich in iron:

Red meat




Iron-rich plants:




Sunflower and pumpkin seeds

This is a recipe for tea that can be drunk due to heavy bleeding and gives excellent results after only 4 weeks:

In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach drink a mixture of herbal tea 25 grams of sage, 25 grams of ragweed, 25 grams of lemon balm, 25 grams of Iceland moss, 50 grams of resisted roots, 25 grams of arnica flowers. boil one teaspoon in 250 ml of water. the tea should be left to stand for 5 minutes.

This tea should be drunk even when the bleeding normalizes.

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The use of medicinal herbs in the treatment of diseases of the female genital organs

In the treatment of diseases of the reproductive organs, various herbs are used: chamomile, castor oil, milfoil , virak, lemon balm, St. John’s wort, mint, anise, blackberry leaf and wild strawberry, petrovac and some other plants.

During irregular menstruation, teas prepared from aromatic herbs with a mild effect (chamomile, mint, odoljen, St. John’s wort, anise ).), And to alleviate and reduce pain and outflow, herbs with a bitter taste (blackberry leaf, wild strawberries, petrovac, oak bark) are used.

Herbs rich in tannins, mucus and essential oil, such as chamomile, yellow and white yarrow, walnut leaf, etc. are used to rinse the female genitals. Herbal teas are used against white washing (leukorrhea): sage , petrovca, hajducke trave, vranilove trave, etc.

To regulate the menstrual cycle

Mix 1 tablespoon of finely chopped herbs: ragweed, St. John’s wort, wild strawberry root, rosemary and rusomache. Pour 1L of boiling water over the resulting mixture of herbs. Cover, let stand 2 hours. Strain and drink the obtained tea during the day instead of water.

Anti-white wash tea – for drinking and rinsing the genitals

Mix 2 tablespoons of sage, and one (1) marshmallow blossom, nettle leaf, blackberry leaf, flowers called yarrow, St. John’s wort and willow bark. Pour 1600 ml of boiling water over the obtained mixture of herbs. Cover and let stand for 90 minutes. Strain and drink 150 ml of tea 3 times a day, and use the rest (1000 ml) for rinsing the genitals, 500 ml twice. The rinsing tea must be lukewarm and should remain in the vagina for 5 minutes. Repeat the therapy every other day, and the total duration of the therapy is 10 days.

Remark: Daily massage of the abdomen and back during the week before menstruation prevents the appearance of cramps because it relaxes the muscles. Massage your belly with sunflower or almond oil.

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