My experience with… Delayed periods


I’m one of those women who is fortunate enough to have always had a very regular menstrual cycle. It’s so regular that even being one or two days late feels very uncomfortable.

What do you do to jump start your period?

Warning: Don’t try these methods if you may be pregnant and don’t want to cause a miscarriage. These are also natural ways to miscarry.

The first thing I try is parsley tea. Dried leaves from the herb isle at the supermarket seem to be more effective than fresh parsley. But sometimes I pick fresh parsley from my garden too.

Brew the parsley leaves in boiling water, leaving to steep for about 10 – 20 minutes then drink it. You don’t need to drink the leaves too, I’m just unusual and like the taste! Drink up to 4 cups a day, no more than that.

Parsley is a natural way to increase your vitamin C levels, which is what will begin the period.

You can also take vitamin C at the recommended daily dose. Don’t try to take more than 3000 mg per day as this can cause liver damage.

Ginger tea can be brewed if you don’t like parsley tea. Fresh ginger may be best but I only have dried ginger at the moment so I’m currently trying that.

Ginger essential oil rubbed on the abdomen may also help. Other essential oils to try are clary sage, sweet fennel, peppermint and many others.

I also tried a warm bath with these oils. It was quite relaxing. Reducing stress can help as stress is often the cause of a delayed period.

Breathing techniques to reduce stress have helped me in the past.

If you have any other suggestions for how to naturally begin the menstruation cycle, feel free to leave a comment.


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