Hey there, my lovelies. Let’s get cosy and spill the tea about things that can help you in perimenopause. For many of us we may choose the HRT route – but they might not be everyone’s favourite brew, so to speak. And for some women, HRT is not even an option. So, if you’re on the lookout for something more natural say hello to the world of teas!
When those troublesome hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone – decide to take a peri
Black cohosh root
This one’s a bit of a star for menopause relief, especially for you early birds. It helps sort out vaginal dryness and hot flashes, can be used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and works great as a tea. Not for pregnant ladies or those dealing with blood pressure or liver troubles, though.
Pros: This little root could be a lifesaver for menopause symptoms.
Cons: Some of you might experience upset tummies, rashes, or even muscle pain, among others.
This little root packs a punch when it comes to helping with menopause symptoms. Ginseng’s shown positive signs for a range of symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats. And hey, it might even give your love life a little boost!
Pros: Could be a libido lifter and help with various menopause symptoms.
Cons: Be careful mixing this one with other meds – could cause headaches, jitters, or make you feel on edge.
This plant’s great for premenstrual symptoms and can boost progesterone to keep hormones balanced during the menopause journey. Not ideal if you’re on birth control, HRT, or if you’ve dealt with hormone-sensitive diseases.
Pros: Might help with hot flashes and breast discomfort.
Cons: If you’re taking antipsychotics or Parkinson’s meds, avoid this one.
Red raspberry leaf
Now, this tea hasn’t been directly linked to easing common menopause symptoms, but it can help lighten those heavy flows that show up in early menopause.
Pros: Packed with vitamins and minerals, it’s a great addition to your routine. Cons: Might have you running to the loo more often, if you catch my drift.
Mainly used for hot flashes and night sweats, red clover also has potential for improving bone strength and boosting your immunity.
Pros: Might help with anxiety, depression, and vaginal dryness. Cons: Rare side effects include spotting, longer periods, and skin irritation, among others.
This one helps to balance estrogen levels, which can reduce or improve symptoms based on your individual hormonal levels.
Pros: Might help to regulate your periods, although there’s limited evidence.
Cons: If you’re allergic to plants in the carrot family, stay away from this one.
This one is a bit of an all-rounder, helping with insomnia, anxiety, headaches, and even reducing hot flashes. It can also improve bone strength and help with joint pain.
Pros: May improve PMS symptoms.
Cons: There have been rare reports of liver injury associated with its use.
Licorice tea might help reduce hot flashes and improve respiratory health.
Pros: May have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects.
Cons: Overuse and large doses could lead to glycyrrhizin build-up in your body.
Green tea is a wonder brew, good for strengthening bone metabolism and fighting the menopause-associated weight gain. Plus, it’s a great source of antioxidants.
Pros: Full of healthy polyphenols and can fight inflammation.
Cons: Too much caffeine can increase anxiety, mess with sleep, and upset your stomach.
Ginkgo biloba contains phytoestrogens and can help boost estrogen levels naturally. It can also help improve PMS symptoms and mood fluctuations.
Pros: May increase blood flow and help neurotransmitters in the brain.
Cons: Can cause allergic reactions in some, especially those allergic to urushiol.
So, there you have it, ladies. Ten teas to help you tackle the trials and tribulations of menopause. Brew up, and take control of those hormones!
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