6 Natural Ways to Jump-Start Your Menstrual Cycle
Is there a wedding or a trip next week but the dates clash with those of your periods? How very inconvenient! Periods don’t only bring pain and mess, they also mean you have to be careful with what you wear and what you do, particularly on those first 3 days! Since you simply cannot wait a week for them to pass, how about trying to have them early instead? Don’t want to use medication and upset the cycle? Don’t worry; there are natural ways to jump-start your menstrual cycle.
Here is how you can bring the periods early with natural methods.
1. Up Your Vitamin C Intake
It is commonly believed that vitamin C helps in increasing the uterine lining, which ultimately makes the cycle come early. You can increase vitamin C consumption in the form of supplements or take foods that have high vitamin C content, such as:
• Citrus fruits
• Leafy vegetables
2. Ginger Tea
Ginger is another herb that can help make your menstrual cycle come early, particularly for those people who regularly have late menses.
• Grate 1 teaspoon of ginger and boil in 1 glass of water. Switch off the stove and steep for 10 minutes. Consume immediately after that. Do this twice a day till periods arrive.
3. Parsley Tea (Ajwain Kharasani)
Parsley tea helps in quickly bringing on the menstrual cycle by stimulating uterine contractions. There is no hardcore evidence to prove it works, but it is a well-experimented home remedy. Avoid this tea if you are pregnant.
4. Use Jaggery (Gur)
Jaggery or gur is perhaps another great thing to bring the periods quickly. You can eat it as it is or if you don’t enjoy the taste then add it to any tea you are having. You won’t even need to add sugar to the tea.
Exercise is believed to be great to bring an early flow. Not keen on exercise, dance! Put on that bhangra number and dance your heart out! The best part about exercises is that they don’t disturb your hormones. 5 exercises that bring menstrual cycle early include:
• Standing twists
6. Hot Compress
Hot showers and hot compresses work wonders for period pain as well as in beginning the menstrual cycle quickly.
• If you are not in the mood for a shower, then apply a hot water bottle or compress to lower back and lower abdomen.
So, which of these natural ways do you plan to use to bring early periods? Let us know in the comments below.