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How to Induce Your Period with Ginger

By Sara . Updated: June 24, 2018
How to Induce Your Period with Ginger

Irregular periods are quite common in women. But if a woman is sexually active, a late period might become a cause for concern; especially if she is not ready for a child. Besides being pregnant, there are several reasons why you might not have gotten your period. Most of the time it is caused by factors related to a medical condition or our lifestyle. There is some medication that can help bring your period forward, but these are packed with hormones and can cause side effects in your body. If you still want to induce your period but don't want to use these chemicals, you can try to do so naturally. In this oneHOWTO article we will explain how to induce your period with ginger.

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  1. The properties of ginger
  2. What is considered an irregular period?
  3. Inducing period with ginger
  4. Ginger tea to induce menstruation

The properties of ginger

Although commonly known as a herb, ginger is actually a rhizome, i.e. it is a stem which has grown under the ground's surface. It is very easily available in grocery stores and many people like to stock up their kitchen with some. Either in powder form, fresh ginger or both. Ginger contains molecules called zingerone which binds to pain receptors. Hence, while consuming it raw, you will feel a hot sensation on the tongue.

How to Induce Your Period with Ginger - The properties of ginger

What is considered an irregular period?

A typical menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. Menstruation, commonly known as a period, is included in the menstrual cycle and it can vary between 2 to 8 days in length. What actually happens during menstruation is that our body sheds the lining of the uterus. For most women this simple action is accompanied by pain, headache, vomiting, bloating and nausea. For some women erratic period becomes a major problem. They may face delayed periods and sometimes they don't appear for as long as 2 months. These erratic cycles are caused by illness, weight loss, excessive exercise, poor diet, depression, lack of rest, stress and tension.

How to Induce Your Period with Ginger - What is considered an irregular period?

Inducing period with ginger

Consuming ginger can help bring periods forward by causing contractions of the uterus. Another herb that has the same effect is parsley, which also has the potential for inducing your period.

Besides being good for making it come sooner, ginger also helps to stimulate menstruation with less pain and cramps. It is enriched in antioxidants and it has pain relieving qualities. Hence, along with inducing menstruation, it helps in relieving the vomiting, nausea and cramps that come along with it.

Since eating raw ginger would cause a burning sensation on your tongue, it’s best to consume it in the form of tea. So, if you want try to induce your period then consume 2 - 3 cups of ginger tea in a day.

How to Induce Your Period with Ginger - Inducing period with ginger

Ginger tea to induce menstruation

If you want to make ginger tea we recommend you use fresh ginger so the taste will be better. To make the tea:

  • Buy a fresh piece of ginger
  • Peel off its skin and slice it into thin slices
  • Put these slices in a pan filled with water
  • Let it boil for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Strain it in a cup.
  • Add some sugar or lemon juice or a bit of pepper as per your taste.
  • Drink it before it gets cold.

We must stress that as a natural alternative to synthetic progesterone or other drugs used by doctors to induce your period, ginger is not a guarantee. It has been used traditionally for many years, but the effects are still not 100% understood. There is sufficient evidence to suggest it may have a detrimental effect during pregnancy, but there is still more study required for conclusive evidence[1]. Using ginger to induce your period is a possible way to induce a period, but if you are unsure and think you may be pregnant, please seek a doctor's advice. It is also important to remember there are many reasons why your period may be late, so bear in mind it won't always be on the exact time.

Consume 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea per day to see if you can induce your period. Take a look at other useful tricks to make your period come for more information such as how to induce it with vitamin C.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Precious Asantewaa
Please l missed my period for a day can l take ginger tea and if you are pregnant can you take ginger tea for your period to come
Today is june 22.. Im having my period delayed by 4days and I have a family picnic on july 4. I want to get my periods asap.. Will drinking this work for me??
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Fathima,

As we state in the article, it is not a guarantee and you should bear in mind there are many reasons why your period may be late. If you are concerned there may be a reason why it is late (stress, pregnancy, underlying condition, etc.) then you should seek a doctor's advice. It is important to remember that a late period isn't necessarily the sign of something to worry about and may come on it's own.
My age is 15 and mujhe ab tak periods nahi hue because mere period ka blood Sara blot ho Chuka hai and it is very pain full so please can you ask me what I eat to get start my period
zimba cecilia
I tried ginger to induce my periods and it worked very well
OneHowTo Editor
We’re very happy it worked Zimba!

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ayushma sharma
I have sex with my bf ..but getting delay in periods for almost 1 weeks and I cant visit doctors also. .so i thought to used ginger and peppers to start my periods. .i have started taking it for 1 day and twice a day. .but i didnt get any results. .for how much long we should it and is this truly helpful in starting periods?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Ayushma,

It is very difficult to induce a period and these are suggested tips, but it will depend on the individual. Some find it works, others do not. We also can't diagnose, if you are long past the time your period should have come you should take a pregnancy test or visit a doctor. If you are wanting to induce it early, then you may need to exercise patience.

Hope this helps!
Ayushma sharma
I think I got pregnant due to unprotected sex with my bf my last date of periods was 17th Of February and due to delay in my periods I have test pregnancy twice But result was not so clear it was showing 1 line clear and another line only little Bit. ..but I think iam pregnant ...so I cant visit doctors also and cant tell to my family ...so I thought to take natural abortion like drinking ginger and peppers tea thrice a day and its been almost 2 days that I have used but not getting any better results ...is this truly helpful in getting my periods?? Please help me from this obstacle then after I will never repeat the same ...if having ginger tea truly starts periods then for how much long we should take it? ??please help me suggust me iam really scared and worried please help me
I read this article, applied it and it was worth the try.
My period started coming just as soon as I was excited that the Ginger was going to work.

Thanks to you
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Freda,

We are very glad this article was helpful!
Great article! I loooove ginger. Anyone interested in this stuff should definitely check out the book Everyday Roots. It teaches you how to replace all of the harmful chemical products in your life with organic ones. It's completely changed my life and how I feel everyday :)
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