Irregular periods – a shorter or longer menstrual cycle than usual can lead to complications like iron deficiency, osteoporosis, infertility or even heart trouble if not addressed. Not getting periods on time could be due to a variety of reasons from certain underlying health conditions like PCOS, eating disorders, endometriosis or thyroid disease.
The reason behind irregular periods could also be due to natural hormonal shifts during puberty and during peri menopausal period. Women who are underweight or overweight, those doing strenuous exercises or taking stress, or the ones on contraceptive pills can also notice irregularities with their menses.
While the women are usually advised medication to fix this hormonal imbalance and their period cycles, making a few lifestyle changes like eating healthy, exercising regularly, managing stress with yoga and pranayama and having a quality sleep can also prove to be quite helpful.
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Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar who regularly shares tips on healthy living on her social media recently took to her Instagram handle to share two effective herbal remedies for irregular periods.
1. Sesame-jaggery drink for delayed period
If you have been facing the problem of delayed periods for quite some time now, Dr Bhavsar advises you to have this drink every month, a week before your periods until your periods arrive.
“Take 1 tbsp of sesame seeds (white or black), 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp dry ginger powder and boil it in 1 glass of water until it gets half. Then add 1 tsp of jaggery in it and sip on it while its warm.
2. Coriander-fennel drink with soaked raisins for early menses and profuse bleeding
People who tend to get periods earlier than usual with heavy bleeding can try this herbal remedy by Dr Bhavsar.
“Mix 1 tsp of coriander and fennel seeds in a glass of water, boil for 5 minutes, strain, let it cool and enjoy your drink,” says the expert.
She also advises to have a handful of soaked raisins along with this drink.