MAKING TEA BLENDS

This week I want to share a remedy from my daughter Shannon, who has found this tea blend helpful in relieving common menstrual symptoms.  I think you will find this helpful too. ~ Sally

Over the last few years, I have experimented with many different medicinal tea bends. This special blend has become my 'go to comfort' for monthly cycle issues such as headaches, menstrual fatigue, pimples, and bloating. Like all herbal remedies, everyone will not receive the same benefits as others but I have found this tea to be an overall healing aid for most women dealing with mild to moderate menstrual issues. It simply helps to cleanse and restore balance to the digestive system, liver, and kidneys when the body becomes burdened from a surge in excess hormones. Here is my recipe and dosage suggestions.


FEMININE COMFORT TEA BLEND: For Menstrual Discomfort & PMS

1/2 cup Mountain Mint Leaves

1/2 cup Peppermint Leaves

1/2 cup Spearmint Leaves

1 cup Red Clover Flowers

3 cups Stinging Nettle Leaves

4 cups Red Raspberry Leaves

 

Crush and blend dried leaves together in a bowl.  Store in air-tight canister or quart jar in a cool dry place until ready to use.

 Note: If you do want to harvest your own herbs you can purchase them at Mountain Rose Herbs.


MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF THIS TEA BLEND

Mint soothes the digestive system while helping to balance hormones.  Red clover helps to balance hormones by giving the body a boost in phytoestrogens.  Stinging nettle helps to cleanse the liver and kidneys while making it easier for the digestive system to absorb key nutrients from Red Raspberry Leaf, which alleviates menstrual cramping and pressure.  

DOSAGE

1 Tablespoon of tea per cup.

Steep 3 to 5 minutes in hot water.

Sip 1-4 cups throughout the day one week prior to menstrual cycle.

Remember, maintaining low stress levels and a healthy diet are key elements in utilizing the benefits of this tea.  Also, sugar and dairy can upset the healing process.  My suggestion is to indulge yourself in a soothing bath with a relaxing cup of hot tea before a long night's rest.

Be good to yourself,

Shannon