Delayed periods are always a source of anxiety and stress. So what causes delayed periods? Are there any natural ways to make periods regular?

Here we try to answer all these questions.

Causes of Delayed Periods

Stress, illness, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and Thyroid disorders are some of the causes of delayed periods. If you have undergone stress or illness during ovulation, this can push your period to a later date. Stress, though, can delay your period by a day or two, but not more than that.

 PCOS can result in irregular period cycles. In PCOS, women have excess of male hormones, which can keep ovaries from ovulating. The follicles that get released during ovulation may not mature at all, due to excess male hormones. This can result in late periods.

Women with thyroid disorders also don’t ovulate correctly, resulting in late period cycles.

Also excessive stress on body due to heavy exercising can result in late periods. The body may stop ovulating temporarily to conserve energy.   

So, apart from consuming pills, are there any ways to make abnormal periods regular? There are, and here we will look at some of them.

10 Natural Cures to Make Periods Regular

  • Foods such as papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. generate heat in the body. These help in your menstruation cycle to start early. So eat these fruits to induce menstrual periods. You can also make papaya juice, and add date syrup or honey to it. Consume once in the evenings, for early periods.
  • Sesame seeds are good for inducing periods early. Take a mixture of one tablespoon of black sesame seeds, along with one spoon of jaggery, daily in the morning. You can also make Indian sweets out of black/white sesame seeds, and jaggery, and consume it.