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14 Effective Home Remedies For Postponing Periods

You have your big day next week, and your periods are due? Now your big day could be anything, from your wedding to your friends’ birthday or even a trekking trip you have been waiting for! Whatever be it, it is important to you, and you don’t want it to be wrecked by your menstrual cycle! Don’t worry, we have got you covered! Here are 14 home remedies for postponing periods that are completely safe and effective.

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But before we look at the cures, let me answer a couple of frequently asked questions when it comes to manipulating the menstrual cycle.

Suggested read: 15 wondrous home remedies for irregular periods

1. Is it safe for women to alter their periods?

Whether delaying one’s periods is safe or not is one of the biggest fears women face. A woman’s period is a symbol of her fertility, and the timelier it is, the healthier is her reproductive system, generally. But many women are ordinarily known to take a pill called Norethisterone, and yes, it has its side effects. So, to play safe, it is suggested that you rely on natural remedies instead of pills, to really limit the risks

2. What can trigger an advance or a delay in the menstrual cycle?

Most women are not aware of the different factors, both internal and external, that can affect the process of menstruation. Even the slightest change in your lifestyle can alter your period due date.

These factors include,

  • Moving to a new area
  • Drinking a different kind of water
  • A change in the daily routine
  • A change in job
  • Different sleep timing
  • Stress and anxiety

Mental exhaustion and misery can create an imbalance in your menstrual cycle by inducing a psychological impact on your system. Other reasons for alteration of the date include,

  • A new diet
  • Increased or decreased sexual activity
  • Change in hormone levels

Foods which are spicy and hot pace up your blood circulation, and as a result, induce an early period. So to delay your period you need to avoid these foods. Again, cold foods slow down our blood circulation and delay the period.

Home remedies for postponing periods

1. Take out spicy food from your diet


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Spicy food, like I said before, initiates the menstrual cycle by boosting up our blood flow. To postpone your periods.


  • Stay away from garlic, chilies, black pepper and other spices.

2. Herbs

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Yarrow tinctures and shepherd’s purse, among other herbs, can help delay periods. Shepherd’s purse is also used to stop excessive blood loss during hemorrhages. Because of this quality of the herb, it can be used to temporarily postpone your menstrual cycle.


  • Crush the herbs, and grind them well. Now add water and make a paste. Consume the paste to postpone your periods.

3. Exercise

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Emotional strain and pressure can result in periods occurring before scheduled time. You can, however, relieve yourself of this stress by regularly exercising. A fitness schedule not only ensures that you be in good state, mentally and physically, but also delays your periods.


  • Regular cardio can help to not only delay your period but also avert abnormal periods that occur twice a month.

Pro tip: Jogging, running and swimming can help against abnormal menstrual periods, but since they are heavy exercises, they can advance your periods. Try moderate exercising, instead.

4. Gram Lentils

Gram lentils have proven to postpone the menstrual cycle.


  • Buy some gram lentils from the market and wash the, well. Now make a soup of it. Drink it daily during the week prior to your expected period date to delay it.
  • Fry the gram lentils and then grind them in a mixer until you make a fine powder of it. Now pour three tablespoons of the powder in a glass of warm water, and stir well. Drink the liquid for a week before your period due date, to postpone it, temporarily.

Suggested read: 10 comfort foods that will make your periods EASY

5. Vinegar


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One of the most effective natural ways of postponing periods is through vinegar. Vinegar helps postpone symptoms of period by a week.


  • Take a glass of filtered water. Now, add about 4 teaspoons of vinegar in the glass. Stir and start drinking three glasses a day, one week prior to your expected period date.

6. Treat the stress

Stress and anxiety advance the menstrual cycle, and therefore, you need to find ways of relaxing yourself, and feeling a state of calm.


  • To de-stress, find yourself a peaceful corner. Sit there with eyes closed. Do not plugged in to any device. Keep all electronic devices away for a while. Try to find your Zen.

Pro tip: If you are getting your periods way before time, it is not normal, and it may have something to do with your anxiety levels. Consult a doctor for help.

7. Parsley

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Parsley leaves are a wonder when it comes to delaying the menstrual cycle, temporarily. These are easily available in the market, and all you need is just a few.


  • Take a few parsley leaves. Wash well. Now allow the leaves to boil in a tumbler of water. Now strain the tea in a cup, and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink the tea two times a day to postpone your periods by three to four days.

8. Gelatin

With just a little help from your friend, Gelatin, you can postpone menstruation the natural way. You may be already having gelatin at home, right? Well, if you don’t, you will find it in the grocery nearest to your place.


  • Empty one packet of gelatin into a bowl of hot water. Stir the solution, and consume it regularly, thrice a day, for a week before your expected date, to delay periods by almost a week.

9. Lemon


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A magic fruit this one, lemon can help you postpone your periods, without any side effects. With natural acidic properties, lemons can also resolve the complications experienced by women during periods, like the menstrual cramps, soreness, inflammation and the feeling of discomfort.


  • Cut a thin slice of lemon, and chew on it to get a heavy dose of citric acid that helps in delaying periods.
  • If chewing is too much for you, you can dilute the acidity and tang by squeezing a large slice of lemon into a glass of warm water. Drink the water thrice daily to postpone your cycle.

10. Raspberry leaves

One herb that can come to your rescue whenever you want to delay your menstrual cycle naturally is raspberry leaves. We all love raspberry juice, right, and binge on it the whole of summer. But have you ever realized that the juice can lend you a few days of mess-free period-less enjoyment?!


  • Take dried raspberry leaves, and put them in a bowl of water. Boil the container. Strain the contents in a cup. This raspberry tea can help you delay your periods. Drink the tea thrice every day, the week before you are expecting your menstrual cycle to begin.

11. Angelica root

This is an extraordinary herbal remedy for postponing periods. You can combine these leaves with the lady mantle, dried raspberry leaves, and garden sage.


  • Take a teaspoon of angelica root, lady mantle, dried raspberry tea leaves and garden sage each, and add them to a bowl of water. Boil the mixture. Now strain the contents of the container in a cup. Drink two spoons of this solution every six hours, two days before the expected date of menstruation.

12. Massage the uterus

Massaging the uterus can help you postpone your menstrual ordeal. This remedy is effective and has no side effects.


  • Move your hands in a circular motion over your uterus. Go clock-wise first, and then anticlockwise. You can use a cream or lotion or even massage dry.

13. Papaya remedy


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You might have heard (or experienced for yourself) that pregnant women are advised not to consume papaya. But for the same reasons, you can have papaya to delay your periods. Papaya helps stimulate the hormone, estrogen, which allows you to alter the date of your menstrual cycle.


  • Consume half a papaya for breakfast, every day, the week before expected menstruation dates.

Suggested read: An Open Letter To All The Lucky Women Who Have Painless Periods

14. Carrots


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If you want to postpone your period dates with home remedies, carrot is something you cannot forget about, Carrots are not only a good source of Vitamin A and other nutrients, but also help in delaying periods by a couple of days.


  • You can eat a raw carrot every morning after your workout, the week before your scheduled periods.
  • If munching on a carrot is beyond imagination for you, try turning it into a juice. Have three glasses of the carrot juice every day, in the week prior to your periods.

That’s a wrap from us on home remedies for postponing periods! Was this guide helpful? Did we miss out on any home remedies? Please feel free to share them with us in the comment section below.

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14 Effective Home Remedies For Postponing Periods
You have your big day next week, & your periods are due? Don’t worry! Here are 14 home remedies for postponing periods that are completely safe & effective.
Riya Roy

Riya Roy

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