Do You Have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? What You Can Do About It…

Do You Have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? What You Can Do About It…

Video: Herbal Ways to Reduce Heavy Bleeding

Some women experience heavy blood flow and clotting during their menstrual cycle. On average a woman with a “normal” menstrual cycle should only shed 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 44 milliliters) of blood during menstruation shares Dr. Aviva Romm, Integrative Medicine Doctor, Herbalist and Midwife, in Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health. Every woman is unique and her menstrual cycle is as well, but if you have concerns that you may be bleeding too much during your period, it may be a good idea to learn what is considered within the “normal” range.

In this article, we will discuss symptoms and causes of heavy menstrual bleeding/menorrhagia, potential risk factors to rule out, and natural remedies known to help, such as Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus), Maca root (Lepidium meyenii), DIM and natural progesterone cream.

What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Heavy menstrual bleeding is called Menorrhagia. It is defined as a woman who loses 5 ½ tablespoons (80 milliliters) or more of blood during their menstrual cycle (Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health).

Symptoms include:

  • A menstrual cycle that lasts beyond 7 days, though up to 10 is still considered within the normal range if there is not excessive bleeding
  • The need to change a sanitary pad or tampon every hour, for consecutive hours and days
  • The need to double up protection, even thick pads are soaked through
  • Bleeding through heavy pads while sleeping
  • Large blood clots
  • Feeling tired, fatigue or shortness of breath

Causes of Menorrhagia

Some women experience heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle, but they are still ovulating and the heavy bleeding may be contributed to slight hormonal imbalances. Please know that one-two days of heavier bleeding can be normal, particularly days 2 and 3 of menstruation. Most women who are experiencing excessive bleeding during menstruation find it’s prolonged due to ovulatory dysfunction, in other words, they are not ovulating correctly. This is most often due to hormonal imbalance.

Women with a normal menstrual cycle usually have a balance of estrogen and progesterone. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is released by the pituitary gland which signals the follicles to release estrogen. This signals the endometrium (lining of uterus) to begin to grow in preparation for ovulation and hopefully conception and implantation of the fertilized egg. The continued release of adequate amounts of estrogen by the mature egg, once released at peak amount signals the release of Luteinizing Hormone (LH). This signals the release of progesterone and the endometrium begins to build up in preparation for implantation. The release of LH also signals the egg to be released; this is ovulation. If conception never occurs, the progesterone levels drop and the uterine lining sheds as menstruation.

In women who have menorrhagia there is a disruption in the release of the hormones. This hormonal imbalance may show up as excessive menstrual bleeding because one of the functions in the ovulatory cycle was not triggered and the endometrium may have grown excessively. If not enough estrogen is released to trigger LH, ovulation does not occur which also does not trigger enough progesterone. Adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone are needed to regulate the amount of blood to be built up in the uterine lining. Insufficient progesterone levels are linked to heavy menstrual bleeding.

Other Risk Factors To Rule Out

Menorrhagia may also be contributed to other risk factors according to the Mayo Clinic. It is important to rule out other causes of excessive menstrual bleeding so that you can get a proper diagnosis, which will help you to know what healing methods will be most effective or appropriate. According to researchers at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, “Shapley, Jordan and Croft (2002) reported that of 22% of women over the age of 35 with heavy bleeding, only 7% discussed their symptoms with their doctor.” This is simply not a female fertility health issue to pass of as something you have to “just deal with” or ignore. It is important if you have excessive menstrual bleeding to see a doctor that can help you to find the causes for your particular case.

  • Uterine Fibroids and Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Blood disorders caused by coagulation issues, this may be genetic
  • Medications or herbs that thin the blood, anti-inflammatory medications, and anti-coagulants. Systemic Enzymes and Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) used in excessive amounts may contribute to excessive bleeding and should not be used without guidance by women with heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Adenomyosis is a condition in which the cells from the endometrium become embedded in the uterine muscle. This most often happens to women who are middle-aged and have had children.
  • Thyroid problems
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Rarely liver or kidney disease
  • Rarely cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries
  • Miscarriage, if this is your first time experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding there is a chance you are having a miscarriage.

Once you and your doctor have ruled out more severe risk factors, such as those above, you can work toward determining if your estrogen and progesterone levels are within normal range. It is also important to know if you ovulating. Remember that some women with heavy menstrual cycles are still ovulating, but those with extreme excessive bleeding not related to above risk factors usually are not.

Note: If you have been diagnosed with one of the above risk factors, please seek treatment for those particular needs or refer to our guides for natural remedies that may help with those conditions.

