Delayed periods can mean several things for women. For unmarried women, they usually mean disaster. Beyond physical inconveniences, it leads to unwanted questions, doubts, and apprehensions. That’s why a majority of women bear such troubles silently and avoid talking about them openly. However, this silence is often very costly.
When women don’t have anyone else to discuss such problems, they usually find refuge in internet research, where the real problem begins.
Suppose you look up the reasons for delayed periods on the internet. You will find generic reasons like hormonal imbalance, anemia, low body weight, obesity, stress, thyroid, too much exercise, and a sedentary lifestyle pointed out to you as the possible reasons.
PCOS is generally not pointed out as the primary culprit for period delays. Although period irregularities and PCOS have a strong connection.
When it comes to period irregularities, home remedies are the most favoured recourse of Indian women. They are cheap, convenient, and non-intrusive. Above everything else, they allow women to avoid having to discuss their periods until it is absolutely necessary. However, that’s another crucial mistake.
Home remedies might seem to help you, but they are not very effective in the long run. It is a kind of hit-and-miss effort. It confuses women and makes them feel disappointed. Yet, few women understand the real reason behind such failures.
Popular home remedies like aloe vera, cumin, black sesame initially seem to help but can never fully help. As mentioned above, the main reasons for period delays are a poor lifestyle and an unhealthy diet. It leads to the formation of Ama in the ovaries. Home remedies can help improve digestion, but they can’t clear all the built-up toxins or Ama. That’s why they seem to work initially but can never provide complete relief.
It is important to understand that although these home remedies might not lead to complete recovery, they might provide momentary relief. So, if you are facing period irregularities, using these home remedies can help ease the pain and discomfort.
Aloe vera alkalizes the body and helps in restoring the hormonal imbalance. By far, it is the best home remedy you can get for easing menstrual irregularities.
Directions for Use: Take one spoon of fresh aloe vera pulp twice a day on an empty stomach, and you will feel significant relief.
Whole cumin seeds are known for their ability to improve uterine contractions. Hence, the trapped blood flow improves. For centuries it has been used for managing menstrual irregularities. Besides that, cumin seeds also have several other health benefits.
Directions for Use:Please soak cumin seeds overnight along with some fenugreek seeds. First thing in the morning, drink that water on an empty stomach. You will feel much better.
Black sesame seeds are rich in fatty acids and can help maintain a healthy hormone level. They also aid in improving blood circulation.
Directions for Use: You should include one teaspoon of black sesame seeds in your daily diet.
Cinnamon is an amazing herb packed with several vitamins like Vitamin A, B, K, Riboflavin, and Thiamin. It boosts your immunity and vitality. It can help in easing the problems faced during your menstrual periods. It is also helpful in PCOS as cinnamon reduces insulin resistance.
Directions for Use: Please mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in lukewarm water and drink it. During your periods, drinking cinnamon water intermittently 2-3 times can be very helpful. However, avoid drinking more than that.
Papaya is a fruit rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin is known to hold menstruation-inducing qualities. Additionally, it also has carotene which can stimulate estrogen hormone in the body necessary for inducing menstruation.
Directions for Use: You can eat raw papaya around the stipulated date for inducing menstruation. It is important to note that raw papaya can help in inducing the periods and not ripe papayas.
In general, exercise is healthy. It also helps in managing a healthy weight. However, a 2021 study found that regular exercise can improve period cycles. It can reduce the intensity and duration of period pain. Exercise is an important part of the PCOS treatment plan.
30-minutes of moderate-intensity exercise is recommended for a minimum of 5-days a week. You can include brisk walking, swimming, and jogging in that.
Yoga can also help tremendously. Daily 20-50 minutes of Yoga can help restore hormonal balance. It may also provide great mental and emotional relief.
Home remedies are definitely helpful in easing period irregularities and other PCOS symptoms. However, it is important to note that they can’t solve the problem from its roots. PCOS and other hormonal imbalances causing period irregularities are caused by the formation of excess Ama in the body and blocking the ovary channels. Until those Ama toxins are cleared from the ovaries, the normal function of the ovaries can’t be resumed. This is where specific Ayurvedic herbs formulated for PCOS come into significance. Specially formulated Ayurvedic herbs help the body in clearing out the Ama toxins from the body and specifically from the ovaries. This allows the ovaries to function normally, and your periods regularise.