A menstrual disorder is a condition whereby a woman’s menstrual cycle is coupled with irregularities. This usually results in heavy bleeding, mood swings and missed periods. These symptoms of menstrual disorder greatly affect a woman’s activities in her daily life. There are four widely known types of menstrual disorders; menorrhagia, amenorrhea,dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome. Menorrhagia is heavy bleeding during menstruation.
Normal blood loss in a menstrual period is usually 5 tablespoons, but when undergoing heavy bleeding the woman loses 50 to 125 ml of blood during the menstruation period. Amenorrhea is now the total opposite of menstruation; it is when a woman experiences no menstruation period at all. Dysmmenorrhea is a disorder whereby the menstrual cramps are more painful and they persist. Premenstrual syndrome has a range of physical and psychological symptoms. The psychological symptoms associated with menstrual disorders include anger, depression and tension. The physical symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome include constipation, fatigue, swollen breasts and migraines.
The effects that come about due to menstrual disorders have very far reaching consequences like anemia which means that an effective solution is very important for the affected women. The biggest problem with modern drugs is that each drug treats only one symptom in itself forcing a woman to take a handful of drugs to get better. Researchers have been persistently looking for an effective solution that can counter nearly all the side effects of menstrual disorders. A study by Indian scientists for the Indian Journal of Biology found that Calendula tea treats menstrual disorders very effectively. According to the research, this is made possible by the presence of flavonoids in calendula tea. The flavonoids are believed to ease cramping by inhibiting production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are inflammatory compounds that make women feel pain especially during menstruation. The study was carried out on 70 female patients who all reported a sharp decrease in the cramp pain, nausea feeling and migraines after taking the Calendula tea. These studies and others have proved that Calendula is effective in treatment of menstrual disorders.
Calendula tea can be easily prepared at home. You just need to have the Calendula flower and water and possibly sugar or honey to add taste. Simply Heat the cup of water to boiling point. Add the flower petals into the water. Cover the mixture and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Use a strainer to separate the petals from the water. Add sugar or honey as per your preference. Calendula teabags are available in our online store and various pharmacies.
As per the writings of the Quaid-l-Azam University, application of Calendula massaging gel around the pelvic area reduces the pain brought about by muscle cramps. The Calendula massaging gel is also readily available in hospitals and in our online shop. Massage should be done gently around the pelvic area 3 times a day and preferably after taking a bath. If possible avoid taking cold showers when having menstrual cramps. Avoid Using Calendula tea with other laxatives, because this combination results in increased sleepiness and fatigue. Before using Calendula products for treating menstrual disorders, make sure that you are not allergic to calendula. Allergy to Calendula can be determined by checking if you are allergic to other flowers in the same family as Calendula.