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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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 ๐Ÿคข 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)

Corianderโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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.


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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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 ๐Ÿ˜ Yes, my apples in the picture look oxidated. I took this pic half way finishing the whole bowl ๐Ÿ˜†

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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.