I spent months on this you better read it all you tea-bags.
Okay uterus-owners, we all know how shitty having your period can be. Cramping, bloating, heartburn, moodswings, anemia...I say, start the New Year with some handy knowledge about how a tea and it's components can help you!
I'm going to start this post explaining (and sourcing.) the reasons why I'm using certain herbs for certain uses. Please check the provided sources, as some herbs and/or spices may have contraindications.
And yes, I have experimented. I'll let you know my favorite overall mix that helps with the majority of the symptoms.
Herbs and/or Spices (that I may use in a tea) that may help with cramping, and why:
- Basil - High in magnesium
- Fennel seed - High in magnesium
- Sage - High in magnesium
- Spearmint - High in magnesium
- Chamomile - Anti-spasmodic
- Valerian - Anti-spasmodic
- Nettle - High in vitamin D
- Ginger - Inflammation and pain
You can find more nutrition information on foods with magnesium here.
Anything that is an anti-spasmodic will help with muscle cramps (your uterus is a muscle).
Peppermint helps by helping to relax the muscles that allowing painful digestive gas to pass.
Herbs and/or spices (that I may use in a tea) that may help with anemia:
Herbs and/or spices (that I may use in a tea) that may help with moodiness:
When it comes to cravings I do recommend finding a tea that has the flavor you are craving, and adding that to any other mix. Fulfill a craving as best as possible!
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