There are a variety of reasons behind irregular periods. It can be polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal issues, endometriosis, and other reasons which would need medical attention. Some of us are trying to find natural solutions for this problem and fortunately, there are tips as well as home remedies that we can try.
Maintain A Healthy Weight
In a study, researchers found that our periods can be affected by changes in our weight. Losing weight for individuals who are obese or overweight is a good option to help regulate periods (1).
It would be better to work with a doctor to maintain a healthy weight.
When it comes to different menstrual issues, yoga can be great.
Results of a study showed that having 35 to 40 minutes of yoga, 5 days a week for 6 months can help lower down hormone levels related to irregular menstruation (2).
Warm Compress Bath
When it comes to relaxing tight muscles and relieving emotional stress, a warm bath works wonders thus helping bring on a woman’s period. Aside from the relaxing effects that it can give to our body, the heat may also increase blood flow to the abdomen, thus gently accelerating the menstrual cycle (5).
Go For Cinnamon
In a study, preliminary data suggest that cinnamon supplementation improves menstrual cyclicity and may be an effective treatment option for some women with PCOS (6).
Moreover, cinnamon supplements may also help lower down pain in women who have painful menstrual periods (7).
One of the easiest ways of reaping this benefit is by having cinnamon water. Soak two or three cinnamon sticks in a glassful of water and drink it early in the morning on days when having a period.
Add Some Ginger
Ginger has a warming and pain-relieving properties. It is often said to relieve menstrual cramps and period pain. This spice is a traditional remedy for inducing periods and is believed to cause uterine contractions (8).
Simply have a ginger tea for this benefit. Boil a fresh piece of peeled, sliced ginger in a pan of water for five to seven minutes. Strain the tea and add honey or sugar to taste before drinking.