Natural Remedies for Amenorrhea
Amenorrhea is the medical term for the loss of periods in women who should be having regular periods-is a sign that something in the body has gone wrong. Causes can be stress, anorexia, physical or emotional shock, and disorders of the ovaries. Herbs that bring on menstrual flow when there is delayed menstruation (for whatever reason) are known as emmenagogues. Emmenagogues are not recommended during pregnancy until the end of term to help prepare for childbirth (under qualified supervision).
There are many ways that a woman can apply natural remedies to her daily life in order to reboot her female reproductive system and balance the hormones.
The following natural remedies for Amenorrhea are some things that you might have around your house or that you can go buy that are generally inexpensive. By deciding on whether to just use these spices and ingredients in daily foods, consumed in home made teas or even as a supplement, she is taking an active step toward reproductive health. A woman can start to see a positive reaction as her body begins to function normally (from article by MandaSpring, published May 8, 2009).
Natural remedies for Amenorrhea – parsley
- Dong quai
- Sesame seeds
Some specialists recommend the following natural remedies for amenorrhea (natural treatment – from article written by DIANA published July 5, 2009):
- Drink 3-4 cups of ginger tea throughout the day. This will help stimulate the onset of menstruation and can also help relieve menstrual cramps.
- Fresh beets and beet juice are excellent natural remedies for amenorrhea. They can help bring on and regulate menstruation. Have about 3 cups of beets and/or juice each day until your period starts.
- Blue cohosh is a popular emmenagogue (an agent that promotes menstrual discharge) that was used by the Native Americans to treat amenorrhea. It stimulates contractions and promotes blood flow to the pelvis. Blue cohosh can help bring on a suppressed or delayed menstruation.
- Mother wort is also an emmenagogue and can calm the central nervous system and stimulate pelvic contractions
Other recommended natural remedies for amenorrhea – angelica, parsley, alfalfa seed, lemon balm, yarrow Asafetida, marigold and rue.
The following natural remedies for amenorrhea are recommended by “Annie’s Remedy – Essential Oils and Herbs)
- Angelica stimulates delayed menstruation, breaking up stagnation in the reproductive system
- False unicorn root is a time-honored remedy for a whole panoply of uterine and menstrual problems. It may, in fact, help encourage menstruation
- Lemon Balm. An important medicinal use of lemon balm is to promote menstrual periods and ease period pain.
- Mugwort. Its chief employment is as an emmenagogue, often in combination with Pennyroyal and Southernwoods. Mugwort is also useful as a diaphoretic in the commencement of a cold.
- Penny Royal – One of the strongest herbs to stimulate suppressed menstruation. Use with an abundance of caution.
- Pleurisy Root – Constituents in pleurisy mimic the action of estrogen in the body, making the herb useful specifically in bringing on delayed menstruation, or for use as an aborifacient.
- Sage – Combined with dan-gui (dong quai), it is used to regulate suppressed menstrual flow in TCM
- Nettle leaf infusion has reportedly returned the monthly flow to women drinking it regularly, even in their sixties. Dong quai tincture, especially when combined with white peony root and licorice, is a superb remedy for women whose menses cease unaccountably.
- Marjoram Sweet – The medicinal qualities of the oil extracted from Sweet Marjoram – Oleum majoranae – are similar to that of the Wild Marjoram. Fifteen ounces of the oil are yielded by 150 lb. of the fresh herb. On being kept, it assumes a solid form. It is used as an external application for sprains, bruises, etc., and also as an emmenagogue.
- Tansy is also valuable in hysteria and in kidney weaknesses, the same infusion being taken in wineglassful doses, repeated frequently. It forms an excellent and safe emmenagogue, and is of good service in low forms of fever, in ague and hysterical and nervous affections. As a diaphoretic nervine it is also useful.
Tansy is a strong emmenagogue (provoking the onset of a period) and should not be used in pregnancy. It can be fatal when taken in large doses.