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Note: I originally posted this to bloodmoonherbs but thought I'd try here as well since it's such an active community.


I've looked in the memories section and all the tags on Women's Health but couldn't find what I was looking for.

I have a conference to attend on July 10th and my period is due around that time, so I am looking into giving parsley tea a try in the next day or two. My question is, does it matter what kind of parsley I use? For those of you who have tried this method, do you go with the Italian flat leaf variety, or the curly leaf parsley that is commonly used as garnish?

I realise I could save myself the confusion and just buy dried parsley, but I prefer fresh so I can use the remainder for Aglio Olio. :D

Thank you in advance for your help!


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Jun. 30th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Jun. 30th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the links!
Jun. 30th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
I've always used the curly parsley, but that's because it was pretty much the only parsley you could get round here and nobody knew of other parsleys when I was growing up. It certainly seemed to help bring my period on, but I should point out that I used it as a rule if I *feared* it might be going to be late, if you get my drift. So I never used it to bring the period on significantly early. However, I do think it had some effect, as I would definitely experience some minor cramping and feel it "coming on" fairly soon after drinking a lot of parsley tea.
Jun. 30th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
I did wonder if it would cause any cramping. Thanks for bringing it up! :) Ah, curly parsley it is.
Jun. 30th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
I used curly parsley before my wedding a couple years ago when I wanted to make sure my period came on it's due date (ten days before the wedding), and it worked like a charm. It tasted like crap, but as long as you hold your nose while you drink it's fine. *shudders*
Jun. 30th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
It makes makes your period come on time or sooner? When do you need to drink it for it to have effect?

I'm a bit ignorant on this subject, I haven't heard of this before.
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
My plan was to ensure my period came when it was due, or a couple days earlier. I don't think it'll make your period come significantly (ie: weeks) earlier -- hopefully someone else can answer that for me.

I think I was due on the 25th June, so I took it on the 22nd, and my period came the following day, on the 23rd. I drank a couple cups of the stuff, maybe less. Mind you, I made mine pretty strong (two bunches of parsley) and reduced about 8 quarts of liquid into 3 cups.

Jun. 30th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
lol, you're adorable
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
This is going to sound naive, but... who, me?
Jun. 30th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
I've heard the tea tastes nasty. I already take a dose of apple cider vinegar every morning so I should be able to handle parsley. Err, I hope. LOL
Jun. 30th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
It does, it really does! I was gagging through it, but I made mine really strong. Hey, but it worked! :)
Jun. 30th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
i throw chopped carrots and celery in mine and pretend it's soup. it's much more palatable that way.
Jun. 30th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Well, now I know why I'm supposed to avoid parsley during my pregnancy!
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