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! 😍

Eating Clean: Day 1

As what I posted yesterday, I’m committed to change my poor diet to support my Adenomyosis healing. As my doctor said, I have to change for my own good. She was right, I should remember the pain. The pain that caused me have to had bed rest for few days every month 😭😭😭

It’s day 9 from the first day of my period. The bleeding has stopped on day 5, but until today I still can feel the pain. Today’s pain are slight cramps (3/10) and slight rectal pain (2/10). I think I can manage without ibuprofen today. 


I’m thinking to keep food journal of what I eat every day to keep in track, and the picture will speak it self. 

 

I had a cup of warm lemon water and honey 30 minutes before breakfast but I didn’t take picture of it 😁 Yes, my apples in the picture look oxidated. I took this pic half way finishing the whole bowl πŸ˜†

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Update: 

Around 11:30 I had cramps, back pain, rectal pain, and right leg pain (7/10). I had to take 1x200mg ibuprofen. It’s 4pm now, the pain level went down to 3/10.


24 hours water fasting


I’m doing water fasting today. I will do it for 24 hours. I started last night at 10pm, I will break my fast tonight at 10pm.

Fasting is not a new thing for me. I’m a Muslim. I always fast during Ramadan since I was 10 years old. The way Muslim fast is by not eat and drink from sunrise to sundown. In Ramadan we should do it for a month. We can also fast in months other than Ramadan, it’s optional. But why this time I’m choosing water fasting? Well, my doctor advised me to do water fasting to help my healing from Adenomyosis once a week. I started last month. I think there is slight improvement with the symptoms.

On my last ovulation day I was fasting. I usually experience cramps and back pain on that day, but when I was fasting,  those symptoms were gone. So I wanted to give this fasting regime more shots!

Yesterday (day 6 before my next period) I started to feel slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort. It’s a bad news for me. That’s why I decided to fast today, to relieve those symptoms and hopefully my body reduce the inflammation inside my uterus.

It’s almost noon. I feel a little bit weak and hungry. But other than that I feel fine. The slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort has gone. I’ll give further update later 😊

9:30 pm

Total water taken: 2L

I broke my fast half an hour earlier than what I scheduled. I have to go to bed at 10:30pm. It’s not healthy to eat too close to bed time. So here’s my breaking meal… Mango and dragon fruit!


Start from tomorrow no more chips, wafers and other junk food. No more cheats!