Menstruation is an extremely significant biological process in every woman’s life. The menstrual cycle of a woman is a window to her overall reproductive health.
For many women, menstruation is unpleasant, intense and for some, even debilitating. Be it irregular menses, missed ones or painful periods, nowadays menstrual problems are quite common and there is no escape for this monthly agony. The uneasy and uncomfortable situation that arises every month can make one cranky and can adversely affect the mood. Several causative factors, right from undisciplined lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, no exercise and hormonal imbalance contribute to irregular and painful periods.
Irregular periods are variations in the length of the menstrual cycle that are abnormal. When your menstruation is disrupted, it’s a sign that something isn’t quite right. And this exemplifies many of the issues with female health.
What are the symptoms of irregular periods?
- Menstrual cycle extended beyond 35-40 days or a cycle of less than 21 days
- Missing more than 3 consecutive cycles
- Heavy bleeding with clots or spotting
- Abdominal cramps and backache
What are the causes of irregular periods and painful periods?
- Hormonal imbalance
- Using contraceptive pills
- Lifestyle changes – sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits
- Thyroid disorders
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Some other medical conditions like pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine polyps, fibroids, benign tumors, endometriosis, uncontrolled diabetes etc. can also cause irregular and painful menstruation.
The good part is, often the symptoms of menstrual cramps, irregular cycles and troublesome erratic blood flow can be rectified with simple Ayurvedic remedies.
Few of them are as follows –
Ashoka has positive health effect on the ovaries and the inner lining of the uterus. The bark also contains natural phytoestrogens which help to regulate the menstrual cycle, stimulating the uterus to normalize menstrual flow. Pain reducing property of Ashoka, helps relieve the menstrual pain and cramps. It stimulates the uterine functions and strengthens the uterus and is a good period pain medicine.
Shatavari is a nourishing tonic for women during all stages of life.
It regulates estrogen and thereby corrects irregular menstrual cycle, reduces menstrual cramps and alleviates uncomfortable bloating during periods. It contains 2 two key constituents – Shatavarins and Sarsapogenin which are thought to be responsible for Shatavari’s hormone balancing activity.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a potent cure for period cramps. It’s a natural painkiller that aids in relieving menstrual pain without causing any side effect. Rich in amino acids and vitamins, it nourishes overall health and improves hormones to prevent irregular periods. It also helps reduce period pain and boosts metabolism assisting in weight loss.
- Cumin seeds (Jeera)
Cumin is a common kitchen spice having immense medicinal value. Essential active constituents present in Cumin helps the uterine muscles to contract and streamline the cycle. Several studies have concluded that Cumin seeds can help in the management of period pain.
- Fruits like Papaya & Pineapple
Eating unripe papaya on a regular basis too helps in contracting the uterus muscles. Apart from producing heat in the body, the fruit contains carotene. This substance stimulates or regulates that estrogen hormone levels in the body. Naturally, this induces periods or menses more frequently.
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which helps in shedding the lining of the uterus, ultimately responsible for menstruation. Moreover, this tangy fruit also helps in the generation of red and white blood cells. This implies an improved blood flow.
M2-TONE tablet is an Ayurvedic formulation containing herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Jatamansi and Shatavari which are ayurvedic herbs for Irregular periods, improves ovulation, supports fertility and reduces period pain. Herbs in M2-TONE tablets for period pain thus maintain hormonal and nutritional balance and improves overall health in women. It also contains Shuddha Kasis, a hematinic that helps to improve hemoglobin levels.