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Late period: how can cinnamon tea help

Cinnamon tea, scientifically called Cinnamomum zeylanicum, stimulates uterine contractions and so it can be a good option when you want your period to appear or come with greater intensity and therefore lasting fewer days.

However, the consumption of cinnamon is only indicated if you want to advance your period in 1 or 2 days or induce it if it's late for less than a month and should therefore be avoided if pregnancy is suspected or used during pregnancy because it may cause abortion.

Late period: how can cinnamon tea help

How to make Cinnamon tea

To prepare this you need:


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup of water

Preparation method

Place a cinnamon stick in a saucepan with water and simmer for about 5 minutes. Let it cool down, remove the cinnamon stick and drink it. If desired, sweeten to taste.

Other recipes with cinnamon to regulate your period

You can consume cinnamon in various ways, taking advantage of it's properties that help your period appear, relieves menstrual cramps, headaches, nausea, vomiting and malaise. These recipes can be:

  • Put a cinnamon stick in a cup of warm milk and sweeten it with sugar or honey;
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon on oatmeal;
  • Add 1 stick of cinnamon in each cup of black coffee;
  • Eat apple and cinnamon cake, or cook an apple and add 1 stick of cinnamon in the center, during its baking;
  • Add a little cinnamon to a bowl of plain yogurt and cereal, for example.

When cinnamon is regularly consumed it may help normalize irregular menstrual cycles. However if you frequently have an irregular menstrual cycle it is recommended you seek a gynecologist so that he can evaluate what may be causing the changes in your cycle. Usually your period is very irregular in the first few years after menarche or when women are nearer to menopause, so the ones that may suffer from frequent delayed periods are adolescents and older women.

Cinnamon can also be used to regulate menstrual disorders because it reduces prostaglandin levels, increases endorphin levels and improves blood circulation, and is therefore effective in relieving the symptoms of premenstrual tension. However, for it to have the expected effect you should consume cinnamon regularly.

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