@ Vikash Sharma | Sr Journalist
Menstruation is a normal and healthy part of life for most women. Nearly half the female population – about 26 percent of the global population is of reproductive age. Most women menstruate for about two to seven days each month. Yet all over the world menstruation is becoming very painful and irregular.
At Asha Ayurveda, we envision a world where every girl or woman can seek treatment and protect her health without facing stress, shame, or unnecessary hassles during menstruation. Dr. Chanchal Sharma says that meeting the sanitation needs of all women and adolescent girls is a fundamental theme of human rights, dignity and public health.
Regular menstruation is a sign that your body is functioning normally. Unless you are pregnant,
breastfeeding, postmenopausal, or have a medical condition that causes your periods to stop, you should have regular periods. Irregular, painful, or heavy periods can be signs of a serious health problem. Irregular periods can also make it difficult to get pregnant.
Pain during menstruation is called dysmenorrhea. Pain is the most common problem women face with their periods. More than half of women have some pain during menstruation. Some women may feel a heaviness in the abdomen or a stretch in the pelvic region. Other women experience severe cramps aside from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) pain.
Young girls are often between the ages of 8 and 15 when they experience their first period. The first
cycle can be quite irregular. The average age of onset of menstruation in the United States is 12 years.
Most women will notice a recurrence of menstruation every 28 days. However, a cycle of 21 to 35 days is also normal in adult women. Girls over the age of 13 may experience more irregular cycles that range from 21 to 45 days. Hormones control these cycles. In women whose periods usually last between 3 and 7 days, due to the loss of blood, periods can be infrequent, moderate and heavy.
Ayurvedic remedy to get rid of irregular periods
Ayurveda has always been playing its role in the sexual and overall health and wellbeing of women.
Ayurvedic medicines and herbs help in regulating period pains by reducing them.
Ajwain (Carom seeds) – Ajwain / carom seeds is an integral part of kitchen spices as well as an Ayurvedic medicine that relieves pain by reducing period inflammation and helps in regularizing periods. Tulsi (Holy basil)- Tulsi / holy basil has got the status of Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Apart
from the antioxidant component in basil, some properties of caffeine are also found, which proves beneficial in irregular menstruation.
Daalacheenee (Cinnamon) – Hydroxychalcone is found in cinnamon, which relieves menstrual
irregularities and gives relief in pain. It can also be used with milk or lukewarm water.
All this information has been received during a special conversation with Ayurveda’s infertility specialist Dr. Chanchal Sharma. For the treatment of irregular periods, contact Asha Ayurveda.