Menstruation is a normal physiological process every woman undergoes from her menarche to menopause. In common words, it is the process of monthly bleeding.
This phase differs in every woman. Different women face different sensations, pains and other problems during menstruation period.
In some situation or the other, women get involved with periods and it has become very difficult for us to go through it, specially when there is some special occasion or outing coming up.
The first thought we get in our minds is why did I get my periods now? How nice would it be if you could have preponed or delayed your periods?
Most of us have already and are using many pills and medicines to delay or prepone the periods. Using these synthetic and hormonal pills affects your reproductive tract and creates complications in some or the way.
Let us first explain the effects of such pills on your body:
This is the most commonly used hormonal drug for postponing periods. Although you get these drugs only after a prescription, it is a very common regime for many women.
Some of the side effects produced by these drugs are acne, hirsutism, voice changes, weight gain, headache, nausea, vomiting, clitoral enlargement and intellectual disability which vary in individuals depending upon the dosage they take in.
- Birth control pills:
This pill pack contains a pack of about 28 pills out of which only 21 are active containing hormones to suppress your fertility, rest of the 7 pills are inactive.
Bleeding occurs during this week when you take inactive pills it is called withdrawal bleeding like that as in period; it is our body responsible for stopping the hormones.
Some of the side effects are decreased libido, breast tenderness, vaginal discharge, weight gain, intermenstrual spotting, mood changes, and nausea.
Now do you think is it useful to delay your periods using such synthetic drugs? These drugs prevent the natural process from occurring in the body. Do not take any drugs or medicines no matter what.
How to Delay Your Periods
If you are in dire need to postpone or prepone your periods, we will help you with natural home remedies to delay periods for around a week.
Yes! With the help of certain natural ways and home remedies you can delay or prepone your periods and it is safer too as it does not have any adverse effects on your body.
Now let us know about the ways we can delay the periods:
Papaya is one of the most efficient home remedies by which we can prepone your periods.
Papaya contains carotene which helps in stimulating the hormone oestrogen and you get your menses earlier.
It also produces excessive heat in the body which helps in preponing the menses.
Even carrots contain carotene which helps to stimulate the hormone oestrogen and that helps in delaying menses.
You can either have it raw or take it in the form of juice (2-3 times a day). You can even add it to your vegetable dishes and have it along with them.
Jaggery is the most common ingredient present in every home. It is very useful in delaying your periods.
You can take jaggery along with sesame seeds and take it on a regular basis to prepone your menses.
You can also drink a mixture of ginger juice and jaggery on an empty stomach early in the morning to delay periods.
You can take a spoonful of sesame seeds along with hot water twice a day, this will be helpful for an early menstruation.
You can also take a spoon of sesame seeds along with jaggery for 15 days before the expected date of periods that help in preponing the periods.
Try taking pomegranate juice thrice a day for some days to prepone your periods.
You can also drink juice made by a mixture of pomegranate juice with sugar cane juice four times a day which helps to start your cycles earlier.
Juice prepared from carom seeds is found to help prepone your periods. You can have a glass of this juice prepared once a day, this helps in delaying your periods.
Pineapple, when taken in large quantity, produces a lot of heat in the body. Whenever you want to prepone your menses try having this.
It helps in increasing the chances of preponing menses approximately by 5 days.
To boiling water add a pinch of turmeric powder and drink it daily in the morning and evening for 15 days before expected day of periods.
Here are certain ways with the help of which you can postpone or delay your periods:
Parsley leaves are rich in many nutrients and vitamins.
- Take some leaves put it in 500ml of water and bring it to boil.
- After boiling it filter the content and separate the liquid obtained.
- To this liquid add a little honey and drink it while it is warm.
- To this liquid add a little honey and drink it while it is still warm.
- Take this for 2-3 times a day to postpone the cycle.
Having a large quantity of spicy food will result in the production of heat in the body because of which there is a chance you get your periods earlier.
Some of the ingredients that make your food spicy are chillies, hot pepper, garlic, ginger and black pepper.
