Delayed menstruation is a problem called amenorrhea. There are many different reasons that can cause a lack of menstruation. Stress can be an enormous contributing factor, but besides this, inadequate nutrition or excessive exercising can also cause a missed period.
A woman with this problem should eat properly and concentrate on food and herbs that nourish the body and help alleviate the stress in life.
A woman should also pamper herself a bit. There is nothing wrong with indulging in a warm, soothing bath every evening about the time that the menstrual period should begin.
It is well known that herbs could alleviate the problem of delayed menstruation. Specifically, liver cleansing herbs like dandelion root and burdock root might help. One could try to get things heading in the right direction this way.
Someone with a history of cycle irregularity and unpredictability might want to include some chaste tree berries as a morning supplement to give those ovaries some tender loving care.
Looking for some outside professional help can only help the healing process. An herbalist will help correct the imbalances naturally and gently, and allow some one to take an active role in the process.
There must be a reason why menstruation is late, if the cause is not pregnancy, and then it is either related to physical reasons or emotional ones. It is not always possible to figure out why a woman’s body is doing this.
Actually, it is just part of our mystery, because the process of fertility is magical and mysterious.
For women who want to see if a herb can help get their period started, they can take the parsley herb, it is a very mild herb and actually pretty good for health.
The point is this herb is high in calcium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and very high in potassium and vitamin A.
There are other mild herbs which can be used safely and effectively as well to relieve the problem of delayed menstruation.
These herbs are collectively called emmenagogues, which mean they have the ability to stimulate menstruation. Each herb has its own properties and its own way of encouraging menstruation to begin.
However, the uterus needs to be ready to bleed; otherwise the blood is just not there.
There are many herbs which have emmenagogual properties, mild ones and stronger ones both.
The stronger ones are also classified as abortifacients, meaning they have the ability to disrupt pregnancy.
Almost all abortifacient herbs are also classified as emmenagogues, but not all emmenagogues herbs are abortifacients. In fact, the mild ones are safe to use in the early stages of pregnancy.
It is very rare that a general herb book will list any abortifacient herbs.
Most if not all will be classed as emmenagogues, because of the taboos associated with abortion.
That is why it is important to understand some herbs that are not likely to end pregnancy on their own as emmenagogues, and the stronger ones which can interfere with pregnancy or damage the fetus as abortifacients.
If a woman uses herbs of a mild nature, and pregnancy is the reason for delayed menstruation, these should not damage the developing embryo.