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Seeds

Cumin seeds mixed with sesame seeds and honey are supposed to be a great home remedy for irregular periods. Many seeds are paired with coriander and cilantro to make them more effective. Grind radish seeds and add two large spoonsful of the powder to one cup of buttermilk and drink once daily for three months. Add two tablespoons of fennel seeds to a glass of water and let it set overnight. Strain and drink it daily to regulate your period. Coriander seeds have properties of emmenagogue, a substance that stimulates menstrual flow. Boil one teaspoon of coriander seed with two cups of water and reduce it to 1 cup. Strain and drink the concoction three times a day for a couple of days before your period.


Herbs

Natural herbs and supplements such as dong quai and black cohosh can help alleviate the duration and frequency of many menopausal symptoms, such as irregular periods. Herbal teas made with sage and parsley could help treat the problem. Cinnamon has hydroxychalcone, which can affect menstrual regularity. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of milk and drink for several weeks, or you could even try drinking cinnamon tea. Turmeric, a warming herb,

Irregular periods are medically known as oligomenorrhea. A woman may have irregular periods from the time she starts menstruating during puberty until she stops at menopause. Oligomenorrhea can occur due to improper diet, anorexia, weakness, stress and intense exercise.


To combat oligomenorrhea, it is best to avoid foods and drinks that contain sugar, caffeine and saturated fats because they can disrupt the body’s natural hormonal balance. Opt instead for lean meats, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy. Here are some home remedies for irregular periods:


Juices

Juices made from fruit and vegetables can help you manage irregular periods. They ensure you have adequate nutrients and vitamins.


Fruits and Vegetables

Vegetables such as bitter gourd can be very effective in the treatment of irregular periods. Consuming its juice once or twice a day for a few weeks can help. The pulp of the aloe vera plant or its juice is beneficial, too. Extract the aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf, mix in one teaspoon of honey and consume it daily before breakfast for three months (except while you’re on your period).

HOME REMEDIES FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS

HARLEENA SINGH

Harleena Singh is a professional freelance writer with a background in teaching and education. She has a keen interest in food and health related issues and can be approached through her website freelancewriter.co. Checkout her blog and network with her on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.

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helps regulate menstruation and balance hormones. Its antiseptic and antispasmodic properties relieve menstrual pain. Mix a quarter teaspoon of turmeric with milk or honey. Take it daily until you see improvement. Try consuming raw ginger and honey daily to get relief from irregular periods.


Be sure to consult your primary care physician before trying any home remedies.


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