Once considered more valuable than gold in medieval Europe, cinnamon became a favorite in religious ceremonies. Both because of its flavor, but also for its action as a remedy for gynecological problems in the form of cinnamon tea. Some people who understand medicinal herbs claim that cinnamon tea can help make menstruation go down, as well as treat excessive menstrual bleeding.
However, the need for additional scientific evidence exists to substantiate these claims. If you need to, and want to use cinnamon tea to start menstruation , consult a doctor first.
Does Cinnamon Tea Solve Late Menstruation?
Used in India as a contraceptive after childbirth , cinnamon tea was the standard treatment for uterine bleeding before 1900. Cinnamon has slight emenagogue properties that activate the uterus and cause menstrual bleeding.
Studies indicate that certain types of cinnamon can inhibit thromboxane A , a substance in the blood that causes blood platelets to clump into clots.
With less clotting and more normal blood flow, it is possible to conclude that cinnamon increases menstrual bleeding. However, the opposite also seems to be true: shin actually slows down intense flows and abnormal bleeding.
Cinnamon For Vaginal Infections
Research also shows that cinnamon inhibits many types of oral bacteria and can be useful in treating vaginal yeast infections. It has antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic properties.
As stated above, cinnamon tea stimulates uterine contraction , so it is a well-known option to induce delayed menstruation. It also increases the menstrual flow causing the bleeding to come on more intensely and consequently last for less days.
However, the consumption of cinnamon tea is only indicated to make menstruation go down if it is delayed for 1 or 2 days, or at most a delay of less than a month.
Because it has abortive properties , it should be avoided if there is a suspicion of pregnancy, it also cannot be taken during pregnancy as it is capable of causing premature birth.
How Much Cinnamon Tea Can I Drink?
You can buy cinnamon bark dry or stick as it is known, cinnamon powder or essential oil. For excessive menstrual bleeding, it is recommended to take 15 to 30 drops of cinnamon essential oil diluted in 1/4 cup of water. To advance or make menstruation go down the ideal is to use the cinnamon bark in infusion.
Cinnamon is considered safe in the form of a powder for cooking, baking and flavoring, however, cinnamon essential oil has a considerably higher concentration.
Excessive amounts of cinnamon oil can affect the central nervous system (they decrease the activity of the brain, that is, they depress its functioning, causing the person to be “disconnected”, “slowly”, uninterested in things).
Due to safety concerns, children, breastfeeding women, men with prostate problems and people with kidney or liver damage should avoid cinnamon oil.
How to Consume Cinnamon Tea to Lower Menstruation?
Knowing that there is no possibility of pregnancy, start the treatment by taking cinnamon tea throughout the day before the start of the period to advance menstruation. For menstrual delays the ideal is to start the treatment on the first day of delay to obtain better results.
How to Prepare Cinnamon Tea?
To prepare cinnamon tea, you need:
- 2 cinnamon sticks (or peel)
- 1 cup of water
Place the cinnamon in a pan with water and cook for about 5 minutes, cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Prefer to take it hot or warm. If you want to sweeten you can do it. The ideal is to take 3 times a day.
Another way to consume cinnamon, taking advantage of its properties, is to put a cinnamon stick in a cup of hot milk and sweeten it with sugar or honey.
You can add cinnamon powder in sweet preparations, such as cakes, pies or porridge, for example, both to get down, and to regularize menstruation.
IMPORTANT: People who have hypertension should not use cinnamon tea to decrease menstruation.
Other Measures to Get Rid of Menstrual Delay:
Taking cinnamon tea to lower menstruation is a very effective solution, but there are some measures that can help to avoid these situations where the menstrual cycle is unregulated, such as:
- Lead a healthy lifestyle, with regular practice of physical exercise, a healthy and varied diet, rich in fruits and vegetables;
- Take contraceptive pill, as it helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and makes menstruation regular;
- Practice physical activity regularly, but always with some moderation, avoiding excesses;
- Avoid crazy and very restrictive diets, because in addition to being harmful to health, they end up deregulating the menstrual cycle;
- Follow the indicated treatment to control Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or thyroid disorders ;
- Maintaining the ideal weight
If you have painful cycles you can go through them less uncomfortably:
- A regular exercise routine of at least 20 minutes a day can relieve menstrual cramps. If the cramps are very severe, try light stretching or yoga during the first few days of the period.
- A hot water cushion or hot water bottle can bring comfort and relief during menstruation.
- Adding a cup of Epsom salts or a mixture of baking soda and sea salt for a hot bath can help you relax and have a mild detoxification effect.
- Getting enough vitamin B, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium and zinc can help with menstrual cramps.
- A gentle abdominal massage with essential oils of rose, lavender, geranium or cypress can induce a feeling of well-being. The massage can also be done with well diluted cinnamon essential oil. Add 2 to 3 drops of essential oils to 3 tablespoons of neutral oil.
Also remember that delayed menstruation or painful cycles can be linked to stress, tiredness, food sensitivity, depression and other emotional problems.
These measures help to keep menstruation regulated, however it is always advisable to consult the doctor to identify the cause responsible for the unregulated cycle.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.