They are frequently used in the traditional medicine of some continents, especially South America, Africa and Asia. In addition to this, some plants also have proven results in research with mice.
Before drinking any of these types of tea, it is necessary for the woman to carry out a pregnancy test to be sure that she is not pregnant, so as not to harm the baby's development, since any tea indicated to lower the period could seriously affect gestation.
1. Ginger tea
Ginger tea is considered safe in pregnancy, as long as it is used in low doses of up to 1 gram and for up to 3 to 4 days in a row. At higher doses, this root appears to have the ability to make the uterus contract.
In this way, ginger tea can be ingested around the day of menstruation to stimulate uterine bleeding.
2 to 3 cm of fresh ginger root, sliced;
1 cup of boiling water.
Place the ginger slices in the bowl of water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day.
The ginger slices can be reused to make 2 or 3 cups of tea and for this you can make small cuts in the slices with each use, to facilitate the release of more substances.
2. Sen tea
Senna, whose scientific name is Senna alexandrina, is a plant with high laxative power, but it also makes the uterus contract. This is because it contains substances that stimulate the contraction of smooth muscle, which is the type of muscle present in the intestine, but also in the uterus.
Therefore, in addition to treating constipation, this tea can also be used by women who want to stimulate menstruation.
2 grams of senna leaves;
1 cup of boiling water.
Place the senna leaves in the cup with boiling water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain and drink between 2 to 3 cups a day.
Because it is laxative, it is normal for senna tea to cause diarrhea, especially if the person is not constipated. Ideally, this tea should not be used for more than 3 days, as it can cause a lot of abdominal discomfort, as well as contributing to the loss of water and minerals from diarrhea.
3. Radish leaf cold tea
Studies carried out with radish indicate that the cold tea from its leaves has a stimulating action on the uterus, facilitating menstruation. This effect seems to be related to the presence of saponins and alkaloids that cause the smooth muscles of the stomach, intestine and uterus to contract.
5 to 6 radish leaves;
150 ml of water.
Place the radish leaves and the water in a blender until you get a homogeneous mixture. Next, you need to strain and drink 2-3 glasses a day.
Radish leaves are safe for health and highly nutritious, containing large amounts of vitamin C and other antioxidants that help keep the body healthy.
However, if the delay occurs for more than 1 week or is accompanied by colic or very severe abdominal pain, the ideal is to consult a gynecologist to identify the possible cause.