Natural Remedies to Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Addressing Hormonal Imbalance

Fertility Cleansing
Excess estrogens may “congest” the liver and contribute to low progesterone and overall hormonal imbalance. Fertility Cleansing may help to promote hormonal balance by gently cleansing, toning and promoting regeneration of the liver cells. The uterine cleanse phase of fertility cleansing promotes healthy circulation to the uterus, strengthening the communication loop between the uterus, ovaries and endocrine system. This uterine portion of the Fertility Cleanse also works to tone and heal the uterus, which helps to expel old blood and tissues.

The Fertility Cleanse is a great way to create a foundation for proper hormonal balance.

Vitex supports hormonal balance in the body by having an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hormonal feedback loop), correcting the problem at the source. Vitex has been found to help normalize ovulation and progesterone levels. Research Scientist Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D., L.Ac. A.H.G., shares in Vitex: The Women’s Herb of one 2-year study, Vitex was used to treat 51 women with Menorrhagia and Polymenorrhea (bleeding occurring often, with a less than 21 day cycle); 64% of the women reported improvement starting within 2 to 3 months of treatment . No side effects were reported.

Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding both the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance.) Maca helps to stimulate and nourish the pituitary gland, acting as a tonic for the hormone system. When the pituitary gland functions optimally, the entire endocrine system becomes balanced, because the pituitary gland controls the hormone output of the other three glands. Maca is a wonderful super food to support overall hormonal balance by providing support and nourishment for the systems that control hormone release and production.

DIM stands for diindolylmethane. DIM stimulates your body to metabolize bad estrogens. DIM increases specific aerobic metabolism for estrogen; this, in turn, multiplies the chance for estrogen to be broken down into good beneficial estrogen metabolites (2-hydroxy estrogens)(in all about DIM by Michael A Zeligs, MD and A. Scott Connelly, MD). When the good estrogen metabolites are increased by the DIM, this creates a reduction in bad estrogen (16-hydroxy estrogens) which have the potential to cause cancers, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, etc. Good estrogen metabolites protect the heart and brain with antioxidant activity. Increased bad estrogen may be promoted by obesity and exposure to man-made environmental toxins. DIM promotes healthy estrogen metabolism.

Because Menorrhagia is linked to progesterone deficiency, you may want to learn how natural progesterone cream can boost your natural progesterone levels.

Healing alternatives for heavy menstrual bleeding from the medical profession according to Women’s Health Expert Dr. Christiane Northrop include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), about which she says, “…I prefer to try natural progesterone first, if that doesn’t work, a strong synthetic progestin such as medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera) can help. (This is the only circumstance in which I recommend the synthetic.)”

Natural progesterone cream can help to supplement your body’s own progesterone levels and lead you back to a state of natural balance.

Acute Support of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Times

Note: These should only be used during heavy bleeding.

Slow Flow
Slow Flow is an herbal and nutrient formula to promote normal menses, and is to be used on heavy bleeding days. Slow Flow uses astringent herbs, uterine tonics, and nutrients to support normal menstrual flow. It combines these herbs: Ginger root, Cranesbill root, Periwinkle herb, Yarrow flower, Liferoot herb, Shepherd’s purse herb.

Heavy Bleeding Infusion (Tea)
2 parts dried Yarrow (astringent, reduces bleeding)
2 part Shepherd’s purse (astringent, reduces heavy uterine bleeding, prevents hemorrhage)
1 part dried Nettle leaf (high in iron, astringent, prevents hemorrhaging)
½ part Hibiscus flower (high in Vitamin C, nice flavor addition)

Place a small handful of the mixture into a quart glass mason jar. Fill with just boiled water, cap tightly. Steep for 30-40 minutes. Drink 3-4 cups a day.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Anemia

Women with heavy menstrual bleeding are at high risk for developing iron deficiency, which is a type of Anemia. It is important if you have heavy menstrual bleeding to supplement with a good wholefood iron supplement as well as eat a wholefood diet rich in iron. A wholefood iron supplement is easily absorbed by the body and does not cause constipation like most prescription and over the counter iron supplements.