It is the common ingredient in every kitchen. Not only it adds taste to the food, it is also helpful in postponing your periods.
- All you need to do is take a glass of water, add 3-4 spoons of vinegar to it.
- Drink this mixture, 3-4 times a day.
- Vinegar helps in reducing the rate of menstrual symptoms.
When this vinegar is taken in water on a regular basis, it will help in postponing your periods.
Pulses are the main source of proteins. Among the pulses, the most we consume is gram lentil.
This ingredient is of a great help in order to postpone your menses. But to get the efficient results you need to follow a simple procedure.
- Take some gram lentils fry them well, till they become soft.
- Allow it to become cool.
- After it gets cool, grind it well in a mixture.
This powder is useful in making soup.
To prepare soup, what you have to do is take some warm water add powder; mix it well, until there are no lumps.
Take this soup daily in the morning on empty stomach.
To postpone your periods you should take this soup daily, at least 7 days before the expected date.
Gelatin contains collagen which is useful for various purposes.
It is a great ingredient which is helpful in enhancing beauty by reducing wrinkles and stretch marks.
It is also effective for removing excess oestrogen from the body.
Unlike other ingredients, you cannot have this from a long time, but you can only use this at the last minute for postponing your menses for few hours.
What all you can do is take a pack of gelatin, add warm water to it, and make a uniform mixture.
Take it quickly and you can postpone your periods for at least four to five hours.
If you think it is your day of the month and you have something important to attempt, try doing this and you can add some more hours to postpone your periods.
Lemon has citric acid and it helps to delay your periods.
Not only it helps in delaying periods but you can also reduce the tenderness and pain during menses.
You can squeeze lemon in a glass of water and drink it regularly; you can also add lemon into your food for benefits.
Certain herbs like shepherd purse and yarrow tincture can be used to postpone or delay your menses.
You have to follow this simple procedure to get desired results. What you have to do is take these herbs and dry them well.
Once they are dried properly, grind and make a fine powder out of it. Make a fluid out of this and consume it on a regular basis to postpone your menses.
Drink large quantity of Water
To delay your periods you need to drink a large amount of water every day.
Some people have the tendency to drink less water but it may lead to various complications.
Many ladies who are used for drinking large amount of water a day has confirmed that they have been successful in delaying their periods.
When you take good amount of water a day it not only helps you in delaying your periods but also reduces the pain during periods and lightens the flow.
Yes, raspberry. You can postpone your menses with the help of raspberry leaves.
What you can do is dry these leaves properly make powder out of it and use it in making tea.
This tea can be helpful in delaying your menses in a safer way without any side effects.
When faced with situations of increased mental stress, menstrual cycle tends to alter.
It results in postponing your menses. This doesn’t mean we recommend you to undergo mental trauma or exhaustion.
What you can do is you need to keep yourself busy and do tremendous work which may result in a lot of mental exertion and fatigue.
Different individuals may react to it differently so you need to be ready for any consequences produced by it.
This method requires some time to produce the desired results and alteration in your menstrual cycles.
By doing a lot of vigorous physical exercises, it reduces the production of oestrogen and increases the testosterone levels.
Exercises like skipping, swimming, cycling, and weightlifting may help you to obtain the desired results.
With the help of these, you can delay your menses.
Food with low Temperature
When you want to delay your periods you should be cautious about the food you take.
Spicy and hot food will increase the heat your body and results in preponing your menses
It is therefore advised to have food which is cold. Even if you’re habituated to have spicy and hot food it is better that you drop it for a few days
This helps you to postpone your menstrual cycle for a few days.
These methods and home remedies will definitely help you to prepone or postpone your periods.
It is advised not to delay your periods for a longer time even with home remedies.
Any of these may not be effective if you are planning to postpone your menses for more than a week
Postponing your periods for a longer time may bring out hormonal changes in the body and it is not advisable. So it is better you stop taking these remedies once you can afford to have your periods.
Give it a try and get the desired results without any side effects.