In times of matriarchy, watering the blood directly to the ground was normal and even necessary. Part of the natural cycle of women, menstruation was an important part and without social taboos. On the contrary, its power was recognized as a life sustaining liquid. And one of those ways that have been lost, is to return it to the earth.
There are stories that human and blood sacrifices began from the beginning of the patriarchal age. This was because women were forbidden to do their rites of fertilization to the land, where they danced in the fields with long and wide skirts and thus watered the gardens naturally.
True or not, the truth is that chemically the soil feeds very well from the blood because of its high iron content, which helps plants with chlorosis (hydrangeas, camellias, rose bushes, etc.). Using the menstrual cup is very simple to collect, and then dilute in half liter to a liter of cold water to water. It also contains a large number of stem cells, so some people use them to lighten and brighten hair or even as a facial. It should be noted that the smell is not at all similar to the unpleasantness of the tampax or feminine towels. In the field of art, a sample of menstrual art was recently presented in Mexico City.
To transcend the symbolic limits learned, and to break with paradigms, it is important and above all to take away the embarrassing weight that has been created in modern societies. And here it is worth quoting the writer Kate Millet "There is considerable evidence that the discomfort women suffer during their period is often likely to be psychosomatic rather than physiological rather than biological in origin." It is time to give place to these age-old practices, and to redeem the power of natural female cycles.