5 DIY home remedies to DELAY your periods

Don’t miss out on the fun when you can control your cycle with some safe and natural ingredients from your kitchen!

Updated on Jan 05, 2019 05:26 PM IST  |  967.7K

Aren’t there times when you wish to delay your menstrual cycle because you have a vacation planned or a wedding to attend? There are umpteen medications available to postpone periods, but how many of us are really ready to take the risk of facing the disastrous side effects? We’ve got you covered. Here are some natural home remedies that can do the trick without any side effects. Take a look!

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has always been one of the best natural medicines for any health condition. Naturally, it works for for period problems too. It helps in delaying the cycle, controlling the blood flow and also for pushing your dates back to normal.

What to do: Mix 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of lukewarm water.

Drink up this mixture before heading to bed. Start doing this exactly one week before your actual period date.


As it contains citric acid, lemon helps you push your period dates.

What to do: Keep sucking on the lemon juice or chew a piece to still the flow. You may consume the lemon sap with some water too. Start this at least a week before.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are fully packed with soluble fibre which not only helps you delay your periods but also helps in maintaining an excellent digestive system.

What to do: Soak some chia seeds in a glass of water and leave it overnight. Consume this water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You can add some honey or sugar to enhance the taste. Start drinking this solution 6-7 days before your actual period dates.

Raspberry leaves

Apart from making your reproductive system stronger and healthier, raspberry leaves can delay your menstruation without any side effects.

What to do: Soak a few sun-dried raspberry leaves in water and boil it for ten minutes to prepare a tea from it. Sip this tea 2-3 times a day for a week (before the period date) to get effective result.

French beans

French beans are mentioned for its ability to delay the periods and in reducing the flow. They are rich in calcium and can also help in keeping the period cramps at bay.

What to do: Boil a cup of French beans in 100 ml water for 3-4 minutes. Strain the solution and add some lemon juice into the water. Consume this mixture 5 days before your menstrual date.

These simple home remedies can be your life saviour someday. Try it out and see what works the best for you! Comment below and let us know.

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