Your menstrual cycle occurs every 21 to 35 days and can last two to seven days, according to MayoClinic.com. The menstrual cycle is designed to help prepare your body for the possibility of pregnancy. If an egg is not fertilized, the lining of your uterus sheds through your vagina causing your monthly period. Your monthly period can bring about a host unwanted signs and symptoms including heavy bleeding, bloating, cramping, irritability and headaches. Garlic may be able to help control some of these symptoms, including heavy bleeding and pain, according to "Today's Herbal Health."
Make an appointment with your doctor. If you experience heavy bleeding, or menorrhagia, your doctor can help control your bleeding and diagnosis underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor before using garlic for menstrual bleeding.
Begin using garlic just before the start of your menstrual cycle. Keep track of when your menstrual cycle usually starts and begin the use of garlic two to three days prior to help control menstrual symptoms.
Drink one glass of garlic juice per day in the days before and during your menstrual cycle. Check out natural health stores to purchase garlic juice.
Mix garlic cloves with warm milk. Crush one glove of garlic until it is very fine. Mix the garlic with one warm glass of milk and drink.
Take a garlic supplement. Garlic supplements come in pill forms and can help you avoid the taste and smell of consuming garlic gloves or juice. Purchase garlic supplements at a health food store and consume one pill daily prior to the start of your menstrual cycle and during your period.
Using garlic does not guarantee control of menstrual bleeding.
If garlic does not help, talk to your doctor about the possibility of birth control pills to help regulate your menstrual cycle and to control heavy bleeding.