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Late Again? Here 10 Simple & Effective Home Remedies For Irregular Periods!

Late Again? Here 10 Simple & Effective Home Remedies For Irregular Periods!

I’d rather get an app notification every month, saying, ‘Congratulations, you’re not pregnant!’


We’ve joked about this all too often, haven’t we? But seriously, a period is your body’s way of telling you that you’re healthy and you’re not pregnant. A healthy and normal menstrual cycle lasts for anywhere between 21 to 28 days, with your periods lasting for less than 7 days. However, if you are bleeding for more than 8 days, and your cycle is longer than 35 days or less than 21 days, your periods are irregular. You may even skip your period for months altogether, which is more common than you think.


Before you think it’s a blessing to not bleed for weeks, it’s really not--it’s a serious health issue. Ask women who’ve been there and they’ll tell you how, when the period finally came, they had severe pains and their blood flow was too heavy.


Our lifestyle includes being exposed to pollution, smoking, alcohol consumption, stress and various other outwardly factors which can affect your period cycle. Ideally, missing your periods for more than three months in a year calls for immediate concern. Seeing a gynaecologist should be your first action. Find out the cause if you miss your period or get it for more than 8 days.


However, if you are just a few days up or down your cycle, there are a few home remedies for irregular periods that may help get your blood flow back on track. They will also reduce the painful cramps and make sure you never miss your date with gulabo.


Reasons For Irregular Periods


Home Remedies to Regularise Periods


FAQ'S


What Causes Irregular Periods?


Irregular periods are also known as oligomenorrhea and are usually caused by a change in contraception method, hormonal changes around your menopause, hormonal imbalance or endurance exercises. Sometimes, your environment can also change your period cycle; if you’ve been stressed or overworked, it can cause changes. Extreme weight loss, weight gain, eating disorders and strenuous workouts can also have an adverse effect on your periods.


Doctors don’t usually advise treatment during puberty or menopause, because your period cycle is still finding balance at this point. However, if you are at a reproductive stage in your life, then you should see a doctor about your irregular periods.


Home Remedies For Irregular Periods


Here are a few natural ways to regulate periods :


1. Crushed Cinnamon


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Also read: Reasons For Missed & Irregular Periods & Remedies In Marathi


Not only does cinnamon taste delicious, but it is also believed to increase body heat. Its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties are very beneficial in reducing menstrual cramps and improving the regularity of your menstrual cycle. It also helps with regulating insulin levels as it contains hydroxychalcone.


Step 1 - Crush a cinnamon stick and pour the powder into a cup.


Step 2 - Add boiling water and stir well.


Step 3 - After 10 minutes, add a tea bag into it and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.


Step 4 - Add a teaspoon of sugar or honey to sweeten it.


2. Raw Papaya


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Did you know that raw papayas can do a fabulous job at normalizing your menstrual cycle? Well, it's true! It has anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve menstrual cramps. It also contains nutrients like iron, carotene, iron, calcium and vitamins A & C. These nutrients ease muscle fiber contractions and soothe the uterine walls. So, a couple of days prior to when your period is due, get your hands on a raw papaya!


Step 1 - Cut the fruit into tiny cubes and place them in a bowl.


Step 2 - Add a spoonful of yoghurt over the sliced fruit pieces.


Step 3 - Eat this for breakfast or make it an early evening snack. You can also add other fruits to the mix! P.S. try flavoured yoghurt if you are tired of the same old boring taste.


Also read: 8 Ways To Make Sure Your Period Comes On Time… Every Time!


3. Powdery Turmeric


home remedies for irregular periods 


When it comes to opting for natural ways to regulate menstrual cycle and balancing your body’s hormones, turmeric does a fantastic job! Due to its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties is also reduces menstrual pain.


Step 1 - Pour one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric into a cup.


Step 2 - Add a tiny piece of jaggery, a teaspoon of honey and warm milk into the cup.


