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Using Essential Oils for Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Flow)

on May 22, 2013

ET-0000007About Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy or extended menstrual bleeding, or irregular  bleeding at any time.  If you suffer from this disorder you should see a doctor to assess whether it is a sign of a more serious condition.   Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) either from heavy flow or prolonged bleeding can be severe enough for discomfort and in some cases limiting normal activity.  Some  experience heavier than normal bleeding in the premenopausal years (average menopause is 51 years).  If the heavy bleeding is not caused by a more serious condition, then it can often be helped with essential oils.

Suggested Essential Oils & Products for Menorrhagia

How Use Essential Oils for Menorrhagia

  • Geranium and lemon in a daily bath have been shown to be a helpful way to ease Menorrhagia.
  • Apply 2 – 4 drops of Solace or Clary Sage/Cypress topically to the abdomen to help if the heavy bleeding is accompanied with cramps.  Use a warm compress on abdomen after applying oils.
  • Make the blend recipe below to help slow down a heavy flow.

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Linking with: Encourage One Another, Healthy 2day, Homemaking Link-Up, Wellness Wednesday, Wise Woman Link-Up

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3 responses to “Using Essential Oils for Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Flow)

  1. Trisha says:

    Can this also be used for menstrual cramps? I’ve only once suffered from abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding (the 1st period i had 16 months after having my twins). But I do struggle with menstrual cramps and would love to find something better than ibuprofen to deal with those! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on our Wellness Wednesday link-up. Very good info!

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