Treat Your Irregular Periods Naturally

By: Niharika Choudhary
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Almost all you girls will agree that periods are never on time. About 90 per cent of menstruating girls and women never have their periods on time.

This has happened to me many times and I am sure it must have happened to you too. You carry sanitary napkins in your bag for 3 days and there's no action, and suddenly on the fourth day, as soon as you leave back that napkin, you know your periods have started.

Some women have their periods exactly as per their cycle of 28 days. Other women have a gap of 7 days before or after their starting day.

This is very normal, but if you see any kind of abnormalities in your period cycle, get a checkup done. These abnormalities can either be menstruating for longer days than the normal 5 days. There have been instances of some women bleeding for up to 18 to 20 days also.

The other abnormality can be you missing out on your periods for an entire month without being pregnant.

If you see any of these changes in your period cycle, please take important measures and see a doctor soon. There could be other reasons for this such as eating disorders, weight gain or loss, hormonal imbalance, etc; however, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Therefore, through this article, we are sharing with you some of the natural remedies of treating irregular periods. Take a look.

Disclaimer :- Do not try any of these remedies during regular periods. If you are following any of these tips, please make sure you do not use all of them at once. Use only one tip at a time.



Ginger is an excellent pain reliever and is very beneficial in regulating menstrual cycles.

Ginger accelerates menstruation, regulating the flow of blood during delayed periods.

Take one inch of ginger, ground it and boil it in one cup of water for 5 to 7 minutes.

Add a little sugar or honey, whichever you may prefer.
Drink this tea three times in a day after meals.

Consume this tea for a month or more till you see signs of regular periods.


Sesame Seeds And Cumin Seeds With Jaggery

Sesame seeds are very helpful in balancing your hormones.

The compound named lignans found in sesame seeds help to bind the excess hormones.

Jaggery, on the other hand, soothes the menstrual cycles due to its warming effects.

When taken together, sesame and jaggery help to regulate irregular periods.

Dry roast 5 teaspoons of sesame seeds.
Add one teaspoon of jaggery to them and grind them into a fine powder.

Take one teaspoon of this mixture daily on an empty stomach 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after your period cycle.


Unripe Papaya

Unripe papaya has a unique property of contracting the muscle fibres in the uterus, so it is very effective in regulating the menstrual flow.

Prepare papaya juice from an unripe papaya and consume it regularly for a few months.

Do not store this juice for a week in the refrigerator. Make sure you grind a fresh piece every day.



Cinnamon is a warm ingredient. And due to this property that it has, it is considered very useful in regulating menstrual cycles.

Cinnamon is very useful in reducing menstrual cramps as well.

Add one and a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of warm milk and bring it to boil.

Drink this daily for some weeks till you see positive changes.

You can also drink cinnamon tea, sprinkle cinnamon on your foods, or chew cinnamon sticks regularly.


Aloe vera

Aloe vera is very effective in regulating your hormones and treating your irregular menstrual cycle.

You can either get aloe vera juice from the market or extract aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf.

Mix one teaspoon of honey to this gel.
Consume it daily on an empty stomach for a few months.


Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds help in accelerating the menstrual flow and smoothen the menstrual cycle process.

Roughly grind one tablespoon of coriander seeds with 2 cups of water and boil for 5 to 7 minutes till the water reduces to just one cup.

Strain this tea and have it thrice in a day for 3 to 4 days before your monthly cycle.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar regulates the blood sugar levels, and so it is extremely effective in regulating irregular periods naturally.

Take 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix it in a glass of water.

Have this mixture once in a day before your meals, before your period cycle.


Buttermilk And Radish Seeds

Radish seeds are warm in nature and help in regulating periods.

Grind 2 tablespoons of radish seeds.
Add this to 1 cup of buttermilk and stir properly.

Drink this mixture every day for a few months till you see any signs of improvement.



Dried mint powder is an excellent treatment for irregular periods.

Mix one teaspoon of honey to one teaspoon of mint powder and consume it thrice in a day for a month. You'll definitely see a good improvement.


Holy Basil Leaf Or Tulasi Leaf

Holy basil leaf or tulasi leaf is an excellent smoothener as well as a pain reliever.

Drinking tulasi tea is very beneficial in regularizing irregular periods.

You can make tulasi tea by adding some tulasi leaves into a cup of water and bringing it to boil.

Add a little sugar or honey to it.

Or you can crush some fresh basil leaves and add honey to it.

Sprinkle some pepper on this mixture and have it twice in a day for a few months.


Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus helps to balance the oestrogen and progesterone levels in the body.

This is very effective in regulating irregular periods.

Crush five fresh hibiscus flowers to form a smooth paste.

Have this paste with warm water on an empty stomach. This should be taken a week before your period starts.



Turmeric has amazing warming properties and it is also a great pain reliever.

Consumption of turmeric improves the hormonal imbalance in the body.

It helps to regulate the irregular menstruation cycle.

Take ¼th teaspoon of turmeric and add it to a glass of milk and bring it to boil.

Have this turmeric milk every day for a quick improvement.


Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd is extremely beneficial to regulate the irregular period cycle.

Drink bitter gourd juice once or twice in a day for a few weeks till you get regular periods.

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Story first published: Friday, March 11, 2016, 22:00 [IST]
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