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Herbal Abortion?

Hello there everybody!!! It has been a while since my last post. Can’t say I’ve been busy cuz I’d be lying and that would be bad! I’ve just been super lazy 🙂

Now I realise the weirdness that is my topic of today but believe it or not its true! Now let me start by explaining WHY I decided to discuss herbal abortion today. I was handed a leaflet by a gentleman in the street which I hung up on my wall. You see, for a few years now the people of Ireland have been fighting for abortion rights, thousands of women have to travel to the UK every year from Ireland to get legal abortion procedures performed on them. I know many people out there are against abortions but, hear me out, this post is entirely non-biased and I will not be explaining the procedure in detail.

So here goes…!

Herbal abortions (or DIY abortions) have been thought to be around since before the 8th century AD, information was passed down from mothers to daughters. From the early 1300’s up until the 1800’s possessing such knowledge of herbs which cause a woman to miscarry/abort was dangerous. Anyone caught by the authorities at the time were considered witches and were tortured to death!

Also, women believed sitting over a pot of boiling onions would induce an abortion! Other techniques involved massage, pointy objects and administration of abortifacient herbal pessaries.

The success rates for herbal abortions are between 30 and 80 percent, and are effective only within the first trimester of pregnancy. This drastically drops as the pregnancy continues.

Typically used ingredients include:


Black Cohosh

Blue Cohosh

Cotton Root Bark

Evening Primrose



Pineapple (ya i know WEIRD!)


Vitamin C

Most of the above ingredients work by either stimulating intense contractions of the uterine wall to dislodge the foetus, or by way of poisoning the foetus, not allowing it to thrive. I hope this post was intellectually stimulating for your taste 🙂 I always say there is no harm in learning something new everyday, as the saying goes! Thank you for reading!

A word of advice: Many young women all over the world find themselves in the situation of a crisis pregnancy, I only have one thing to say (and please bear in mind, I AM NOT JUDGING YOU!), we all make mistakes, its only human of us to, however;

” Live your life before you start another”

P.S. I would advise against performing any at home abortion procedure without the advice of a professional. I accept no responsibility for anyones silly idea that this piece is highly informative. Please use protection!

Could I offer you a nice big slice of FEAR?
February 20, 2008, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Body, cork, Fear, Mind, Spirit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,




1. a. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.

b. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.
2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish.
3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.
4. A reason for dread or apprehension.
 I decided to take a turn from my usual goofy-ness for this post to talk about something a tad bit more serious. I was walking merrily in town when a word randomly came to mind, FEAR. What is fear to you? Is it a colour? A texture? A smell? Everyone fears something or someone. Be it God, our parents, spiders or even polkadots! The point is, we all fear something… and the purpose of this post is to see what people are afraid of…. you can add as many fears as u want… no matter how silly u may think they are… and just to start you thinking… I am gonna write down a few of my own fears, and I hope my readers can appreciate the courage it took for me to write this down:
1) Spiders I would sooner grab a snake by the fangs than allow a spider near me…. (cringe)…. I don’t remember any traumatic experience that involved spiders but i just do NOT like them at all.
2) Heights Ever since I could remember I’ve been afraid of heights. Even as a child so much as learning to ride a bike (which I still can’t bring myself to doing!) was one of the scariest things I ever tried to do!
3) Failure Now this fear is one of my worst… I am not afraid of dying because its inevitable…. but the fear of death without accomplishment is what I fear…. I want to die having given something back to the world, and not being able to do that to me is, failure.

“A problem shared is a problem halved.”

If you aren’t comfortable revealing your name thats not a problem for me. Just leave your fear on the page for myself and others to see… theres nothing to be ashamed of…nothing to lose….. and theres no judgement here… I just wanna know…

What do u fear?

P.S. This post was NOT meant to depress or scare anyone… its just a thought that came to mind today when the word FEAR came to mind 😛