If you have ever missed a cycle, your first thought was likely “Am I pregnant?” followed by a quick second thought of “Is there something wrong?” In any case, if you have an irregular period, a condition known as amenorrhea, there are a few natural remedies to help you regulate your period and feel your best. A few of our favorite treatments are apple cider vinegar, saffron, and tomato juice.
What Is Amenorrhea?
The actual definition for amenorrhea is very broad – the absence of menstruation including one or more missed menstrual periods. However, you can narrow the condition down with a few more specific factors. Typically, women are considered to have the condition if they have missed at least three menstrual periods in a row or have not begun menstruation by the age of 15.
One of the most common causes of amenorrhea is actually pregnancy. However, issues with the reproductive organs and problems with the production and regulation of hormones are also common causes.
How Do I Know if I Have Amenorrhea?
You may be concerned that you have amenorrhea upon initially missing a period or even just being late starting your cycle; however, this issue is not the only indicator of the condition. In addition to the absence of menstruation, you will likely also experience milky nipple discharge, hair loss, headache, vision changes, facial hair growth, pelvic pain, and acne if you have the condition.
Will Natural Remedies Help Regulate My Menstrual Cycle?
Several herbs and nutritional remedies can be used to offer relief and promote regular menstruation. A few of our most-trusted treatment options include apple cider vinegar, saffron, and tomato juice.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is a naturally acidic liquid, which makes it the perfect option to balance the body’s pH and promote normal hormone production. This treatment also contains a number of important vitamins and minerals, including iron, phosphorus, and vitamin B12, that promote regular menstrual cycles.
Saffron is an effective treatment as it helps reduce inflammation as well as stress in the body. Both of these factors are key contributors to amenorrhea.
3. Tomato Juice
Tomato juice contains key ingredients and nutrients that promote blood flow, making it a perfect treatment for amenorrhea. Drink two to three glasses daily for the best results.
In addition to these natural treatments, we suggest following a healthy diet and staying active to promote menstrual regularity. Continue reading below for many more remedies presented to us by Earth Clinic contributors, or let us know what other treatments have worked for you!