Fortunately, I'm too old for periods anymore, but when I did have them, especially in my 30's and 40's, they were severe- so much blood that it was like a bomb had gone off inside my uterus... finally I discovered that adzuki beans, uncooked but soaked overnight, diminished the bleeding down to almost nothing- what a relief. The formula is this: eat 6 raw adzuki beans which have been soaked overnight, once a day until the symptoms diminish.
The raw beans much be chewed very well before swallowing.
This remedy was found in the book 'Healing With Whole Foods' by Paul Pitchford. It's a 35.00 book and sooooo worth it.
Best of Luck to you all.