Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Herbs for Heavy Periods


Ayurvedic Formulas and Herbal Remedies for Menstrual and Reproductive Wellbeing

Ayurvedic herbal remedies for heavy periods or menorrhagia or abnormal menstrual bleeding are safe, natural and effective treatment of menorrhagia. Ashokarishta, Lodhrasava, Patrangasava, Pushyanuga churna, Pradaranashaka churna, Pradararipu rasa, Pradarantaka rasa and Pradarantaka loha are some of the common ayurvedic herbal remedies for periods.

We will also discuss about various other ayurvedic medicine that play a supportive role or act as adjuvant in the treatment of menorrhagia.

Powders Based Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies:

Pushyanuga Churna:

Pushyanuga powder is the most popular herbal powder for menorrhagia and leucorrhea. Due to the presence of more astringent herbs, it is less effective in menorrhagia than Pradaranashka churna.

Pradaranashaka Churna:

Pradaranashaka powder is extremely useful formulation in heavy periods. It is better than the more famous Pushyanuga powder as it has all of its ingredients plus some extra herbs to arrest bleeding.

Giloya Satva:

The starchy extract of Tinospora cordifolia or Guduchi or Giloya or Amrita is very popular for Pitta aggravation symptoms in body like feverish feeling, burning sensation in body and intolerance toward heat.

Decoctions Based Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies:

Darvyadi Kwatha:

Darvyadi decoction is beneficial as menstrual regulator and uterine tonic. It is helpful in excessive menstrual bleeding as well.

Pradarantaka Kwatha:

 Pradarantaka decoction consists of four ayurvedic herbs – all useful for arresting excess menstrual bleeding and offer the benefit of astringent herbs as well. You can expect a quick onset of action.

Asava Arishta Based Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies:


Ashokarista is ayurvedic herbal remedy with autogenous fermented alcohol with Ashoka as the chief ingredient. It is also one of the most popular remedy for ‘female disorders’ or for menstrual disorder and female hormonal imbalances.


Combination of antiseptic, bitter and astringent herbs make it a great remedy for menstrual bleeding disorders and as a uterine tonic.


Astringent and Uterine tonic herbs make this formulation very effective in leucorrhea, painful menstruation and heavy periods.


Vasarishta is useful in bleeding disorders besides menorrhagia. It is also helpful in disorders of uterine muscles where there is enlargement or proliferation of uterine muscles or inner layer (endothelium) of uterine cavity. Vasa is the chief ingredient of this ayurvedic herbal remedy.


Ushirasava is ayurvedic remedy for bleeding disorders resulting from Pitta aggravation and blood related disorders. It should be given with other remedies in menorrhagia only when pitta symptoms are prominent with heavy periods.

Ghrita Or Clarified Butter Based Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies:

Ashoka Ghrita:

Ashoka and other rejuvenative herbs based ayurvedic formulation is great for menstrual disorders and associated weakness. Lean and thin women get most benefit out of this remedy.

Durvadi Ghrita:

Durvadi ghrita is Durva based ayurvedic remedy for bleeding disorders.

Shatavari Ghrita:

Shatavari and other rejuvenative ayurvedic herbs make this a good choice in emaciated women with aggravation of Pitta. It is better to add it after the excessive bleeding is arrested and stabilized.

Electuary Or Jelly Form Of Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies:

Jeerakadi Avaleha:

Jeerakadi avaleha is herbal jelly with Jeerak and Lodhra as the chief ingredients. It benefits in chronic menorrhagia associated with digestive disturbances.

Supari Paka:

The greatly used female herbal restorative tonic is an herbal jelly or electuary. Supari paka is useful to tone up female reproductive organs and it enhances the sexual health of females. The uterus and vagina muscles are toned and it removes the associated weakness with menstrual disorders. Women can enjoy and benefit taking Supari paka for their great health.

Vasaharitaki Avaleha:

Vasa and Terminalia chebula based herbal jelly or electuary is used to arrest capillary bleeding and is useful in menorrhagia.

Ayurvedic Herbal Mineral Remedies:

Bangeshwara Rasa:

Bangeshwara rasa is an ayurvedic rejuvenative tonic for Uro-genital organs.

Bolabadha Rasa:

Bolabadha rasa is a herbo-mineral formulation that is used chiefly for arresting bledding from any tissue.

Bolabadha Parpati:

Like Bolabadha rasa, this herbs and mineral combination formula is meant for arresting bleeding from any tissue.

Chandraprabha Vati:

Chandraprabha vati is the formulation of Shilajita, Loha bhasma, guggul and several other herbs. It is a must-add rejuvenative in Uro-genital disorders.

Kamadudha Rasa:

Kamadudha rasa is an adjuvant ayurvedic remedy for Pitta dosha aggravation like burning sensation in body, anxiety and emotional disturbance.

Loha Bhasma:

Loha bhasma is the ayurvedic calcined iron with great bio-availability and it helps to raise the hemoglobin level in body.

Pradarantaka Rasa:

Pradarantaka rasa is a formulation of herbs and ayurvedic minerals with Loha bhasma as main ingredient. It is good for all types of ‘female related abnormal discharges’. Hemoglobin level is restored as it has ayurvedic calcined iron. Female reproductive organs are supported for enhanced health.

Pradararipu Rasa:

Pradararipu rasa is more useful for Menorrhagia than Pradarantaka rasa as it has Naga bhasma, Daruharidra extract and Lodhra as the main ingredients. Pradararipu rasa normalizes the bleeding and maintains the healthy condition of female reproductive organs.

Pradarantaka Loha:

A very good ayurvedic remedy with several bhasmas and herbs is useful as restorative tonic for female Uro-genital disorders. Formulas like this support the functional wellbeing of specific organs.

Pradarari Loha:

The extremely useful ayurvedic herbs for heavy periods is to be used in all persons with menorrhagia. This chiefly herbal formulation quickly arrests the excessive bleeding from uterus. It can be used in other bleeding ailments like bleeding piles and bleeding disorders.

Trivanga Bhasma:

Trivanga bhasma (Bhasmas are calcined minerals) is the combination of three other bhasmas – Naga, Vanga and Yasada. Together these bhasmas tone the reproductive organs and body chiefly the nerves and muscles.

As a native Indian and an Ayurvedic holistic healer, Arjun writes in the lane of herbal healing and home remedies. Certification: BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery With Modern Medicine).

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