A few weeks ago I shared the hormone balancing tea I drink religiously to Instagram and got a ton of replies and questions about it.
What do I add to it? Why do I add so many herbs? Is there any easy way to make this? I’m going to answer all of these questions and also explain the benefits behind drinking this tea every day.
First off, I grew up with a dad who made homemade teas every single day. He was actually part of the reason I got into the whole nutrition and wellness world of things. His liver was failing and he literally rejuvenated it with herbs. Not even exaggerating one bit, but thats a story for another day.
So if buying all the separate herbs ins’t your thing, don’t sweat it. There are some teas you can buy pre-made or you can even buy individual “flavors” like red raspberry leaf.
Hormone helping herbal blend
There are a variety of herbs you can consume to balance your hormones, and get rid of pesky PMS symptoms like cramping, nausea, etc. The following four are my go-to, especially when I’m PMSing.
〰️Raspberry leaf — The combination of fragarine, an alkaloid in raspberries, and tannins, a naturally occurring polyphenol often found in wine, can help with aiding in PMS symptoms, like cramping, vomiting, or nausea.
〰️Licorice root — This root helps nurture the adrenal glands, thus aiding the entire endocrine system. This must be taken in small dosage as high amounts can cause fertility issues.
〰️Stinging nettle leaf — stinging nettle is a natural diuretic, so it helps flush out toxins! It can also help with relieving cramps.
〰️Dandelion herb & root — dandelion is specific for the liver, and it benefits the reproductive system (male and female) by helping to regulate hormone production. The greens in particular help relieve menstrual cramps.
Hormone Balancing Tea
to help keep your hormones healthy and happy
- 1 part dried red raspberry leaf
- 1 part nettle
- 1 part dong quai
Steep water and add the herbs to a tea bowl.
Pour the water over the herbs and let it sit for 10 mins.
Drain the herbs, and keep the tea to drink.
Anyone else have cramps that literally make them cry? S/O to PCOS and endometriosis, because mine had always put me in bed for a few days a month.
While this isn’t a magic tea that will get rid of all your problems, it does help with lessening cramping and mellowing out your mood. I drink this tea because I know it helps with my hormone health & I’ve seen changes in my body because of it.
If you enjoyed this post, check out “9 Herbs to Help Balance and Regulate Your Hormones Naturally” and “PMS Versus PMDD: Similarities, Differences, and Natural Healing Methods.”
As always, reach out with any questions, comments, etc. you can send me an email here or shoot me a DM on Instagram. Let me know if you try this hormone balancing tea and if you love it as much as I do!