Foods rich in iron

Heme Iron

  • bison
  • chicken
  • eggs
  • salmon
  • tuna
  • red meat

Non-heme Iron

  • blackstrap molasses
  • pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • kidney, lima, Navy beans and lentils
  • tofu
  • Nettles (Urtica dioica)
  • Turkish apricots
  • amaranth
  • quinoa
  • Swiss chard
  • dark leafy greens (spinach)
  • hiziki (seaweed)

When to Seek Medical Care

It is important to seek the guidance of a medical professional if you are experiencing severe bleeding in excess of two menstrual pads completely soaked every 30 minutes. Excessive bleeding of this amount is considered hemorrhage; call your doctor right away if you are bleeding this much. Excessive bleeding can lead to death, so this matter is not something to take lightly.

It is also advised you see a medical doctor or naturopathic doctor to determine the cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding.


  • Zeligs, M., & Connelly, A. S. (2000). All about DIM (diindolylmethane). New York: Avery.
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding). (n.d.). Retrieved from:
  • Romm, A. J. (2010). Botanical medicine for womens health. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Livdans-Forret, A. B., Harvey, P. J., & Larkin-Thier, S. M. (2007). Menorrhagia: a synopsis of management focusing on herbal and nutritional supplements, and chiropractic. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 51(4), 235-46. Retrieved from
  • Chevallier, A. (1996). The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. New York: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Hoffmann, D. (1992). The new holistic herbal: a herbal celebrating the wholeness of life. New York: Barnes & Noble.
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  • Olson, C. (2005). The vegetarian mothers cookbook: whole foods to nourish pregnant and breastfeeding women– and their families. Nipomo, CA: GOCO Pub.

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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    I am 45 years old. This year I have been experiencing more heavy bleeding and clots. The doctor had me on progesterone pills for 10 days. I had some spotting still with the pills and now I am at my regular cycle again on the 4th day and it is heavy like gushes of blood off and on. the doctor did an biopsy and it was ok. He also did an ultra sound within and that showed small fibriods but that was two months. Long story short I need help with this and its been going on too long, like off and on since my early thirties. I’ve had D&C’s, pills, etc. I’m tired. I am also severely anemic and B12 deficient. The doctors want to do another D&C or a surgery called Nova sure to burn the endometrial lining.

    • Dear Sherette,

      I am sorry to hear this! Have you sought the support of a natural health practitioner near you? Are you supplementing iron and B12? Consider learning how vitamin C might help as well. The tips here could be considered given what I know, but it may be most helpful to work one on one with a practitioner who can learn your overall health and help you create a program. We offer such support through our Natural Fertility Consultations. Our Fertility Herbalists can guide you in the right direction, on the right program, for your specific fertility health needs. Learn more and book a Fertility Consultation here…

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      I had small fibroids the one thing about fibroids is that they feed of the blood and get large so as long as you have them they get bigger and start to move into the uterus area . I went through a the shots to try to stop the bleeding a D&C was done as well in error to where I had to get another doctor who explained to me throughly about the fibroid. So my final outcome was a partial hysterectomy from the time I did this I had no more problems or experience of coldness. So allow the doctor to tell you different methods of getting rid of the fibroids but they don’t belong in your body. The procedure did not bother my mental state or my sex life just remember every surgery need healing proces

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    Hi there-
    I am having my first period after giving birth to my fifth child. He is 10 months old, and so I am still nursing him. I have had my period for two weeks, and it is extremely heavy. This also happened after my first, seven years ago and again after my fourth, three years ago. Slow flow helped tremendously (I only had to take it over 2-3 periods before my hormones evened out). However, I had finished nursing both other times. Is it safe to take while nursing my 10 month old – even if I just take it for a couple of days? I began vitex about 5 days ago but no luck yet. Thank you!

    • Dear Tara,

      Slow Flow is not intended for use when breastfeeding. Some of the herbs in this guide aren’t either. Perhaps starting by trying a vitamin C supplement, or a nettle and hibiscus infusion (strong tea). These two herbs are fine to consume while breastfeeding and could be just enough support. If not and you remain concerned, seek support from a naturopath, herbalist or midwife near you. They may have more suggestions.

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    i have been diagnosed with two polyps and a fibroid , the doctor has prescribed me Farlutal is says medrossiprogesterone acetato ( italian ) . These sindrome has made me psychologically very weak , crying all the time …any suggestions which i can take .

    • Dear Melissa,

      I’m sorry to hear this is weighing on you so!

      What has been prescribed to you is a steroidal progestin that is used to treat many gynecological disorders and as birth control. If you have not used it or when it has expired, consider the natural therapies we educate about in our guide The Best Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids…

      It may also help to address the sadness you feel by reaching out a friend with whom you can talk, a counselor, or try any of the stress reduction tips we share in our guide Stress and Your Fertility.

