Menorrhagia or excessive menstrual bleeding is caused by hormonal imbalances, abnormal blood clotting and sometimes heavy bleeding is caused by some disorders that occur in the woman’s uterine lining. During menstrual cycle heavy  bleeding is common in teenage girls with hormonal imbalance and women approaching menopause. If your menstrual cycle lasts more than a week or you have to change your sanitary napkin after every couple of hours, then it is a case of excessive bleeding. However you can cure this problem by following some natural tips but in case of severe condition you should not rely only on home remedies but must consult your problem with gynecologist. 

Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds help a lot to reduce your menstrual bleeding. Boil 20 gms of coriander seed in two cups of water. When the water is reduced to one quarter its original volume, allow it to cool before drinking.

Mangro Bark

A mixture prepared by adding 10ml of liquid extract of mango bark in 130 ml of water is very  effective to treat heavy bleeding. Take one teaspoon of this preparation every hour. Juice of fresh mango bark is one of the best natural home remedy to cure heavy menstrual bleeding.

Banana Flower

Banana Flower is considered best to cure heavy bleeding. Take one banana flower, cook and have this with a cup of fresh  curd to increase the quantity of progesterone and decrease the bleeding.


Ginger helps a lot to reduce heavy bleeding. An infusion prepared by pounding and boiling ginger in water for a few minutes provides relief and helps stop menstrual flow. The infusion can be sweetened with sugar or honey to improve its taste. You can take this infusion after every meal.

Magnesium rich food

Researches have shown that deficiency of magnesium is a very common factor that results in profuse menstrual bleeding. Food rich in magnesium like sesame seeds, water melon seeds, oat, cocoa, pumpkin, squash must be included in the diet. Magnesium helps in stopping menstrual bleeding.

Mustard seeds

Take 40 grams of dried mustard seeds and grind to fine powder. Take 2 grams of mustard seed powder with milk twice a day before or during menstrual cycle to arrest excessive bleeding. This is an effective home remedy for heavy periods.