How many days a menstrual period lasts, how much is the flow during the duration of the periods-it all varies according to individual patterns. As long as a woman has her periods every month, regularly, the cycle being anywhere between 26-35 days, it is normal. The bleeding may be for two, three or even six to seven days. The rhythm and duration of the periods is person-specific, depending upon a woman’s individual hormone settings. Sometimes the cycle may change after a D&C (dilatation and curretage) or childbirth. The amount of bleeding depends on the thickness of the lining shed, and the thickness of the lining depends on hormone balance, diet, exercise, emotions, stress, etc. As long as a cycle is regular, it is not considered abnormal or scanty.
Home Remedies to Cure the Scanty Periods
These remedies should be started a day or two before the the due date of the periods, and taken for three to four days.
1. Ginger Tea
Fresh ginger, pounded and brewed as a strong herbal tea, sweetened with honey or sugar to taste, should be taken thrice a day.
2. Sesame Seeds
Half a teaspoon of sesame seeds, pounded, should be taken with a glass of hot water 2-3 times a day, starting two days before the due date of the periods.
3. Carrot Juice
Half to one cup of parsley or carrot juice should be taken once a day.
Eat papaya regularly.
5. Herbal Tea
Herbal tea made with marigold heads or leaves: Drink half a cup 3-4 times a day.