Herbs That Shorten Your Period

Your period can be a very uncomfortable time, but it’s definitely a necessary evil. Not everyone can luxuriate at the Period Store or prepare period care packages during that time of the month. Many people have to work through the discomfort.

If you want to reduce the amount of time you spend doubled over with cramps, bloated, and generally in a foul mood, you may want to try some of the herbal remedies below to help you shorten your period.

Chasteberry

You may not have heard of this little berry, but it has been used for centuries as a remedy to help shorten periods. The herbal remedy has the ability to elevate the levels of prolactin–a hormone that triggers menstruation and ovulation–in your body. The hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, and taking chasteberry will help to increase the production of this hormone. It can shorten the length of your period, and you only need to take about 20 to 60 milligrams of the stuff per day.

Maca Root

The average length of a period should be between 5 and 8 days, but sometimes a hormonal imbalance can make it longer or shorter. If you want to ensure that your period is the proper length, balancing out your hormones by taking maca root can be the way to go. Maca root can regulate the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to ensure that they produce sufficient quantities of these hormones, which help to control your ovary function. You can take it either in the form of capsules or in maca root powder–the more natural, harder to find option.

Raspberry Tea

Made from raspberry leaves, this tea isn’t just tasty, but it’s excellent to help you fight the pain and bleeding of your period. You’ll find that strong period cramps and bleeding can be a sign that your hormones are out of balance, but taking raspberry tea will only help you to deal with the pain. Drinking anywhere between 1 and 3 cups of this tea per day will go a long way towards making your period much easier to handle and much more painless.

Yarrow

This powerful root makes an excellent tincture that you can drink to help you deal with strong period pains. You want to drink the tincture at least a week before your period is due, as that will give it time to act. It will cause contraction of the blood vessels and tissues in your body, reducing the bleeding that occurs during your period.

VERY IMPORTANT: Don’t take these herbal remedies without checking with your doctor first. These remedies can be very strong, and they may impact your body negatively. If you have any health issues, the remedies can actually make them worse. You don’t want to mess with your menstruation cycle too much, as that can lead to more serious health problems. Make sure that you are safe when you try these herbal remedies, and get your doctor’s stamp of approval first.

How Much Can These Herbs Shorten Your Period?

This is an interesting question, and the truth is that there is no way to know exactly how much you can shorten your period using these herbs. Every herbal remedy works differently for each person, and what works for some may not work for you. There are a few different remedies to try, but you should NEVER use more than one at a time. Try one every month to see which one helps to shorten your period most effectively.

You may be able to shave a day or two off of your period, but you don’t want to cut it too short. It’s your body’s natural mechanism of resetting your fertility, and it is an important part of your life!

 

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By andy
Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.