Papaya is one of the superfoods that can help us prevent various illnesses. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and potassium. It also contains vitamin B in the form of folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-1, and riboflavin.
How Does Papaya Help Women With Irregular Period?
Regulating the menstrual cycle is a major problem for some women. A number of factors increase the chance of irregular menstruation and most relate to hormone production. Estrogen and progesterone are two hormones that impact menstruation. They are the hormones that regulate the cycle (1)
A woman’s menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of her period to the first day of the next (the average menstrual cycle is 28 days). Periods are considered irregular if the time between periods keeps changing and periods come earlier or later (2).
There are home remedies we can try at home to get our cycle back on track. One of them is adding raw papaya to our diet.
Papaya is usually eaten when a woman has an irregular period or painful period. Meaning, papaya is a powerful emmenagogue known to regulate the menstrual cycle (3).
So how can papaya help with irregular periods? Raw papayas contain a lot of heat that helps in stimulating the production of estrogens in the body, which results in normalizing periods. It increases the blood flow during menstruation as it enables the proper functioning of the uterus muscles (4).
The carotene content of papaya fruit is known to stimulate estrogen hormone thus making periods to come on its scheduled time or preventing its delay (5).
How To Consume Raw Papaya
- Blend raw papaya and cucumber and add a dash of lemon
- Have raw Papaya Salad
Other Tips To Regulate Period
- Reduce stress – Avoid stressful situations and manage family or workplace expectations may help.
- Meditate – Doing this may improve multiple adverse effects of psychological stress.
- Maintain a healthy weight – This is essential for healthy reproductive health.
- Get a daily dose of vitamins
- Add some cinnamon – It may help regulate menstrual cycles and reduce menstrual bleeding and pain.
- Have ginger regularly
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