According to the classical texts of Ayurveda, a healthy cycle has these qualities:

  • Occurs once a month
  • Is bright red without clots or mucus
  • Is free of pain
  • Is free of bloating
  • Is free of irritability, depression, or mood-swings
  • Does not stain clothing (a sign of toxins or ama)
  • Has no odor that is foul
  • Has an amount that is on average about four anjalees (one anjalee is the amount of liquid that fits into one of your cupped hand)
  • Has a free flow without spotting before the full flow, and with little spotting afterwards

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