7 Common Period Problems and Natural Remedies
Every person who has gone through a menstrual cycle can relate to these common period problems. We’ve identified the most common period problems, and compiled natural ways to remedy them with healthy ingredients in this blog post. Read on to find out!
Unfortunately, cramps and periods are like best friends. With the arrival of one, the second is never far behind. Whether you are one of those people that suffer from premenstrual cramping or suffer from it during the course of your menstrual cycle, there’s no need to fret, because there’s a natural alternative to taking painkillers and muscle relaxants. The Imbue Natural Niraama Period Pain Relief oil is made with the goodness of Cinnamon, Frankincense, Camphor, Yarrow, Patchouli, Vetiver and Rose extracts, which help with reducing inflammation, counter bloating, warming the body, relaxing and soothing the muscles, reducing pain, stress and elevating your mood. The Niraama period pain relief oil is free from any preservatives or harmful chemicals, making it safe for long term use, unlike other menstrual pain relief medications. To use the oil, simply take a few drops of the pain relief oil and massage the areas gently with your fingertips in small circular motions.
Another byproduct of having your period is the fatigue that comes with it. The human body goes through a lot of physical sternutation during the process of menstruation, and we lose a lot of water and important nutrients during the process. So it’s important to drink a lot of water and eat a nutritional diet during the time of the month to regain the lost nutrition. Imbue Natural’s Rosa Period potion is designed to supplement the lost nutrition for menstruating women and is made with traditional ayurvedic herbs such as Ashoka, Lodhra, Shatavari, Guduchi, Supari, Nagkesar, Sukumaram Kashayam, Dashmool and Pradarantak Lauh. These herbs are proven to help with enhancing immunity and healthy management of vaginal discharges. It also helps regulate pain, stress and anxiety during menstruation. It is recommended to consume 20 ml of the potion twice a day to experience the best results.
Bloating is a common issue that comes with your period, and it is probably caused due to the change in progesterone and estrogen levels. These changes in hormone levels cause the body to retain more water and salt. You can holistically improve this by adding potassium-rich foods like bananas, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and asparagus to your diet to improve the balance of fluids in your body.
4. Irregular menstrual cycle
A regular period occurs every 28 days and it's normal to have a few fluctuations in that cycle. But sometimes infections, trauma, hormonal changes or pregnancy can cause irregularities in your menstrual cycle. Taking up yoga can help regulate your periods, and studies show that ayurvedic herbs like Ashoka Briksh (Sara Indica) can help with regulating your hormones and regularizing your menstrual cycle. Ashoka or Asogam is a rare herb, but the extracts can be found in Nutri-potions and syrups for menstrual irregularities like Imbue Natural’s Rosa Period Potion. The Rosa period potion is an ayurvedic tonic for periods and contains the goodness of authentic Ayurvedic herbs and ingredients, plus it’s free from any harmful additives or preservatives!
5. Mood swings
Mood swings during your periods, while they are overly exaggerated in popular culture, there is some truth to the matter. Most women suffer from mood swings due to premenstrual syndrome but some also face it during their actual cycle. It's important to add more calcium to your diet if you find yourself feeling mood swings very often, and avoid caffeine, alcohol or other diuretics.
Nausea is a common symptom of periods and can interfere with your daily goings-on and your general disposition. However, it can be easily treated with a few natural remedies. Lemon juice is known to instantly cure nausea, and the citrusy fragrance also helps overcome the feeling. Lemon juice and Lemonade can be refreshing on hot days and a warm glass of lemon tea is perfect for cold weather.
7. Heavy flow
If you have ever been in a situation where you have gone through an entire pack of sanitary napkins on the first day of your period, we sympathize with you. Having a heavy flow on certain days is normal, but if you’ve ever had to change your pad or tampon every hour, or have bled for more than 7 days at a time, then you may have to look into making a visit to your gynaecologist. In addition to eating iron-rich foods like spinach, seafood, nuts, and seeds, it's important to eat a lot of Vitamin C rich foods like Oranges, bell peppers or broccoli which can help us in absorbing dietary iron better.
We wish you a happy period from here on out! :)