Doctors issued a warning to not follow the ‘irresponsible’ advice of putting parsley in their vaginas to start their period. It was suggested by women’s magazine Marie Claire.
The article says, parsley is an emmenagogue – a substance that increases menstrual flow – which can ‘soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances’.
The article said, “While few of us would feature parsley as the main part of a dish, it turns out the herb is a mild emmenagogue and can help to kick-start your period, so you might want to look into some parsley recipes ASAP”
It added, “Parsley can help to soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances that could be delaying your cycle, helping your period come faster. If you’re struggling to find a dish based on parsley, don’t panic – the most effective forms are said to be parsley tea and parsley vaginal inserts.”
But doctors urged women to never insert vegetables into the vagina, as it could lead to health risks – including potentially death.
Marie Clare has now apologised for the article and taken it down because it is ‘misguided’.