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Getting a quicker hefsek

31 August, 2019

Question:

Hi. I’m wondering if you have any tips on helping one to get clean faster to be able to make a hefsek tahara on time. Meaning, having less days of bleeding. Thank you.


Answer:

Unfortunately, there is no simple tried and true way to reduce the duration of bleeding without hormonal intervention. Some women have reported anecdotal success with taking alfalfa supplements or with eating breakfast every day.

That being said, a woman eager to shorten the time spent in niddah should review the laws of the hefsek taharah and of staining. She should be sure to clean herself very well prior to making a hefsek taharah and to bring any questionable colors on the hefsek taharah or bedikot for halachic evaluation, rather than assume they are unacceptable.

Please write back with any further questions.


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