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Home Remedies For Abortion

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Dr. Nayana BalakrishnanGynaecologist • 40 Years Exp.MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
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Abortion refers to the ending up of the pregnancy by removing the fetus or an embryo. It is the most commonly used health intervention. Abortion is regarded safe when it is performed using the guidelines and methods given by WHO. The abortion in the women is carried out in the cases when the women don't want to give the birth to the child.

The other name of abortion is the termination of the pregnancy. There are two types of abortion i.e. surgical abortion and medical abortion. Surgical abortion is the abortion which includes the operation. Surgical abortion is done in two ways i.e. by evacuation and dilatation done between 15 to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Medical abortion is the abortion which is done using some pills. There are two types of abortion pills. One is consumed in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and the other type of abortion pill is taken between 10th week to 24th week. First trimester abortions are regarded very difficult to treat as these type of abortion are caused mainly due to the genetic problem. Second trimester abortions are caused mainly due to the cervical incompetence. 

The reason for having the abortion can be domestic violence, maternal health, lack of support, not willing to raise a child etc. You should consult the doctor if you're suffering from excessive bleeding, vomiting, jaundice, loss of consciousness, smelly discharge, fever etc after the abortion. 

The home remedies for the abortion are as follows

  • Black cohosh root: Black cohosh root is the remedy used for the abortion. The black cohosh roots are consumed as tea. It is used to induce early labor in the first trimester. The other name of the black cohosh root is the herbal estrogen. So, you can use black cohosh roots for abortion 
  • Parsley: Pareley is another remedy used for the abortion. It is the oil made using the parsley leaves. The seeds of the parsley contain a compound known as apiol which is regarded as poisonous. Apiol is considered very harmful for the embryo inside the womb. Another substance known as Myristicin is also considered harmful for the embryo. These substances can induce the contractions of uterine and is considered effective for abortion. So, the parsley is also considered an effective remedy for abortion
  • Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is another effective home remedy for the abortion. Eucalyptus is a plant that is rich in ketones. Greater amount of ketones have a direct impact on the child. It should be used in the early stages of pregnancy in the first trimester. The abortion using the eucalyptus oil is also considered natural. So, you can use the eucalyptus oil for the abortion
  • Aloe vera: Aloe vera is also used for the abortion. Aloe vera is the plant that has many side effects when it is consumed.  Eating the aloe vera can lead to the contraction of uterine and womb which results in excessive bleeding. This results in the abortion. So, aloe vera can also be used for the abortion 
  • Safflower: Safflower is another remedy for the abortion. Safflower contains substances that result in thinning of the blood. Safflower results in the miscarriage. These substances help in the promotion of early menstruation and also help in preventing the clotting of the blood. It leads to spontaneous feticide. So, for the abortion safflower can be consumed
  • Mugwort: Mugwort is another home remedy used for the abortion. These herbs can lead to the beginning of the menstrual cycle. Consuming the mugwort can also lead to the contraction of the uterus. So, you can use the mugwort for the abortion
  • Fenugreek seed: Fenugreek seed is another home remedy for the abortion. The seeds of Fenugreek contain the substance known as saponin which performs the work of the oxytocin hormone. These seeds lead to the contraction of the uterine which in turn leads to the abortion. So, the fenugreek seeds can also be used for the abortion
  • Coleus: Coleus is regarded as another home remedy for the abortion. Consumption of coleus during the pregnancy can lead to the implantation of the embryo which in turn results in the bleeding of the vagina. So, for the abortion, coleus can be used


I would like to thank you for giving your valuable time for reading this. I hope you got the required information after visiting here. Abortion means the termination of the pregnancy. The two types of abortion are surgical and medical abortion. The reason for the abortion can be an inability to afford a child, feeling they are too young, maternal health, etc.

You should visit the doctor if you're having excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness, smelly discharge etc. after the abortion. You can use the pennyroyal oil, mugwort, fenugreek seeds, over the counter medications etc for the abortion.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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