Fact Check: Can a quick home remedy restore periods?

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Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Quick Take 

An Instagram video asserts that a home remedy can restore a one-year absence of periods/menstrual cycle within five minutes. Upon fact-checking, we found this claim to be false.

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The Claim

A video on Instagram claims that drinking a combination of jaggery, ajwain, turmeric and ghee can bring back the year old  absent period in five minutes. This video has garnered 159,509 likes till we last checked.

We have attached a screenshot of the claim below:

Can a quick home remedy restore periods?

Fact Check

What are menstrual cycles/menses/periods?

The menstrual cycle is a monthly process preparing the female body for possible pregnancy, lasting 21 to 35 days. It begins with the menses phase, shedding the uterine lining if no pregnancy occurs. A typical period lasts two to seven days. The follicular phase follows, increasing oestrogen to grow the uterine lining. Ovulation then releases an egg, marking the luteal phase with elevated progesterone, preparing the uterus for pregnancy. If no fertilisation occurs, hormone levels drop, triggering the menses phase anew.

What factors cause irregular menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycles typically span four to seven days, occurring every 28 to 30 days, with variations considered normal. Factors affecting cycle length include hormonal changes, age, overall health, and medical conditions. Irregular periods involve intervals shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days, three or more consecutive missed periods, and abnormal flow. Common causes include stress, weight fluctuations, intense exercise, birth control, blood thinners, reproductive organ surgeries, and blockages. Conditions like cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hormonal issues, and pelvic inflammatory disease can also contribute to irregular menstruation.

Is it safe to solely use natural remedies for menstrual cycle?

Not exactly. Relying solely on natural remedies carries risks. It is important to note that while these remedies can alleviate symptoms, they do not address the root cause. Managing menstrual irregularities and pain may involve practices like exercise, yoga, stress reduction, and dietary changes such as consuming cinnamon and ginger, while cutting back on alcohol and smoking. However, for effective relief, menstrual pain may necessitate medical pain management and adequate rest, while irregularities often require a combination of medical and surgical interventions based on the underlying cause.

Can a mix of ghee, turmeric, ajwain, and jaggery help resume periods after a year of absence?

No. This mixture may aid immunity but there is no visible evidence supporting the claim that a combination of ghee, turmeric, ajwain, and jaggery can restore a menstrual period that has been absent for a year.

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may have some effect on hormonal balance, but its direct impact on menstrual irregularities is not well-established. Ajwain is often used in traditional medicine for digestive issues and may have some secondary effects, but there is no scientific evidence supporting its role in regulating periods. Jaggery is a natural sweetener but has no direct connection to menstrual regularity.

What should be done if menstruation has stopped for a year?

If menstruation has stopped for a year, it is crucial to consult a healthcare professional promptly. This condition, known as amenorrhea, can be caused by various factors such as hormonal imbalances, stress, or underlying health issues. A thorough medical evaluation is necessary to identify the cause and determine appropriate treatment, which may involve hormonal therapy, lifestyle adjustments, or addressing any underlying medical conditions. Early intervention ensures proper management and promotes overall reproductive health.

Dr Anita Gupta

Gynecologist Dr. Anita Gupta, Associate Director at Fortis La Femme, New Delhi, advises addressing irregular menstrual cycles by identifying and treating underlying medical or gynaecological causes. She emphasises that, in many instances, hormonal tablets prescribed by a gynecologist have proven effective in regulating menstrual cycles.

Anurupa Bose, Nutritionist

Nutritionist Anurupa Bose highlights concerns about irregular menstrual cycles, attributing them to factors like age, hormonal imbalances (such as PCOD and thyroid dysfunction), lack of exercise, irregular sleep, and high stress levels. She suggests lifestyle changes, including a balanced diet, avoidance of sugary and processed foods, and regular exercise, to manage hormonal balance, regulate menstrual cycles, and address issues like delayed menopause, ultimately impacting future fertility.

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Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is the consumption of ghee and jaggery effective in regulating menstrual cycles?
No. There is no scientific evidence to conclusively support the notion that consuming ghee and jaggery is effective in regulating menstrual cycles. While some traditional remedies suggest benefits, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and evidence-based approaches to address menstrual irregularities.

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Aditi Gangal

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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