Menorrhagia is nothing but excessive bleeding during menstruation. In Ayurveda terminologies this condition is known as Rakta Pradara.

It is found that due to hormonal imbalance in body of the patient excessive bleeding takes place during menstruation. As per Ayurveda, aggravation of Pitta is to be blamed for this disease. Cancer in uterus can also be one of the reason for this condition.

During menstruation patient might feel pain in abdomen, lumber region or hips and excessive bleeding takes place for a long period. This disease exhaust the patient and if not treated may lead to various other complexities like anemia.  Giddiness, headache restlessness are few symptoms those are complained by the patient. Patient might also feel breathlessness.

Ayurvedic Treatment:

Ashoka is the herb of choice to treat this condition. Lodhra is another herb of choice in Ayurveda to treat this condition. The powder of the barks of these two herbs are administered to the patient either separately or in a compound form. This can be given four times  day with a dose of one teaspoonful.

Ashokarista and Lodhrasava are two popular medicines in Ayurveda which are advised to the patients at a dose of 30 ml twice daily after food with water.

Tender leaves of pomegranate tree are also helpful in this condition. Seven tender leaves and seven grains of rice are mixed together to prepare a paste and given to the patient twice daily for a month.

Pravala(coral) and Mukta(pearl) are used in the acute condition of this disease. The powder form of this medicine popularly known as pishti is given to the patient in the dose of 100 mg four times a day.


All kind of hot and spicy food needs to be avoided. Old rice, wheat, moong dal, milk and ghee can be given to the patient. Pomegranate, sugarcane juice, grapes, banana, jack fruit are useful for the patient.

Avoid any kind of exercise. Take sufficient rest mentally as well as physically. Excessive exposure to sun, vehicle riding, long journey are harmful in this disease.

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Smriti says:

    My daughter who is 16 years is suffering menorrhagia since last two years. We tried allopathic and. Please suggest medicines available in jabalpur. its almost 25 days she is bleeding.

    • admin says:

      We are sorry to hear that your daughter is suffering from Menorrhagia. Please remember that this is a completely curable disease. As we have discussed in this article there are several medicines available for this. But we donot prescribe any medicine without physically checking the patient. Please visit a nearby reputed doctor. Based on “Dosha” of body doctor will prescribe proper medicines. Don’t delay to treat any disease, as early diagnosed diseases are easily curable.

      We wish your daughter a quick recovery.

  2. Odette says:

    I have had menorraghia for 23 years. The past four months have been the most normal in those years, but I am very very anemic. I am taking an iron pill which is an organic natural one well tolerated by my very sensitive stomach. What else can I be taking to heal my body. My holistic doctors prescribed shephards purse and it did nothing. Also is there. A link for Ayurvedic practices in my area?

  3. Odette says:

    Need practices in the US…NEW JERSEY, thanks

  4. Suman Rastogi says:

    Respected Madam
    I am 48 years and 6 months old. I underwent Bental Surgery at A.I.I.M.S. New Delhi on 23/11/2012. Now I am taking tab Warf 5mg and warf 7 mg alternatively. Since last two months I have excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle. This month Menstruation has started within 15 days. Is this the effect of warf. Kindly guide me what should I do in this situation

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