How can i delay my period? – Best ways to delay periods

There can be various reasons for a woman to wish to delay her periods. A pre-planned long trip, a function, an occasion or a hectic project are some of the very common reasons from the lot. In such situations, the most common way that most of the girls opt for is taking a medication. Most of the medicines that postpone menstruation are nothing but hormonal pills; they disrupt the natural hormonal balance of the body and might be harmful in the long run. In addition to that, these pills also bring in different side effects, like nausea, vomiting, headache, hot flushes which can make things even worse. So, what is the way out? Like many other things, the way out for this problem, is to turn to natural remedies. You can postpone your menstruation efficiently by following some home remedies, and you can be sure that they will not bring any side effects in any way even in the long run. So, next time you wish to postpone your periods try out these home remedies instead of the pills, to get natural effects.

Exclude the spicy foods from your diet

Home remedies for irregular periods

Commonly it is believed that spicy food triggers menstruation. So, if you are wishing to postpone your periods you should stay away from spicy foods from at least 15-20 days prior to your expected menstrual cycle. Spices like pepper, chili, garlic and paprika increases body heat and thus quickens up the menstruation cycle. Turmeric also has a similar effect, so if you are trying to postpone your periods make sure that you do not take raw turmeric in your food.

Gram lentils

From the ancient times gram lentils were used as a medication for postponing menstruation. Fry some gram lentils and grind them to make a powder. Now add this lentil powder with a cup of warm water to make a soup. Drink this soup in the morning in empty stomach, and also in the noon and at night before having your food. You should start this routine at least one week before your expected date of menstruation to get results.


Vinegar is also believed to be effective in delaying periods. It is also used for easing different menstrual symptoms like cramps.  Add 3-4 spoons of vinegar with water and drink it in the morning, noon and night before taking your food. Vinegar when taken in the right way can postpone menstruation and this remedy can also be helpful for reducing high menstruation flow. So, in case you are having a high flow, you can also use vinegar to control the flow.

Chaste berry

The level of progesterone in the body plays a vital role in regulating the menstrual cycle. Chaste Berry has the ability to normalize the balance of progesterone and prolactin in the body and hence can be effective to postpone periods. Chaste Berry can also be helpful for having shorter menstrual cycle with light flow.


How to get periods immediately

Gelatin is considered as a very effective remedy for postponing menstruation. However, this remedy is suitable only in case of emergency as it delays your period only by hours. Mix 2 tablespoons of gelatin with mild warm water mix the two ingredients well and drink the mixture at one go. This rapid ingestion of gelatin and warm water is believed to be very effective in delaying periods for some time.

More exercise

This is a natural way of delaying your menstrual cycle. When you want to delay the dates, start exercising more; it will put your body under stress and will postpone your periods. In case you already do exercises on a daily basis, increase the time and intensity of exercise to put your body under stress. This will not have any adverse action on your body in the long run and is quite effective for postponing menses.

Parsley leaves with honey

Parsley is a nutrient rich leafy vegetable that we use often in daily diet. Apart from a bunch of vitamins, parsley leaves also contain a variety of volatile oils and flavonoids. Concoction of Parsley leaves with honey has been found to be effective to postpone menstruation naturally. Boil a bunch of cleaned parsley leaves in 2 cups of water, until the water reduces to half. Now strain the leaves and mix 1 spoon honey with it and consume hot. Drink this preparation for two to three times daily, starting from a week prior to your expected menstruation date to get results.

Mental stress also postpones menstruation naturally, but it is something that you cannot get on your wish. It is also very harmful for your body to endure mental stress and should not be tried as an option for postponing menstruation.