How to Control a Heavy Flow with 5 Natural Remedies

How to Control a Heavy Flow with 5 Natural Remedies
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 30 May, 2022

When a woman has a heavy flow, she has a medical condition known as menorrhagiaIt’s one of the most common types of period problems and is characterized by an excessive amount of menstrual fluids.

It’s a very uncomfortable medical condition that keeps women from being involved in many everyday activities. Likewise, it may sometimes result into moodiness due to insecurity growing from the constant risk of leaking or staining.

Actually, if women experience a heavy flow for a prolonged period of time, they can suffer from anemia, physical weakness and other negative reactions that put their health at risk. Therefore, you should be aware and try out several natural remedies that may help control it without the use of any medication.

Keep on reading!

1. Apple cider vinegar drink

Apple cider vinegar

Due to it being high in nutrients, apple cider vinegar is one of the best ingredients for reversing the negative effects of having a heavy period. It’s great for reducing the risk of hormone imbalances and swelling. At the same time, it’s purifying properties makes it great for your overall health.


  • 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Dilute the apple cider vinegar in one cup of warm water.


  • Drink 2 or 3 cups every day at least 3 times a week.
  • Try to drink it every day before the week of your period.

2. Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices for a woman. Consuming cinnamon can help with balance your hormones and reduce period related problems. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties that prevent premenstrual syndrome symptoms, among other things.


  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (3 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Put the teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the cup of boiling water.
  • Cover the drink, let it to cool for 10 minutes and strain.


  • Drink 2 cups of tea a day during the week before your period.

3. Raspberry leaf tea

Raspberry leaf tea

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of raspberry leafs are great for treating some of the problems that come from having a heavy period. Their great amount of tannin content is good for the uterine area muscles. They reduce menstrual pain and bloating.


  • 1 tablespoon of dried raspberry leaves (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the raspberry leaves to a cup of boiling water.
  • Cover the water, reduce heat to low and let it boil for 3 minutes.
  • Afterwards, let it cool for 10 more minutes at room temperature and strain.


  • Drink 2 or 3 cups daily.
  • Start it 5 days before your period.

4. Bach flowers remedies

Bach flower remedies aren’t only a natural solution for menorrhagia, by consuming their extracts also reduces the sensitivity women experience during their period. They’re perfect for preventing mood-swings.


  • 5 drops of Bach flower remedy extract
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)


  • Dilute the Bach flower remedy extract in a half cup of warm water.


  • Drink 2 times a day, before and after your period.

Check out this article too: How to Understand the Bach Flower Therapy in a Simple Way

5. Licorice root and honey tea

Licorice root contains active ingredients that help regulate the body’s estrogen levels in order to stop heavy period flows. Combining the root with honey creates a relaxing and anti-inflammatory remedy. Therefore, by taking it you can reduce bloating and pain caused by your period.


  • ½ tablespoon of licorice root (5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)


  • Add the licorice root to the cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  • When the water reaches a boil, turn down the heat to low and let it to cook for 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, let it cool at room temperature for 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Once it’s cool, strain it and add the honey.


  • Drink the tea at mid-morning and again in the afternoon.
  • Start drinking the tea 3 or 5 days before your period.

Go ahead and try out any of these natural remedies if you’re a lady who struggles with having a heavy period. The outcome of these remedies may vary case by case, depending on each woman’s hormonal activity, they generally work well for calming the body down.


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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.