Is it advisable to take Kalarchikai choornam for irregular periods?

Q. Will Kalarchikai choornam help in curing irregular periods?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am having irregular periods. Shall I take kalarchikai choornam?



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There are several causes for irregular menstruation. PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is one of them. If you do have this issue then you can take kalarchikai (Caesalpinia Bonducella) 0.11 oz twice a day with warm water after meals for three months regularly. To rule out this issue, once you should go for USG (ultrasound) abdomen.

The Probable causes:

PCOD, hypothyroidism, taking contraceptive or emergency pills, inflammatory pelvic diseases, climatic changes, food changes, etc.

Investigations to be done:

USG abdomen, thyroid profile.

Treatment plan:

If you have an irregular period due to PCOD, then you can go through Kalarchikai choornam as the above-mentioned dose.

Preventive measures:

Avoid spicy and fried junk foods, do regular kapalbhati, mandukasana and ardhamatsyendrasana.

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