How do you know if your periods are heavy?
Well, heavy periods are defined as losing over 80mls of blood over the course of your period- this works out at 8 fully soaked super tampons or 16 fully soaked regular tampons.
For SO many women I see, heavy periods hugely affect their life! You can read my post on Heavy Periods here. As this post is dedicated to my go to supplement for heavy bleeding:
Capsella or Shepard’s purse in English.
Capsella is an astringent herb which means it reduces blood flow by gently tightening and toning the blood vessels = reducing menstrual flow.
This amazing herbs works so well for heavy periods. For so many women, heavy periods are actually the root of their health complaints- if you stop the bleeding, you re-nourish the body and so many symptoms clear up.
I am training to be a Herbal Medicine Practitioner at the moment (hopefully I will be qualified by August 2022!) and the more I learn, the more I feel that herbs were put on this earth for us to use. How amazing is it that we have a plant in nature like Capsella that works so well for menstrual issues?
I am the biggest science nerd, I love knowing how things work - but I also adore Chinese and Ayurveda medicine and I use both with every client that I see. A really common thing that we see with women, is a condition we call 'blood deficiency' (this is a traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis).
You can become blood deficient by:
Loosing too much blood (either from birth during delivery or periods)
From mentally over exhausting your self (working+ looking after kids + studying + gym + friends + worry etc!)
Low iron diet
The symptoms of blood deficiency include;
Heavy periods, irregular periods or no periods.
I KNOW so many of you reading this are thinking - that’s me! It’s one of the most common things I see in the clinic with women.
We stock over 250+ herbs in the clinic and make up personalised tonics for exactly what you may need. We often use blood tonics along side Capsella too. Nourishing the body while reducing bleeding = the dream team! Unfortunately, we can’t give herbs without a consultation first. However, you can book in with our herbalist Roisin, here.
If you need a little more personalised advice on this, don’t be afraid to get in touch! I also have an online Seminar 'Making Up With Your Hormones' and I chat all things periods in this. ❤️