Posts tagged #period

The Power of Parsley

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Has anybody ever tried drinking parsley tea to induce menstruation?

My eldest daughter did recently, for the first time in her life, based on advice from a friend and guess what? Within 2 hours she was bleeding. That seemed surprisingly fast. *Esmerelda said she wasn’t due until Friday and here it was, Sunday night at 8.

Is this a little bit of magic or is is mere coincidence? Do you know? Do you have any experience with this, either first person on through the sisterhood?

I hadn’t heard this particular old wive’s tale until *Esmerelda asked me if I had, figuring if anybody would know about the miracle of parsley as it relates to a woman’s period, it would be me; a woman who’s business revolves around menstruation.

Nope. I had not an inkling of the power within this herb from the Mediterranean region. Right now thanks to the capricious and sometimes bitchy nature of Mother Nature, I can’t even experiment with it personally. How will I know if it works when I don’t know when my next period will come, or even if it will. Menopause is having a moment in my life.

So, I’m just sharing the very tiny anecdote and hope that should you find cause to try it, remember me, and share your findings.

Just get some dried parsley, place in a meshy tea infuser and let sit in boiled water for 3 to 5 minutes. *Esmerelda added a hit of lemon juice but disclaimer, she adds a hit of lemon juice to a LOT of stuff. Even so, she said it tasted pretty putrid but then again, this isn’t a tea one makes for enjoyment but rather for the benefits therein.

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To reiterate, less than 120 minutes after drinking this foul concoction *Esmerelda’s period arrived. For once, it was welcomed with a smile of satisfaction.

Tried or heard about a different means of inducing menstruation? Please do tell.

* My daughter’s name is NOT Esmerelda. Her name has been changed at her request.

Peace, Love & Parsley


Posted on June 15, 2019 .

Collaboration with Code Red

Code Red is an organization that provides feminine hygiene products and personal care items to homeless women. It was founded by Ileri Jaiyeoba back when she was in high school (she is currently a freshman at New York University) and I had a chance to interview this inspiring teen recently. 

Bloody Brilliant Period Documentary

         Still taken from 'The Week' by the Thinx team. 

         Still taken from 'The Week' by the Thinx team. 

This is an amazing documentary about menstruation and the stigmas and taboos that still surround it. In fact, Miki Agrawal, the founder and social entrepreneur of Thinx period underwear and the narrator of this video states that the she discovered that the word taboo itself stems from the word tapau which means menstruation. She is incredulous as she states this fact and I couldn't help but be too. Periods are a natural monthly process that women have been going through since the beginning of time and still, in 2015, it is considered taboo to discuss them in many cultures, even our own depending on the time, place and audience. This video is doing it's part to help break that taboo but unfortunately, as the contents of this video show,  there is still a long way to go.

At one point they go to the streets of New York, undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities of the world, and asked random men what they know about periods. I was flabbergasted when a seemingly older professional man said he thought that periods were brought on by stress! What? Seriously? 

As you probably know by now since you're reading this, I believe the Female Empowerment Bracelet can do its part by informing young women of what to expect when they're NOT expecting. The lack of knowledge surrounding the entire menstrual problem is still a problem all over the world, including places we think are highly evolved and progressive like the Canada, Great Britain and the good old US of A

Please watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.