For centuries women have been natural healers and caretakers. Healing secrets were traditionally passed from mother to daughter with herbs being the most common remedy for treatment.
My grandmother always had a special tea herb garden that was used in just about every situation imaginable. In particular, during menstrual cycles, nursing, pregnancy, menopause, for scrapes, bruises, headaches, toothaches you name it; there was a herbal tea remedy for it. My experience over the years and use of herbs has without a shadow of a doubt gained my everlasting trust in the health and healing benefits stored in herbs.
I have found that the most common problems that most women encounter are due to our forever changing hormones. The hormones of a woman can help to maintain a healthy overall well being as long as it remains balanced. Once your hormones become out of sync an imbalance occurs which causes you to go through emotional turmoil. The great news is that herbs can assist you in maintaining a healthy balance that is needed for your overall well being as a woman.
In this article we will discuss common problems that are specific to women, and herbal teas traditionally used to treat those conditions. Please note that for any herbs that you are considering or have interested in taking you should consult with your primary care provider before you consume them.
Herbs for premenstrual syndrome have been used for years to assist women who were suffering from these symptoms. Some of the most common herbs used are as follows:
Dandelion- This herb has been used to reduce heightened levels of estrogen and bloating.
Valerian- Eliminates menstrual cramps.
St.Johns Wort- Treats mood swings that are commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Stinging Nettle- Used to treat chronic fatigue.
Women going through menopause experience many changes within the body like hot flashes, mood swings, dizziness, depression, change in body order and loss of libido to name a few. For centuries the following herbs has been used as an herbal tea remedy to treat the symptoms of menopause and bring women a sense of relief in an organic way.
Red Clover- This herb tea is used for vaginal dryness and hot flashes associated with menopause.
Dong Quai- Increases blood flow, relieves vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Dong Quai has been used for centuries to relieve the menopause symptoms and balance estrogen levels.
Pregnancy - During pregnancy you always want to ensure that you are healthy and have all the vitamins, minerals and nutrition that is needed to support a healthy pregnancy. Some of the most common herbal teas to consume are as follows:
Peppermint Tea- Helps to eliminate morning sickness and nausea associated with pregnancy.
Red Raspberry Tea- Helps to tone the uterus to make childbirth a much smoother process. Raspberry tea is a great source of iron and has been used for years as the number one pregnancy tea.
Slippery Elm Bark Tea- This tea helps to relieve heartburn, vaginal irritation and nausea.
Fertility- There are many vitamins, minerals and herbs that can assist one in becoming more fertile. Some of the most common herbs used for fertility are as follows:
Nettle- Not only does nettle increase fertility in women but it does in men as well. Nettle tea nourishes and supports the kidneys as well as the fetus and mother. This herbal tea is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Red Clover Blossom -This herbal tea is probably the number one most common herb to increase fertility. This herb has a relaxing effect and contains tons of magnesium and calcium.
Chaste Berry- Commonly known as the "female herb" and is a hormone regulating herb and is the perfect herbal tea to take when the inability to become pregnant is caused by a hormonal imbalance.