Cinnamon benefits for menstruation (Does cinnamon induce period?)

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Cinnamon or Dalchni as referred to in India, and Kaneel in most European languages is a spice used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Scientifically, it is known as Cinnamon zeylanicum, and is highly effective at reducing menstrual cramps and heavy menstrual flow.

But does it induce periods?

Continue reading for more details.

Read on.

What is Menstruation?

Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining through the discharge of blood from the vagina. Menstruation is usually accompanied with cramps, bloating, discomfort, fatigue, heavy menstrual flow, mood swings etc.

Although, cinnamon’s potential benefits in relieving menstrual symptoms is less known, it is efficient at treating several ailments. And this has been used consistently for ages.

Cinnamon benefits for menstruation you should know
Cinnamon benefits for menstruation you should know

According to research, cinnamon is known to help relieve menstrual cramps and discomfort.

Cinnamon tea and extract can help reduce prostaglandin levels, and increase endorphin levels; which help improve blood circulation.

Hence, very good at relieving Pre-menstrual (PMT) symptoms such as dysmenorrhea.

Women who have heavy periods can take cinnamon to reduce menstrual flow. Cinnamon is also highly effective for period-related issues like thick clots.

Cinnamon benefits for menstruation

Cinnamon can be used in different ways for menstruation.

Cinnamon for menstrual cramps and pains:

This herbal spice can serve as natural remedy for alleviating nauseous reactions or feeling during menstruation.

In addition, it can reduce menstrual pain and cramps, prevent contractions due to prostaglandins. It also helps decrease inflammation and provide relief from pain.

Cinnamon for irregular periods:

Women especially with PCOS experience irregular periods, and missed menstrual cycles from time to time.

Cinnamon acts as a vasodilator; that is, it can open up blood vessels and increase blood flow that help regularize menstrual cycles.

So for women with irregular periods, cinnamon can help induce your periods and regulate menstrual cycles.

Regular consumption of cinnamon tea can also help regulate menstrual cycle, especially if you have a late or missed period. A cup or two a day is enough.

Furthermore, cinnamon tea also has a relaxing effect on the body.

Thus, consuming the right amounts can help prevent uterine contractions during pregnancy. It also reduces contractions during labour.


Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and other properties that have the ability to induce periods and relief menstrual cramps and PMS.

However, its only safe you consume in moderate amounts. As excess consumption may trigger allergic reactions.

Now, you know regular and moderate consumption can induce periods, especially for those with PCOS.

However, don’t expect it to work overnight

I hope you got enlightened?

Stella-maris Achumba


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