Coriander Seeds Decoction for a Heavy Menstrual Flow


Today is day 2 of my period. I have an excessive bleeding that caused lower back pain (7/10), lower abdomen pain (4-5/10), and right leg pain(3-4/10). I can describe the lower back pain as being hit with a baseball bat over and over again. It felt like my lower back was going to break. I took ibuprofen in the morning, but after one hour it didn’t relieve the pain at all. I cried 😭😭😭

I texted my doctor to update my symptoms today. She called me, told me to take some of my Ayurvedic medicines and also to make decoction from coriander seeds and a cup of water. What I need was

1 tbsp of coriander seeds (I use coriander seed powder) + 1 cup of water

Boil it with medium heat until only half cup left, for about 8-10 minutes. Drink whilst it warms.

The question is why coriander seeds?

Coriander seeds contain natural stimulants that stimulate your endocrine glands to secrete and maintain proper hormone balance, which ensures that the associated pain with the cycle is reduced, and excess flow is alleviated 

Source: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-coriander-seeds/

This source also mentioned a different way to make a coriander seeds decoction:

What You Need

6 g coriander seeds

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 liter water

What You Have To Do

Boil 6 grams of coriander seeds in half a liter of water.

Add a teaspoon of sugar when the water has been reduced to half.

Drink the mixture while it is still warm.

How Often Should You Use It

This mixture should be consumed thrice a day daily.

I didn’t use sugar or honey at all in my decoction, it tasted so awful. I almost puke 🀒 So, my advice is to add a little bit of honey to kill the odd taste.

Here are more information about the health benefits of coriander seeds and it leaves (cilantro)


One tablespoon of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seeds contains about: (9, 10)

15 calories

2.8 grams carbohydrates

0.6 gram protein

0.9 gram fat

2.1 grams fiber

0.8 milligram iron (4.6 percent DV)

16 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)

35 milligrams calcium (3.5 percent DV)

20 milligrams phosphorus (2 percent DV)

1 milligram vitamin C (1.7 percent DV)

Coriander’s volatile oil is also rich in beneficial phytonutrients like carvone, geraniol, limonene, borneol, camphor, elemol and linalool. It also has flavonoids, including quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and apigenin, as well as active phenolic acid compounds, including caffeic and chlorogenic acid.

Source: https://draxe.com/coriander/

After about an hour my lower back pain has lessen to 3-4/10, lower abdomen pain has down to 2-3/10, and the leg pain has gone. The bleeding has been less heavy. So it works, yay! 😍

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March PD2: Miracle Day


Day 2

Total ibuprofen taken: 1

Symptoms: Heavy bleeding, Back pain (2-4/10), Lower abdomen pain (1/10)

Last cycle I took 4×200 mg ibuprofen on day 2. I had heavy bleeding, back pain (2-3/10), cramps (4-5/10), and nauseous.

I’m down from 4 to 1 ibuprofen. For me that’s a miracle! The endo diet works, the Ayurvedic medicines and supplements work. I’m very grateful!!! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Ayurvedic Medicines Feb – April

My new batch of medicine had arrived 3 days ago. This time my friend carried it for me from India. As I posted before, I had a problem with Chinese postal office. They held my medicine and told me that I shouldn’t send medicine by postal service. That’s odd, I’ve been doing it for more than a year and they have just complained 2 months ago. Anyways, next time I might need to use DHL although it will be more expensive.


Those are my medicine for the next two months. The prescription is the same as what I got last month. 

As you see, my doctor named the medicine as fibree 1,2,3. It’s actually not their real name. Each medicine is a mixture of several herbal medicine that made specifically for my condition. My doctor had changed my medicine several times now. It depends on how’s my health progressing in this treatment.


These are my morning pills.


