Herbal Loose Teas For The Menopause

  Herbal Loose Teas For The Menopause

Here are some herbal teas known to be of help to women during the menopause. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of menopause herbal teas is to support the bodythrough this process, by balancing hormones, replenishing depleted hormone levels and alleviating the symptoms of menopause.

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Black Cohosh

(Actaea Racemosa)
Black Cohosh Benefits

Menopause

Having been extensively studied, many results show that Black Cohosh does indeed alleviate symptoms of the menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety and mood swings.

Women

Black Cohosh Root Tea can be useful in managing erratic periods and/or easing cramps and uterine tension. It can also stimulate menstrual bleeding and improve uterine tone. Additionally it can have an impact on the hormonal balance of the body, making it useful to combat mood swings and stress brought about by PMS or the menopause.

1 - 2 teaspoons of root in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

Tea benefits... Menopause, Women
 

Fennel Seed

(Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel Benefits

Children

It is important to note that it is pure Fennel Tea that is helpful to children’s health, not herbal supplements. Fennel tea is excellent for children with colic and digestive weakness, enhancing digestion and assimilation of food. It helps in reducing colic symptoms by relaxing the gastrointestinal tract and releasing trapped gas.

Detox

Fennel is a wonderfully supportive herb to the liver, it contributes to liver enzyme function and helps detoxify and cleanse through this important organ. Drinking Fennel Tea regularly helps to flush out excess fluids as it works as a diuretic, thereby helping the removal of toxic substances.

Digestive Health

Fennel Seed Tea helps to relax the smooth muscles of the digestive system, which stimulates bile flow and reduces pain associated with digestive problems.

Menopause

Fennel is a powerful herb to assist women undergoing changes due to the menopause. Many studies have found it helps to minimise symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats.

Women

Fennel Seed Tea has been used by women in the Mediterranean area for many years to alleviate the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps.

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Children, Detox, Digestive, Menopause, Women
 

Horny Goat Weed

(Epimedium sagittatum)
Horny Goat Weed Benefits

Horny Goat Weed has been used for centuries as an aid for both men and women to evoke amorous feelings.

Aphrodisiac

Behind its comical name, Horny Goat Weed stands as a time tested aphrodisiac that increases libido and improves erectile function in men. It increases blood circulation, thus improving blood flow to the genital area of women too, this herb is excellent for stimulating female libido and decreasing sexual dysfunction.

Men

Horny Goat Weed can also benefit men in the gym, increasing lean muscle mass, improving muscular “pump” and enhancing levels of stamina and endurance.

Women/Menopause

Several studies have found that the active constituents of Horny Goat Weed balance oestrogen and estradiol levels in women. This can alleviate many uncomfortable symptoms of menopause including low libido and vaginal dryness.

1-2 desertspoons of loose leaf herbs per cup of water. Steep for 15 minutes.
 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Men, Menopause, Women
 

Red Clover

(Trifolium pretense)
Red Clover Benefits

Menopause

Red Clover has been found to contain estrogen mimicking flavonoids, known as phytoestrogens these substances can contribute to maintaining normal estrogen levels during the menopause. This is especially helpful in reducing hot flashes and night sweats – two of the most common symptoms experienced by women in this change of life.

Skin and Beauty

Red Clover can retard the process of skin aging due to its estrogen-like effects, helping to maintain youthful and vibrant skin.

1-2 teaspoons of loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Menopause, Skin and Beauty
 

Sage

(Salvia officinalis)
Sage Benefits

Memory

Used for centuries to clear the mind and improve memory, Sage has now been extensively studied and science agrees with the old wives tales. One study found that even the smallest amount of Sage significantly improved memory in comparison with the placebo group.

Menopause

It has been well documented for centuries that the use of Sage in the alleviation of night sweats and hot flushes has considerable effect. 

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Memory, Menopause

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