Menstruation, commonly known as period is one of the most indispensable part of a woman's life once she reaches puberty.
But at times it also becomes a nuisance if you have a travel scheduled which falls exactly during the days when you are supposed to be menstruating. So what do you do?
Also when we consider it in the Indian context, since time immemorial, periods are considered a taboo, and you cannot enter a temple or perform pujas when you are menstruating.
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So if you have a puja at home or your family has scheduled a temple visit during that time, what do you do?
Yes, there are options. You can take tablets which are commonly available at medical stores to delay your periods. But are these safe enough?
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Several studies have concluded that these tablets to delay periods have certain side-effects. It can affect fertility in women.
So in case of such unavoidable circumstances, the best option would be to resort to home remedies. The best part of these home remedies is that it comes without any side effects and are easily available at one's home.
Here are 8 amazing home remedies to postpone your periods. Have a look.
1. Gram Lentil:
Consuming gram lentil in the form of soup helps to postpone your periods for a few days from the date of your periodic cycle. Start to have it a few days prior to your cycle for best results.
Boil parsley leaves, strain it and take it in the form of soup along with a teaspoon of honey. This helps in delaying your periods. Have it as long as you want to delay your periods.
Lemon is filled with citric acid. Chew pieces of lemon or squeeze its juice in a glass of water and drink it a few days prior to your periodic cycle. Keep in mind that it should not be taken if you are already menstruating.
Drinking a good amount of water helps in delaying your periods. Added to this it also helps ease the pain during periods.
If you are looking out to delay your periods, then vinegar would help. Take about a teaspoon of vinegar, add it to a glass of water and start drinking at least twice a day, a few days prior to your menstrual cycle.
6. Keep off spicy food:
If you are looking out to postpone your periods then keep off spicy foods during your pre-menstrual period. Spicy foods generate heat in the body and sometimes prepone the periods.
7.Apple Cider Vinegar:
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and consume it 2-3 times a day. This should be consumed a few days ahead of the menstrual cycle to get the period delayed.
Having gelatin in the form of powder or jelly helps in delaying periods. It should be consumed a few days prior to the period cycle till the time one wants to get the period delayed.