Step 3 - Mix all ingredients well and drink daily.


4. Fresh Ginger


home remedies for irregular periods 


If your periods are late and the flow is too light, you need ginger in your life! It not only provides relief from the cramps but it also gets your menstrual cycle back on track. You can either eat it raw or drink its juice. Both alternatives make for an effective home remedy and help that irregular period to become more punctual.


Step 1 - Grate whole ginger root and toss its shavings into a steel bowl.


Step 2 - Add some water and turn the stove on.


Step 3 - Add a teaspoon of sugar to the mix and turn the fire off after 5 minutes.


Step 4 - Drink it when it’s hot. Do this daily with a little honey if you need the sweetness.


Also read: 7 Foods *Every* Girl Should Avoid During Her Period!


5. Natural Fennel Seed


home remedies for irregular periods


Fennel seeds aren’t just meant to be used in the kitchen, they have medical properties too! They have emmagonene properties that not only help but also improve menstrual flow.


Step 1 - Drop 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds into a glass of water.


Step 2 - Leave it there to soak overnight.


Step 3 - In the morning, strain the water by using a strainer and gulp the liquid down. Again, try this every day.


Also Read Other Health Benefits Of Fennel Seeds (Saunf)


6. Healthy Bitter Gourd


home remedies for irregular periods 


Fennel seeds aren’t just meant to be used in the kitchen, they have medical properties too! They have emmagonene properties that not only help but also improve menstrual flow.


Step 1 - Drop 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds into a glass of water.


Step 2 - Leave it there to soak overnight.


Step 3 - In the morning, strain the water by using a strainer and gulp the liquid down. Again, try this every day.


Also Read Other Health Benefits Of Fennel Seeds (Saunf)


7. Juicy Parsley


home remedies for irregular periods


Parsley contains apiol which is responsible for regulating and normalizing your menstrual cycle. Drinking a glass of parsley juice every day will make your menstrual cycle turn healthier and organized.


Step 1 - Toss parsley and coriander leaves into a juicer.


Step 2 - Pour the juice into a glass.


Step 3 - Put a teaspoon of sugar to help it taste sweeter.


8. Yummy Sesame Seeds


home remedies for irregular periods 


Sesame seeds are known to produce heat in the body. This quality helps bring your periods earlier, soothes menstrual cramps and eases muscle fibre contraction.


Step 1 - Crush the sesame seeds until it becomes powdery.


Step 2 - Now, take a tablespoon of honey and pour the powder into the honey.


Step 3 - Mix both ingredients well and consume it on a daily basis.


9. Soothing Aloe Vera


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Aloe Vera helps regulate your hormones and is just in general, a very healthy start to your day. However, do not use this remedy when you are on your periods, but through the rest of the month.


Step 1 - Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.


Step 2 - Mix it with one teaspoon of honey.


Step 3 - Have it daily, except when you’re on your period, before your breakfast.


10. All Rounder Jaggery


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Jaggery or Gur is rich in nutrients and is a natural detoxifying agent. It helps soothe cramps and also control mood swings in a natural way. Gur maintains your body temperature and keeps your tummy cool during periods.


Step 1 - Take a cup of warm water.


Step 2 - Mix a little jaggery according to taste. You can also add it to your daily cup of tea.


FAQs


When Should I Go See A Gynaecologist?


Ideally, your gynaecologist should be aware of your period cycle, no matter what. But you should go see your doctor once again if your cycle is longer than 35 days (the gap between two of your periods). On the other hand, if your period cycle is less than 21 days, that may also be problematic. Missing a period completely is also a warning sign and you should consult your gynaecologist about it immediately.


Are There Medicines To Help Fix Irregular Periods?


Yes, there is medication available in the market to make your periods regular. However, you shouldn’t take any without consulting a gynaecologist first. Your irregular periods could also be caused by PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) in which case you will have to take certain steps paired with medication, including a lifestyle change, to ensure regular periods.


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This story was updated in March 2019.


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