      I hope this is helpful!

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    Hi , I am having heavy periods with large blood clots since it was started when I was 12, & now I am 26. The cycle is normal, that ends to the 6th day. The monthly duration during periods is 25-30 days. But the 2nd day is like a hell for me. My normal life stops. Every two or three hour I need to change the pad. And always there are large clots with the blood which irritates me the most. It caused me Anemia twice or thrice. I also have taken iron supplements for the Anemia, suggested by a medicine dr. Is there any permanent solution for this? If this is harmful what to do for getting rid of this. And also if I want to conceive a baby is there any problem with that?

    • Dear MNI,

      I am sorry to hear of all you are going through!

      Have you talked to your doctor or a specialist about the cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding and clots? This may be the best first step and will help in creation of a natural fertility program to be your solution.

      Taking an iron supplement is great! Anemia is not healthy, as you know. The tips in this guide can be considered as you seek answers as to the cause of this for you.

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    Hi Elizabeth,
    Wondering idf you have advice for me.
    I was on the contraceptive pill Dianette on and off for a number of years (never more than 1 year with 6 month breaks) and came off it over two years ago. For the first 6 months everything was fine and normal periods etc. However in May 2014 I started bleeding and haven’t really stopped apart from the occasional break of 1-2 days- I get a period that lasts around 10 days and then spot the rest of the month and sometimes bleed heavily the whole month. Needless to say, it is starting to take its tole and my body doesn’t seem to be self correcting.
    I have had an internal scan (no cysts, fibroids, pollops or endometrium were apparent) and smears etc. I do have a small enctropian but it is not believed this is the cause of the bleeding.

    I had a blood test last week to check my hormone and iron levels etc. Hormones were normal although they didn’t know what stage of my cycle I am at as I have been bleeding constantly. I am now almost deficient in iron.

    I am 27 years old and before I used the pill, I was like clockwork and went on it primarily to help with hormonal acne. I eat healthily and regularly exercise and am pretty sure there is nothing missing from my diet.

    The only thing I have been offered so far is the mini-progesterone only pill to help thin out my womb lining which they believe is thick (not sure how they know this or even know if I have a hormonal imbalance at this stage). I am reluctant to take more hormones given the problems they seem to have caused me.

    I have started taking Agnus castus (vitex) which I understand can help with the progesterone part of the cycle but am concerned as I have heard this herb can affect people differently and can have some nasty side effects.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    From London, UK

    • Hi Mary-Jane,

      Some things stand out to me that may help you with a direction to move forward…

      1. We have worked with thousands of clients who have taken vitex and I have not had reports of ‘nasty’ side effects, with the exception of two people who were taking too much. Words can be powerful, they can deeply root fears or be inspiring. Use your best judgement. Vitex support the health of the pituitary gland, which plays a key role in hormone balance overall, not just progesterone.

      2. If you haven’t looked into the product called Slow Flow – definitely look into it! It could be a great place to start to get your menses under control.

      3. Hormonal birth control of any type programs a woman’s body to derail and become programmed to be on an unnatural hormonal cycle – one in which it was not designed to stick to. It is confusing for the body to take hormones, regardless of the reasoning, so when a woman goes off of the hormones, it can be typical for her body to not know exactly how to regular her natural menstrual cycle. We find that women who have used birth control in the past benefit greatly from cleansing the liver and then supporting natural hormone regulation with herbs. Fertility Cleansing focuses on these two key areas. In addition, supplementing with a high quality whole food multivitamin and in your case, iron to restore lost nutrients. Believe it or not, birth control can actually deplete the body of vitamins and minerals.

      4. Once you get your bleeding under control and hopefully your cycle a bit more on track, make an appt. with your doctor to get your hormone levels (all of them) tested at the right times in your cycle. This will help your doctor and you see if you have any other issues that need addressed.

      5. Be patient, be diligent. It takes time to correct the menstrual cycle naturally. Give yourself a minimum of 6 months.

      6. Ask for further guidance if this feels overwhelming! We offer great consultations via email.

      Helpful links:
      How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control
      Fertility Cleansing

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      Scans are really not an accurate way of determining whether or not you have something in your uterus. I had an internal scan done, then I had a uterine biopsy done. This said that there was some extra tissue in there that did not belong. They did a D&C and found a polyp the size of my thumb. I had bleeding issues for quite some time. My cycles would last 2 weeks and then they just didn’t want to stop. But they were typically never heavy just constant icky spotting. Once the polyp was removed, no more constant cycling.

