Q. Can Kalarchikai cause delay in periods?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 25, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have PCOD, and I am taking Kalarchikai powder with pepper two times a day on an empty stomach, morning and evening. My periods come between 34 to 38 days, but it is already 42 days. Is this a side effect of Kalarchikai powder? I have gas and acne also. It has been almost 25 days since I started consuming this powder. I am trying to conceive. Please tell me what to do?



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PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a hormonal disorder. It has some common symptoms like irregular periods, acne, unwanted facial hairs, weight gain, etc. However, the severity of the symptoms depends on how many hormonal imbalances are there. So it requires some investigation reports like ultrasonography (USG) of abdomen, LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), CBC (complete blood count), etc.

Hormonal imbalances, and frequent consumption of spicy and junk foods like pizza, ice-creams, burgers, etc., are the few causes of PCOD. Also, lack of physical exercise or familial history can lead to PCOD. But nothing to worry about this. It can be managed naturally through Ayurvedic medicines and some Yoga practices.

I suggest you take the following Ayurvedic medicines regularly for one month. It will take at least four months, so monthly follow-up is required to know about improvement. Medicines should be taken with lukewarm water. Before taking syrup, you should check out your blood sugar. If you have blood sugar, I suggest you take M2 tone in tablet form.

  1. Kalarchikai (fever nut) choorna should be taken, one teaspoon thrice a day after meals.
  2. Avoid Spicy and fried junk foods.
  3. Avoid cold drinks, soft drinks, ice cream, etc.
  4. Drink plenty of lukewarm water regularly.
  5. Do regular meditation, kapalbhati, mandukasana and ardhamatyendrasana for five minutes each day. You should also do pranayam like anulom vilom, nadi shodhan, and bhramari. It helps to regulate metabolism.

Provide your follow-up monthly wise. If you have any issues during meditations, you may feel free to revert.

Thank you.

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