Effective home remedies to treat delayed periods

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 26, 2016

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  • Delayed periods can be caused by lifestyle problems, bad eating and sleep habits.
  • Home remedies such as papaya, ginger etc. can help induce a period.
  • Herbs such as coriander and parsley also help with delayed period.
  • Stress and panic due to delayed period can create a vicious cycle.

Delayed periods cause unwanted stress and a feeling of uneasiness for women who suffer from it. Usually a delayed period is caused by hormonal imbalance, which in turn can be a result of other underlying problems such as stress, lifestyle, eating habits or in some cases a disease. A delay in period also causes a host of other uncomfortable symptoms such as tenderness in breasts, cramps in abdomen and/or lower back, mood swings and irritability among many others. Here are some home remedies to treat delayed periods that have been tried and tested over decades.


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Figs can treat delayed periods

This might be the most delicious yet healthy delayed menstruation home remedies. Eating a handful of figs daily or drinking a decoction made by boiling figs in water and then filtering it on a regular basis can help regularize your cycle  

Use unripe papaya for delayed periods

It is an age old tradition, where young women suffering from irregular periods are told to eat papaya in order to induce periods. Unripe papaya is known to help with problems related with menstruation.

Cooking the papaya will destroy most of the enzymes and nutrients, so it is best to have it raw, shred it on top of your dishes or make a tangy raw papaya salad. You will be glad to know that your favourite fruit papaya can also be a natural cure for delayed periods. However, it is very important to take care if you have any possibility that you might be pregnant as eating papaya is not recommended during pregnancy.


Sip on ginger tea

Ginger promotes better blood circulation and is also known for regulating periods and helping with cramps. Crush a knob of ginger and boil it for several minutes to make the tea. You can add sugar, honey or any other sweetener of your choice. Drinking this tea, a couple of times in a day can help induce menstruation.

Coriander and parsley

If you are stressing over a delayed period, try including herbs such as coriander and parsley in your diet. Drinking parsley juice or a decoction made by boiling coriander leaves and seeds in water help regularize your period.


De stress yourself

Distressing can be an effective irregular period’s cure. It is a vicious cycle, stress causes delayed periods and late periods induce panic and stress. Having a delayed period is quite normal and usually there is no need to panic. Try to relax and make sure you have a good night’s sleep.


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