    • Dear Vicky,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with Mary-Jane!

      There are many types of scans and doctor perform them differently. I am sorry you feel yours weren’t accurate!

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    I have been taking vitex for over a week for heavy bleeding with clots. It slowed all of that down within 24 hours, but I continued to take it and now I am just bleeding regular. I need to stop this bleeding altogether since I have been bleeding for over 2 months. I went to a medical doctor who says I am entering perimenopause and have a hormonal imbalance. They put me on Provera that only helped as long as I was taking it and as soon as it ran out, the bleeding was painful and more aggressive. I don’t want to go that route again. Therefore, I am willing to continue to try natural herbs. I did notice that some herbs still cause bleeding…

    • Dear CW,

      I am sorry you have been through all of this and continue to bleed.

      Lifestyle habits – diet and exercise – in addition to the natural progression thru perimenopause toward menopause can make impact how well Vitex works for some women. As I am sure you know, perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause and as perimenopause progresses toward menopause, it is normal for menstrual cycles to become irregular and for hormone levels to fluctuate.

      This being said, we have learned through our research and work with clients that vitex may start working within 10 days, but full benefits may not be experienced until 6 months or longer. It may help you to consider the additional suggestions made in this article about Acute Support of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Times, but also seeking additional medical help either from a medical doctor willing to support the use of natural therapies or a naturopathic doctor.

      There are also additional tips in our Natural Guide for Menstrual Health that may be helpful under the subheading Heavy menstruation.

      I hope this is helpful!

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    After applying the progesterone cream I bought at your shop, my period came within 3 weeks on 1 Oct 2014 (based on the advice to use it in the second half of the menstrual cycle). The flow is surprisingly light (about 4 tablespoon in total), and pain-free (without cramps or fatigue I usually feel). I was happy. Then on 21 Oct, I felt all the PMS symptoms and applied the progestrone cream again. On 28th Oct, my menses came, but this time, flow is heavy (about 6 tablespoon just on first two days, making me extremely fatigue and depressed). Should I try the slow flow product? I have thalassemia minor, and am advised against taking iron supplements. Thanks

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Valerie,

      I am not certain I know enough to be able to guide you.

      Was October 21st just after ovulation for you? What dose are you taking each day? Have you confirmed through testing that you in fact do have low progesterone levels? This really is important to know before using natural progesterone cream. You would not want to work to increase progesterone levels if you don’t need to.

      It is also important to address the underlying imbalance and/or condition affecting your fertility health. The goal of our programs is to support the body in re-learning balance and/or supporting balance when fertility issues are present.

      There are also instances where estrogen dominance may temporarily become worse when first beginning natural progesterone cream. Consider taking time to read through our article Natural Progesterone Cream Use: 10 Things You Should Know. The information there may offer additional insight.

      I hope to hear back from you.

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    I have severe bleeding during periods. Can u please suggest some home remedies or capsules which reduce this? I am 19 years old.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Janu,

      It is going to be best for you to make an appointment to see a doctor. He/She will be able to run tests and help you understand why this is happening. Severe bleeding can lead to anemia and may have a negative impact on your overall health. Consider the dietary and nutritional supplement suggestions made in this article as you seek further guidance from your healthcare provider.

      Take Care!

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    I do suffer from the heavy can you send me send the tees I need to have it in writing

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Romy,

      I am sorry you have to deal with heavy menstrual bleeding. We sell a number of the herbs and supplements referred to here in The Natural Fertility Shop. If you are wanting the Heavy Bleeding Infusion (Tea), the recipe is in the article. Here is the recipe again for your convenience…

      Heavy Bleeding Infusion (Tea)
      2 parts dried Yarrow (astringent, reduces bleeding)
      2 part Shepherd’s purse (astringent, reduces heavy uterine bleeding, prevents hemorrhage)
      1 part dried Nettle leaf (high in iron, astringent, prevents hemorrhaging)
      ½ part Hibiscus flower (high in Vitamin C, nice flavor addition)

      Place a small handful of the mixture into a quart glass mason jar. Fill with just boiled water, cap tightly. Steep for 30-40 minutes. Drink 3-4 cups a day.

      I am sorry this is not a tea we sell, rather has to be made by you.

      I wish you well!

  11. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. I apologize for not being able to reply to all past comments. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

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    I have been bleeding since April 10th 2012 and still going. I went to my doctor took the test for cancer haven’t gotten the results as yet. Soak 8 pads a day.My blood count is very low and my pressure is high. I am drinking red rasberry tea, molasses, chrophyll . I dont know what else to do. Am I at risk right now.


