Friday, December 26, 2008

Fenugreek Remedy for Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Fenugreek 200 gm
Poppy seeds 100 gm
Athimathuram (Licorice) 50 gm
Bark of jambol tree 50 gm

Wash fenugreek in clean water and then tie it loosely in a cotton cloth. Wet the cloth and then place the whole in an earthen pot. Keep aside the loosely tied fenugreek and after 24 hours dry it in shade. Once dried, powder the fenugreek nicely.

Take poppy seeds in an earthen vessel and pour 200 ml milk to it. Keep it side for 12 hours and then filter out the seeds. Grind the poppy seeds to a fine thick paste and spread it into small round thin flakes. Dry the flakes in shade and powder it.

Grind licorice to a fine consistency.

Pound the bark of jambol tree (also known as Indian blackberry, black plum etc) navalpattai in Tamil, and dry it in shade. Powder the dried bark.

Now, mix all the four powders and store it in a bottle.

Women suffering from excessive menstrual discharge should take this powder a tablespoon early morning one hour before breakfast along with a glass of warm water. Similarly a tablespoon of this medicine should be taken one hour before lunch along with a glass of buttermilk. The same is done one hour before supper. For best results the remedy is taken for seven days.

Ideal diet
Baked rice powder (puttu), idli, tender coconut water, buttermilk, yoghurt, tender vegetables, fresh coriander, lemon, greens etc.

Things to avoid
Pulses, groundnut, pumpkin, potato, ashgourd, oily food etc should be avoided. Do not wash your head on the days you take the remedy.

Avoid constipation. Increase intake of buttermilk, ghee, greens etc if constipated. Take the remedy afternoon and evening only in case of diarrhea etc.

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