And these are my day and night pills. Yep, lots of pills to take! Not including my vitamins and supplements 😁😁😁

This is how I live with Adenomyosis.  It requires a lot of discipline and patience. Discipline to take all of supplements and medicine on time, discipline not to eat what I shouldn’t eat, and be patient with all of the pain. It’s quite challenging, but I know I can do it πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻😊😊😊

Eating Clean: Day 13

I had a late breakfast, around 11 am. I woke up quite early but I felt tired because I woke up several time the night before. So I decided to take a nap to regain my energy. 

I had papayas, strawberries, fava beans, almonds, and cashews for breakfast. Nuts and beans really help to make me feel stuffed.


For lunch I had ιΊ»θΎ£ζ±€ (Malatang: spicy soup). I didn’t expect the restaurant to gave me that much chili oil because I ordered the mild broth, I ended up do not drink the soup πŸ˜“

So what’s in my soup? There are cauliflowers, napa cabbages, black mushrooms, seaweeds, rice noodles, and quail eggs. I didn’t eat the quail eggs, I forgot that I shouldn’t order it because it’s almost my period time, it’s better to avoid anything from animals including eggs.


I had a late lunch, around 3:30pm. By the dinner time, I didn’t really feel hungry. So I just eat seamed organic rice, steamed cauliflowers, and steamed pineapple.

Around 9pm I started eat mix nuts again πŸ˜†


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Pain checker of day -3 of the projected period:

No pain at all, my mood was good 😊 I still have a little cold symptom, but I think it’s going away. 

The same day last period I did 24 hours water fasting to relieve my back pain and lower abdomen discomfort.

Medicine and Suplements

I got my Ayurvedic medicines yesterday. I had to picked it up at the custom office. They held it for few days. Apparently Chinese regulations prohibit people in China to receive medicines from abroad. The funny thing was I have been receiving Ayurvedic medicines for more than a year and they just started to check my package this month. Apparently I have ran out luck! 

It’s not a good news for me. I need to figure how to get my medicines deliver from India to China, no matter what.

Anyway, here is my new Ayurvedic medicines for the next one month.


I also take some suplements every morning.


I bought turmeric supplement from iherb. I read that turmeric is good to reduce inflammation, I want to give it a shot. I’m still waiting for reply from my doctor about the dosage that I should take. The brand that I bought is called Organic India. It has a really good review from many people on iherb. Let’s see how my body reacts to it.


My Medicines

I have two doctors who are treating my Adenomyosis. My first doctor is an Ayurvedic gynecologist from India, she has been treating me for more than a year now. She also sent me medicines when I had miscarriage. My second doctor is a local gynecologist here in China. 

My Chinese gynecologist gave me some capsules that will help regulates my menstrual problem, it also helps relieve the pain. I have checked with my Indian gynecologist, she said it’s not contradicts my current medicines. So now I’m taking medicines from both doctors πŸ˜†


Because I ran out my Ayurvedic pills, for now I only take Ayurvedic decoction that mixed with 1tsp castor oil in the morning and only Ayurvedic decoction at night. 


This drink tastes so bad, I always feel want to throw up after I drink it 😷😷😷 I always tell my self, “Drink it like a champ! Drink it like a champ!”. But after that… 😫😫😫😷😷😷

I’m still waiting for my new Ayurvedic medicines arrive, maybe next week. Meanwhile I have to survive the castor oil madness 😱😱😱

Change!


I just had a chat with my doctor by phone. She told me that I have a poor diet and I need to change my diet for good if I want to get relieve from my pain. 

I eat too much potato chips, too little fruits and veggies. She told me to cut off potato chips and all of the packaged food, reduce my seafood intake, increase my fruit and vegetable intake, and also add more variety of them. She also told me specifically to add pomegranate, papaya, and goji berry for my diet. Oh my God, it’s sounds a lot for me! But she said if I can follow her advice, it will cut off the pain level for about 50% 😱😱😱 yes, I want that!!!! 

She sent me a link of how to massage certain point on my leg to help my menstrual problem. How cool is that?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHAQSTzmDCq/

 I have a great doctor. I need to stop being careless about my health. I need to change, NOW!