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      Research Shepherd’s Purse. I tried many natural remedies that didn’t work for me. But Shepherd’s Purse was almost like turning off a faucet. I bought a tincture of it from a health food store. Made tea. Drank only 1/2 cup three times a day. It helped really fast and within three days the bleeding was 99.9% gone. And it stayed away… nourish your body with minerals. You likely need a lot of potassium and magnesium. God bless you!

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    Hi i was diagnosed with adenomyosis i have ver
    Very heavy painful periods and i have anemia
    Doc said hysterectomy is the only solution is this
    True help!

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    I have very heavy periods and severe cramps.I’ve been 4 a Lapscope in 2005 and the gynae found nothing wrong.what can I use to help as I am 42 yrs old

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    I have PCOS, somewhat overweight, been pregnant before naturally,
    couple live births, also miscarried twice too. I am on your fertility cleanse phase 3.
    I started on the 16th & lo & behold on the 17th I started menstration.
    So, I didn’t take my evening dose of womens best friend on the 17th nor did
    I take it at all on the 18th or 19th. However, my menses appeared to be almost done, Only pantlyliner being worn. So, I started back up on the 20th morning dose & noticed spotting still hasn’t completley stopped.
    Continud to be a FRESH pink/red blood (but not dark burgundy looking like it sometimes has been before) just fresh redish when wipe & I still have to wear pantyliners on the 21st & 22nd. So, if your keeping track tomorrow the 23rd will be 8 days with no sign of stopping tommorrow.
    Any guess to why my period almost stoppd (only when wiped it was there)
    & next day picked up like a period was started again, but light flow.
    Also, what affect does continuing on the cleanse during my menstration have? Like, I said stopped 2 whole days & half dose one day, but continued the other 5 days. I should mention too I’m on Maca, Royal Jelly,
    L-Arginine,Triple Omega fatty acid, cq-10 (but currently ran out of this one).
    I believe this is all fine to take when cleansing right? I’m cleansing because I’ve done a IVF cycle about 6 months ago & a IUI about 2 months ago both Neg getting ready to do a frozen IVF cycle in April.
    Thank you in advance,

    • Hi Lisa,

      It may be that some of the herbs in the Fertility Cleanse, plus the L-Arginine are slight blood thinners, which may contribute to the length of bleeding time. This is why we do not recommend using this while on your period. Everything you are taking with the Fertility Cleanse is fine. I am not sure what may be going on, but for women with PCOS it is very typical for those women to spot or get a full bleed during the Fertility Cleanse.

      Best Wishes,


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    I’m very interested in your article.
    I have sideropenic anemia because of my heavy periods and I’m 22.
    I’ve been on iron medications for about 5-6 years and I’m not so sure that they really help me, they just increase iron level really high and then after my period it is almoust all lost, my level is only 4-5. I personally think all these medication are just doing shock to my organism and not really any benefits. Recently I was on conctraceptive pills therapy but that gave me problems with heart and to be honest I’m not so comfortable taking those hormones.

    I’m also having another problem because of my aenemia- it’s hair loss. I had a strong beautiful hair and during my puberty it started to be thicker and thicker and right now I have bald areas on the top of head. Don’t need to talk you about being insecure.

    Any way, sorry for such a big post and my bad English, I’m writting you from Europe 🙂

    I really think nature is my only solution left.

    • Hi Ann,

      Please consider seeing a nutritionist or naturopathic doctor. Food sources of iron are easily assimilated by the body.

      I hope you can find answers to your health issues!

      Best Wishes,


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    This is a very interesting article, I have had heavy period for years, and this I can confirm for four other siblings. One of my sibling has one child and was diagnose with endomitriosis, another one have experienced 4 miscarriages, she is still childless. I have been battling with a pro-lactin problem for almost 20 years. I am still childless and would really love to get the opportunity to be a mother. I believe that there is a fertility problem in my family, even though I have other sisters with 4,5, & 6 children. I am all the way in Jamaica and I am not sure if I will be able to access some of these things that you are recommending.

    • Hi Sandra,

      Your story is interesting as well. Have you and your sisters talked to a doctor about a possibility of a miscarriage or pregnancy difficulty link within your family? All of you may want to consider getting some testing done. One reason alone to consider the testing is that if there is a genetic link this may be passed on to your children.

      We ship to Jamaica, you can find all of our products in our virtual Natural Fertility Shop at this link:

      Best Wishes,