Delay menses.

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Subject: Re: herb digest: January 08, 2000
From: "plantpeople" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 19:23:06 -0500

> Is there an herb that will help me delay my period for about 2 days just once? I don't ask this for frivolous reasons, trust me. Thank you.--Alice

Try strong sage tea (Salvia officinalis). 1 to 1 ½ oz dried herb/per qt of water. Drink 4oz cups 4-6 times through the day 2 -3 days BEFORE and the days you wish to supress menstruation. Be prepared for dry mucus membranes : mouth, eyes, etc. and it helps to eat mucilagineous herbs/foods for a few days after discontinuing the sage tea. I've used it to supress menstruation during times of ceremony. Some women mix it with western sage or red alder bark also.