Cinnamon tea, scientifically called Cinnamomum Zeylanicum can help stimulates uterine contraction. It’s an excellent option to make menstruation go down in case there is any delay, making it come with higher intensity and last a few days.
Consumption of cinnamon is only indicated to advance the menstruation 1 or 2 days or making it go down in case of a delay of less than a month. And therefore, be avoided in case of suspected pregnancy and contraindicated during pregnancy because it can cause abortion.
What is cinnamon tea for
Cinnamon tea or cinnamon powder can be used to regulate menstrual disorders because it reduces prostaglandin levels. Increases endorphin levels, and improves blood circulation. Thus, being useful in relieving the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and help menstruation go down when there is a menstrual delay.
Cinnamon also helps to normalize menstruation in those women who have an irregular period. However, when this situation is frequent, you should go to the gynecologist so that you can assess what may be caused by the alteration of the menstrual cycle.
Usually, menstruation is generally irregular during the first years after the menstruation falls for the first time when the woman is closer to menopause. In this way, teenagers and women with more than 40 years are the ones that suffer most from a menstrual delay.
To achieved the expected effects of cinnamon, it should be taken regularly. Cinnamon tea is also an excellent option to lose weight.
How to prepare cinnamon tea
To make cinnamon tea, you need:
- One cinnamon stick
- 1 cup of water.
Put one cinnamon stick in a pot of water and boil it for 5 minutes. Then when it is warm, remove the cinnamon stick and drink. If you wish you can sweeten it to taste.
Other recipes with cinnamon to regulate menstruation
Different ways to consume cinnamon is taking advantage of its properties to help lower the period. And to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such as belly pain, headache, dizziness, vomiting, and discomforts is:
- Put one cinnamon stick in a cup of warm milk and sweeten with sugar and honey;
- Sprinkle one teaspoon of cinnamon powder on oats;
- Add one cinnamon stick in a cup of hot coffee;
- Eat apple and cinnamon cake, or cook it and add one cinnamon stick in the center during cooking.
It is also possible to add cinnamon in 1 cup of plain yogurt with cereals or sprinkle it on fruits in snacks.