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Home Remedies for Abnormal Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Many women, particularly those above 40 before the menopause get abnormal heavy vaginal bleeding termed as dysfunctional uterine bleeding or Menorrhagia. It is usually caused by hormonal imbalance.

If you require to change sanitary protection every one or two hours, or if your period spans more than seven days, then it is an indication of abnormal menstrual bleeding. It can lead to fatigue, anemia and depression. In worst case it can cause cervical cancer.

Many home remedies can give relief from dysfunctional uterine bleeding and reduce pain and discomfort by controlling bleeding and repairing the menstrual pattern.

1. Improve Nutrition and Increase Consumption Iron Rich foods

Since you are losing a lot of blood, you need to eat well to cover up some of the losses of Iron and other minerals and essential nutrients. If you are currently suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding, then should increase intake of whole grains, fresh ripe fruits, fresh green vegetables, legumes, seeds and fish such as sardines, tuna and salmon.


Following iron rich food items should give you enough iron to cope with the heavy bleeding:

  • beans,
  • dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach,
  • dried fruit, such as raisins and apricots
  • iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas
  • seafood

Though red meat and pork are iron rich foods to avoid them as they can further worsen the bleeding.

You can also consume Omega -3 rich foods such as flax seeds and fish in your daily meals.

2. Chaste Tree Extract

Chaste tree extract is one of the most popular home remedies in Europe to deal with hormonal disorders related to females. This is not going to give you instant relief, but daily consumption over a period of time will gradually reduce bleeding during future menstrual cycles and you will be able to deal with your periods normally. Chaste tree extract is very popular in Germany as the authorities have approved it for its medicinal values, although there are no clinical trials have been done on it.

3. Ginger

Ginger is known for its exceptional healing properties such as pain and irritation relief. Certain enzymes (prostaglandin synthetase 17 and cyclooxygenase-2 18 ) in ginger rectify the ratio of prostaglandin-2 in body which is responsible for pain and irritation.

  • remove skin of a one inch piece of ginger
  • cut into small pieces or crush and put it in 300 ml of water in a heating pot
  • boil and simmer it for 5 minutes
  • let it cool down to palatable temperature
  • add one teaspoon of honey and mix it well

Drink ginger tea daily two times.


4. Banana Flower

Banana flower is a powerful remedy to control heavy uterine bleeding and reducing pain and cramps.

  • peel the purple leaves of banana flower
  • remove the buds and find the white heart
  • cut off the stem and cut the heart in half
  • boil the banana flower buds in a large pot of water
  • let it cool
  • add a cup of yogurt and mix it well
  • add salt and pepper for taste

Eat banana flowers daily. You can use it without boiling. Cut slices of the flower bud and eat with salad.

5-Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds are very good remedy for reducing heavy bleeding. You need to drink coriander seeds tea to get the best results.

  • Boil a tablespoon of coriander seeds in a glass of water.
  • keep boiling and let the steam evaporate until the water level is reduced to 1/2 of the original
  • cool it down to palatable levels
  • drink it without adding anything

6. Parsley Juice

Parsley is another wonder herb that is used to treat many conditions. It works very well to stop abnormal uterine bleeding and other menstruation related problems such as cramps and migraine. You should consume a cup of parsley juice daily.

There are many other herbs and food items that can help you to reduce your pain and excessive bleeding, but the above 6 are the best. If your excessive bleeding does not stop within 10 days or so then you must consult your doctor.