Among the types of tea to lower menstruation are cinnamon tea, rue and agony tea . According to natural gynecologist and obstetrician, Debora Rosa, these drinks work by increasing menstrual flow and calming the uterus.
Scientifically called amenorrhea, the delay in menstruation can have several reasons, being pregnancy the main one. For this reason, it is necessary to discard this option before taking any action.
However, if you are pregnant, both the tea to stop menstruation and the drugs from the pharmacy with the same intention should be dispensed with. This way, you avoid a miscarriage or a malformation of the baby.
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Teas to lower menstruation
Here are five teas that stimulate menstruation, then find out how to make them.
1. Oregano tea
“ Origanum vulgare has a stimulating action of uterine activity , antioxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic. It can be used in infusion, vaporization and foot scalding for amenorrheas”, explains the natural gynecologist.
2. Cinnamon tea
According to the doctor, cinnamon has an emmenagogue action. This means to say that the spice is able to trigger menstruation and increase menstrual flow .
In addition, Cinnamomun zeylanicum bark has a local anesthetic function, is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, carminative (avoids gas) and stimulates the central nervous system.
3. Tea of agony
The bark of Plumeria lacifolia , plant known as agony , is used both to stimulate menstruation and also to prevent colic due to its antispasmodic potential.
For Debora Rosa, the spice is rich in alkaloids, iridoids and triterpenoids. In addition, it has an anti-inflammatory action.
4. Clove tea
In this case, the part used as an emmenagogue is the flower bud of the clove . According to the gynecologist, it has an essential oil rich in eugenol and therefore has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic action.
5. Rue tea
Ruta graveolens , known as rue , is used for the emmenagogue effect, according to Debora Rosa. For this reason, the aerial part of the plant is able to stimulate the arrival of menstruation.
However, the doctor reminds that some care is needed to take advantage of this effect. “ Avoid internal use , as it causes important adverse effects in an inadequate dose. It can be used in vaporizations”, he advises.
Other plants that stimulate menstruation
“ Vitex and sage teas also have an emmenagogue effect. All emmenagogue plants are contraindicated for pregnant women”, warns the natural gynecologist and obstetrician.
How to make these drinks?
There are two ways to make tea to stop menstruation, they are: infusion and decoction . What sets these methods apart is the type of ingredient used.
According to Debora Rosa, the infusion must be made with leaves and stems . Thus, it should be the procedure chosen in the case of oregano, rue and sage tea.
“Boil 1 cup of water or 2 if [the plant is] fresh. When it starts to bubble, turn off the heat, add 1 tablespoon of the plant, cover and wait 5 to 10 minutes”, teaches the professional.
The decoction should be the option for those who are going to opt for teas made with husks and rhizomes . Therefore, this must be the way to prepare cinnamon, distressed, clove and vitex tea.
“Boil 1 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of dried plant or 2 if fresh. Cover, when it starts to form bubbles, wait another 5 minutes with the fire on”, he adds.
Pharmacy medicine to reduce menstruation
“Allopathic remedies are based on the hormone progesterone . Natural gynecology deals with hormone-free natural remedies”, explains the doctor.
Because she works with this type of gynecology, Debora Rosa prefers to prescribe manipulated remedies. Each of them has an individualized formula to meet the needs of different women.
In addition to the manipulated capsules, the professional also advises you to buy the plant and use it as indicated in each case, whether in the form of tea, tincture, vaporization, poultice or footbath.
She also remembers that there are powdered herbal compounds available to customers. Agonized, isoflavone, blackberry, Peruvian maca, lime, yellow uxi and barbatimão are some examples.
“In these compositions there is barbatimão for oral use, according to studies, this plant should preferably be administered for external use, since there are no studies that guarantee its safety. Tannins ingested in large quantities are toxic”, he warns.
Anyway, it is not advisable to use natural or allopathic remedies without a medical indication. That’s because amenorrhea can have more complex causes.
What can delay menstruation?
“The first cause that has to be excluded is pregnancy, other causes are early menopause, hyper or hypothyroidism , polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, stress, strenuous exercise and anorexia”, informs the gynecologist.
Therefore, before following any type of treatment, even tea to lower menstruation, it is necessary to diagnose the cause of amenorrhea. In this way, it is possible to follow a specific and safe treatment.
Also, the faster you look for a solution, the better it will be for your physical and mental health. According to the doctor, menstrual delay can cause anxiety , great emotional effects and endometrial hyperplasia due to very long cycles.
Is it normal for menstruation to be delayed for up to how many days?
Regularly, the menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. But, according to Debora Rosa, “ the normal cycle can last up to 35 days .”
Delayed menstruation: is it pregnancy?
As mentioned, pregnancy can be a cause for delayed menstrual cycle. However, it is necessary to make sure that you are not pregnant and thus be able to drink tea to stop menstruation.
In addition to the pharmacy test, it is also possible to notice the symptoms of pregnancy that include nausea, vomiting, excessive salivation, pain and swelling in the breasts.
Rosa also highlights other signs such as cramps, mood swings, sleepiness, olfactory aversion and, of course, increased abdominal volume after a few weeks.
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