Originally Posted by Sage.Naissance
RE: Vitex (for Jenne I think)
If you want to induce menstruation you could use a sprig of parsley vaginally, or take a lot of ginger tea. Among other things... I could look some more up but those are the ones I think of off the top of my head.
Originally Posted by Jenne
A sprig of parsley? Really? Hmmm. Do you know anyone who has actually done this? Will it bring on menses or is it to regulate menses? How long does it need to be there? How many times? Hmmm. I eat an awful lot of ginger. I haven't noticed any effect.
, I have actually used a combination of mega-dosing vit C and parsley to bring on menstruation a couple of years ago.
As far as the parsley goes, I actually brewed up pots of parsley tea and drank that constantly during the day.
I also made a parsley "pessary" by separating the leaves from the stems then kind of rolling the leaves into a ball for insertion. Make sure they're way up near the entrance to your cervix. I did a pessary for three nights and tea during the day for the two days. The third morning I woke up with my menses.
I had also been mega-dosing vit C for two days before starting the parsley treatment (so 5 days total) but if you're just bringing on a late period, the parsley might (should) help.
It softens the cervix I believe?
My cycle was very irregular at this time and I used a combination of vitamin E and C to regulate it. I can tell you more about that if you want?
HTH and wasn't too much info Sage.Naissance
I am really curious to know where you found info about using a ginger tea to bring on menses? My pregnant friend is currently using ginger tea to help control her extreme morning sickness... I had no idea it has any effect on your cycle, could it cause issues for her pregnancy?