METHODS THAT MAY HELP INDUCE MENSTRUATION
– Fresh pineapple or supplements with bromelain every day.
– High doses of vitamin C (1000-3000mg per day).
– Chamomile, parsley, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, or oregano teas.
– Fresh pomegranate, 100% pomegranate juice, raw celery, papaya, ground fenugreek (1 teaspoon with raw honey), and chicory are regarded as emmenagogues.
– Ginger is a traditional way for inducing periods and is believed to cause uterine contractions. Boil a fresh piece of peeled, sliced ginger in a pan of water for five to seven minutes. Strain, cool down, add raw honey, stevia or xylitol and drink 2-3 times a day.
– Parsley tea: Pour a cup of boiling water over 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley and steep for 15-30 minutes before drinking.
– Turmeric is another traditional remedy that may help. It’s supposed to work by affecting estrogen and progesterone levels. One teaspoon of organic turmeric 2-3 times a day.
– Dong Quai (Angelica) herb is thought to help induce a period by improving blood flow to the pelvis as well as by stimulating the muscles in the uterus and triggering uterine contractions.
– Black cohosh is another herbal supplement that may is said to help tone the uterus and promote the shedding of the uterine lining.
– Stress control and relaxation. When we feel stressed, we may produce hormones such as cortisol or adrenaline that can sometimes be the cause of a delayed or missed period.
– A hot compress or hot bath for relaxing tight muscles and relieving emotional stress is believed to help to bring on a period.
– Magnesium supplements help relax nerves system and all muscles including the uterus.
– Sexual activity can help to trigger period as having an orgasm can cause the cervix to dilate. This creates a vacuum that can pull the menstrual blood down.
– Exercise every day.
– Antioxidant Lutein is also believed to help induce menstruation.
HERBS, FODS & SPICES THAT MAY HELP TO STOP PERIOD
WARNING: If you intend to stop menstruation using the below-mentioned herbs, it is important to consult your physician; especially if you are on medications. Also in case you are pregnant or think you could be, you must avoid taking these herbs and spices, as they could lead to a miscarriage.
– The following herbs and spices may stop menstrual bleeding: Raspberry leaf, Angelica root (known also as Dong Quai or female ginseng), Radix Noto Ginseng (known as Tien Chi Ginseng or Tien Qi), Lady Mantle, Garden Sage, Shepherd’s Purse, Ginger, Cinnamon, Thyme, Mustard seeds, Licorice, and some other herbs and spices.
– Raspberry leaf traditionally is used for relieving painful menstruation, but you can also use it in an attempt to stop your period. It may bring relief in menstrual pain and heavy periods. Raspberry leaf is used to alleviate menstrual cycle discomfort. It appears to tone and relax the uterine and pelvic muscles. Raspberry leaf also acts as an astringent by reducing excessive bleeding. Typical dosage for the raspberry leaf ranges from 1.5 – 3 grams per day.
– Molasses: Some ladies reported that blackstrap molasses helped them to stop heavy menstruation. It is also high in vitamin B6 which aids the liver in ridding the body of excess hormones, which in turn helps to create a balance that alleviates irregularities. The magnesium found in molasses may help stop heavy menstrual bleeding.
– There are various herbs such as Agrimony, Nettle leaf, Shepherd’s purse, or Yarrow that are astringent (reduces bleeding and prevents haemorrhaging). Place a small handful or about 3 tablespoons of one of the herbs or a mixture into a glass jar or large thermos flask. Fill with boiled water, cap tightly. Steep for 30-40 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups a day between meals. If you expect heavy menstruation start using these herbs (1-2 glasses per day) a week before the period starts for better results.
– Maca is a wonderful superfood to support overall hormonal balance by providing support and nourishment for the systems that control hormone release and production.
– A study has found Ginger to be effective for heavy menstrual bleeding in young women as it has the ability to positively improve the ratio between prostaglandin synthetase and cyclooxygenase. Lack of balance between these two is regarded as one of the causes of menorrhagia. Ginger has also been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. To stop or reduce period, boil Ginger in water for a few minutes and take it three times a day.
– Also, Angelica root, known also as Dong Quai, or Female Ginseng, has been used as a treatment for menstrual cramps, and to relieve menopause symptoms. The herb balances female hormones and suppresses menstruation. Avoid it if you are pregnant as it can cause miscarriage.
– Grind the Licorice root to a fine powder. Take it three times a day three grams with water, for about five days. It is very beneficial in reducing excessive bleeding during menstruation.
– Cinnamon has been known as a herbal remedy for heavy flow. Make a cinnamon tea by steeping one cinnamon stick in a cup of boiling water to stop heavy periods. You can also take 3 drops of tincture of cinnamon back twice a day. Avoid using too much or frequently as cinnamon has some negative effects.
– To reduce excessive menstrual flow, seep one tablespoon of Thyme leaves in a cup of boiling water for ten minutes.
– Radix Noto Ginseng, also known as Tien Chi Ginseng, or Tien Qi may be effective in stopping menstrual bleeding. You need to stir 2-3 grams of the powdered root into your juice.
– Lady Mantle and Garden Sage are known to reduce excessive menstrual bleeding. Mix a teaspoon of either of them in a cup of water and boil for a few minutes.
– Grind 40 grams of dried Mustard seeds to a fine powder, and take two grams of the powder in plant milk or a juice every day to decrease excessive bleeding.
– Papaya. Pregnant women are sometimes asked to avoid eating papaya fruit, because it can trigger estrogen levels leading to changes in the uterine blood flow and miscarriage in pregnant women. However, it is also believed that the same papaya may also help delay period.
– Gelatin. A mixture of one pack gelatine and a cup of water is suggested by some sources as something that may help to delay periods instantly. This is a Chinese technique of delaying periods from a few hours to a week. Make sure you don’t use porcine gelatine. The best and safest one is fish gelatine.
– Lime juice a couple of days before expected period date may help delay menstruation or make blood flow lighter.
– Apple Cider Vinegar. Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1-2 glasses of filtered clean water daily for 10 days before your periods is also supposed to delay them.
– Also, cucumber and watermelon are sometimes mentioned as food that may help delay periods.
– Uterus Massage. Massaging cold-pressed olive oil or castor oil, raw coconut oil, etc. into the lower abdomen is supposed to help delay and ease menstrual pain during the cycle.
– Among herbs lady mantle, garden sage and shepherd’s purse are supposed to help.
WARNING: If you intend to stop menstruation using the above-mentioned herbs, it is important to consult your physician; especially if you are on medications. Also in case you are pregnant or think you could be, you must avoid taking these herbs and spices, as they could lead to a miscarriage.
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