There are various reasons why a woman would like to induce a natural miscarriage. Some of these may be that abortion is illegal in her country or that she comes from families that do not support the practice. In other cases, the woman simply wants to keep the entire procedure private and free from controversy. Whatever the case, it's better to know how to cause a miscarriage with safe natural methods. In fact, many of these methods have been passed down for generations.

Abortions are mostly conducted during the first trimester, and the earlier you do it, the better. The methods for natural abortion we highlight below have been used for a long time, but it’s important to note that they have a high rate of failure—there are only 50% chances that they will work. There is also the likelihood of developing side effects.

How to Cause a Miscarriage with Natural Remedies

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been used as an abortion inducer for decades, having been passed down from the feminist community in the 70's.Various publications and researches show that this nutrient may work. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid can be used to interfere with conception as it makes an unfavorable environment within the uterus, thus preventing implantation. To induce a natural abortion, increase your intake of vitamin C, but do not exceed 6,000 mg per day.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon stimulates the uterus and could easily help induce an abortion and reduce the pain that comes with it. You are advised not to cook the spice because this removes components that speed up the induction of an abortion. You can instead take cinnamon supplements as these are more potent.

3. Black Cohosh

Cohosh isn’t the tastiest herb, but it can be very useful in inducing a miscarriage. The herb works by fueling uterus contractions and helping your body to produce oxytocin which is responsible for inducing labor. The herbis quite potent, and skilled doctors have been known to use it in inducing labor. Nevertheless, cohosh can also be toxic when taken too much, and you might want to ensure that you use the herb within the recommended dose (40-80 mg per day).

4. Dong Quai

Dong quai has been used for years by herbalists to improve circulation, relieve menstrual pain, and even assist women who have reproductive health problems. The herb can be used to stimulate a miscarriage as it induces contractions by stimulating the uterus. You can take dong quai along with other herbs such as cohosh, or make it with tea. Make sure that you consult with your physician before using this herb. You need to have the right dosage to have a successful miscarriage using dong quai.

5. Parsley

Parsley is herb that we use every day and one that can be used to help stimulate a miscarriage. Parsley has vitamin C, and this is what helps the herb complete a miscarriage. You can make some parsley tea by immersing a bunch in boiling water. Drink this concoction a few times every day.

6. Caffeine

According to a study that was published by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in March 2008, caffeine can help induce an abortion. The study found that women who consumed over 200 mg of caffeine daily had twice the risk of developing a miscarriage, compared to women who did not drink caffeine. The publication advice women not to take more than 200 mg of caffeine daily, which is about the same as one or two cups of coffee.

But excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks does not guarantee you that you will have a miscarriage. It is believed that women who drink over 500 mg of caffeine give birth to newborns that have quick heart beats and high breathing rates. These babies are generally awake for a longer time during the first days after birth. There are also various reports of women having a stillbirth due to excessive consumption of coffee.


It’s always important to involve a doctor when trying to induce a miscarriage as this is the only way you can be sure that you are using safe and reliable methods. The herbs mentioned above are to be used under the supervision of doctors only. Improper doses, especially high doses, could easily lead to dire health complications and even death.

There are various pre-existing conditions that could be affected by your attempts to induce a miscarriage with these herbs. Conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and high blood pressure and complications affecting vital organs, such as your heart, kidney, or liver, could worsen with the intake of these herbs.If you are taking birth control pills or any kind of medication, you need to find out if the herbs will counteract with the medication.

Watch the video of a 19-year-old woman sharing her story of self-induced abortion: