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How To Get Your Period In One Hour | 10 Natural Home Remedies

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana

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Periods are the monthly process of shredding the uterus lining in women and are part of a natural, biological process in women that occurs when an egg does not fertilize. They happen once a month and can sometimes align on days you least want them, have an irregular cycle, or want to plan your pregnancy. It is possible to get your period faster, especially if it is due soon.

There are various ways to induce a period, but it is best to consult a gynecologist before trying these methods. While some may be harmless, other ways to fasten your menstruation cycle can be harmful if taken without a doctor’s supervision, especially if it is due to an illness.

As every woman may have a different experience with her period, not every method may work for everyone.

How To Get Your Period In One Hour

There are some natural ways that can help in inducing your periods. These simple home remedies include:

1. Relax yourself

Stress due to work or personal life can mess up your menstrual cycle and delay your periods. Relieving stress and calming yourself can relax your muscles and increase your chances of getting your period. Many people have different mechanisms for coping with stress.

Yoga and meditation are a way to unwind yourself. Lowering your workload and having a more flexible schedule can help you avoid stress.

2. Take more Vitamin C

You can consume vitamin C through your diet or supplements. Many people may think that Vitamin C can cause contractions in your uterus, leading to periods. Though there is not much evidence to support this, there is no harm in increasing your Vitamin C intake unless you are allergic to it.

Food sources rich in Vitamin C include green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and many others. You should take approximately 60mg of Vitamin C, so do not exceed that dose as it may have adverse effects.

3. Increase sexual activity

Regular sex can help with starting your period. Sex or an orgasm can cause contractions in the uterus and can accelerate the process of menstruation. It usually works when it is around the date of your period.

Sex can also be a stress-relieving activity, which can regulate your hormones and cause periods. Reaching orgasm can open your cervix and help induce periods.

4. Use a warm compress or bath

Warm baths or compresses can relax your abdominal muscles and lowers stress levels, which can induce your period. It also helps increase blood flow to your abdomen and speed up the arrival of your period. You can draw a warm bath with scented candles or add essential oils for further relaxation.

Though this method may work for some women, more research is required to support its effect on inducing periods.

5. Use parsley

Parsley is known to be an effective way to induce periods. It contains components that promote uterine contractions. It is also high in Vitamin C, which can expedite your period. Parsley is a helpful herb, but do not take it if you are pregnant or nursing, as it can cause issues.

You can ingest it or use it in tea. You can take 6g of parsley in a day and divide it into two or three doses to consume it directly. As some of its properties can be dangerous for some individuals, it is better to consult a doctor before using it. Though people claim that it can induce a period, there is no conclusive study done to determine this use of parsley.

6. Eat pineapple

Eating pineapple can help you get your period faster. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that makes the uterus lining soft and helps shed it. It may also reduce inflammation which may accelerate your period. You can eat it raw or have pineapple juice to get your period.

Though there is no evidence to support this claim, eating pineapple is not harmful but remember to take it in moderation.

7. Use turmeric

An easily found spice in most Pakistani households, turmeric has many uses. One of them is that it can help you get your period.

Though there are not many studies on it, it is known to affect your hormones estrogen and progesterone. Add it to your diet by mixing it in curries or rice. You can also make turmeric tea or add turmeric to milk and drink it to get your periods overnight.

8. Do light exercises

Exercising can help soothe the muscles and induce your period, though there is a lack of evidence for this claim.

You can try doing light exercises to induce periods when they are due. While some working out may help, too much exercise may lead to irregular periods. Light to moderate exercise may work best near the days of your menstrual cycle.

9. Try cinnamon

Cinnamon can regulate irregular periods and has many other benefits for menstruation too. Using cinnamon can be helpful for getting your periods quicker. It acts as a vasodilator that can broaden your blood vessels and helps trigger periods.

Cinnamon can also help ease the symptoms of menstruation, such as cramps, vomiting, nausea, and pain. It can also reduce bloating as it has natural anti-inflammatory properties.

You can use cinnamon in many foods, and it is a staple ingredient in many Pakistani dishes, which makes it easy to incorporate it into your diet. You can also prepare cinnamon tea by mixing a few sticks in water and boiling them.

10. Ginger

It is thought that ginger can induce periods as it is a heat-generating food that can cause uterus contractions. It is a famous remedy for getting your period overnight in ancient and traditional medicine, though there is no scientific evidence to prove it.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger may also reduce the intensity of period symptoms, such as bloating. It can also be effective for period pain when you are menstruating. Eating ginger raw may not be tolerable, so you can use it to make ginger tea, which may be helpful in hastening your period.

Possible risks of using these methods

Even if you get your period or not due to these remedies, they are generally safe and may not cause any harm. It is essential to remember to do and take everything in moderation, especially food.

If you are allergic to certain foods, it is best to avoid them even if they are suitable for inducing periods. Remember to consult your gynecologist before taking or changing the schedule of your birth control pill doses.

Causes of delayed periods

The delay in periods can be due to numerous reasons. It can be due to stress due to a busy schedule or a hectic work week. The delay can be for a few days or for much longer. If you do not get your period for six months or more, that can signal that you may have amenorrhea.

Delays in the menstrual cycle can occur due to hormonal changes in your body. Some drugs can also disturb your period dates. You should consult a gynecologist to know the cause behind your delay in period. It can also indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or other reproductive issues.


There could be many reasons why you may want to get your periods early. It can be due to an important trip or an irregular cycle. Not getting your periods can also be a sign of chronic illnesses and can be stressful.

Irregular period cycles can occur due to stress, hormonal problems, and serious ailments. It can also signal a reproductive health issue. The most effective method of controlling your cycle is birth control pills, but do not take them without a doctor’s advice.

Some foods may also help in fastening your menstrual cycle, but more research needs to be done for more conclusive results. Most of these foods are harmless to consume. You can give them a shot without worrying. 

Be cautious in adding foods to your diet during pregnancy, as some foods can be damaging for pregnant women. Also, ensure that you take everything in moderate amounts; so you do not have to deal with the consequences of overeating certain foods. You should avoid foods that you may be allergic to you.

It is best to consult your doctor if you have irregular periods or want to get periods fast.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How To Get Periods Overnight

Although it may not be possible to get your period overnight, there are some home remedies that can help in inducing them. These include reducing stress, doing light exercise, having sex, using a warm compress or bath, etc.

2. Which Tablet Is Used To Get Periods Immediately?

Medroxyprogesterone tablets can be used to treat amenorrhea or irregular menstrual periods. However, you should consult your doctor before using them.

3. What Food To Eat To Get Periods Faster?

To naturally induce a period, you can try consuming parsley, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, and Vitamin C.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana
Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana - Author Assistant Professor Dr. Naheed Rana is one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field of Gynaecology. She is often regarded as one of the best gynaecologists in Lahore, Pakistan.
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