They say that beautiful things happen when women work together and I cannot think of a more perfect example then this tea. It is available exclusively at Melons & Cuties, in Wichita Falls.
Four years ago, I struggled with adrenal issues, menorraghia and overall exhaustion, especially after my menstrual period. I knew that one reason for this was because of my uterine fibroids. I began researching natural ways to shrink fibroids and found some herbs that could help. I added a few other herbs, altered it a few times and the perfect recipe for total woman care came about. I have been drinking a variation of this blend since that time and it has absolutely brought me to better health, hormone regulation and easier periods.
I asked Ruthie, with Smarty Plants Herbs to bring my recipe to life for my customers and Nourishing Nectar was born. This blend is designed to help for all stages of women care except fertility and pregnancy due to the Hibiscus. However, our next blend will have the Hibiscus omitted to watch for that. It has a berry flavor and is delicious warm or iced with raw local honey.
This blend has four nourishing herbs that I will give you some information on.
First, let's talk about the SHATAVARI translation for Shatavari means "will possess 100 husbands". Probably related to it's role in the reproductive system. Shatavari has been used with great success for many issues such as low milk supply, low libido, inflammation of the sexual organs, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, PMS, Perimenopausal bleeding and menopause. It can also help alleviate symptoms in hystorectomied patients.
The second ingredient, NETTLE, has been studied extensively and found to treat Alzheimers, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, kidney stones, laryngitis, MS, PMS, Sciatic nerve pain, and tendonitis. It also can improve the appearance of the hair and reduce oily scalp. It is an anti-inflammatory that helps arthritis by reducing the feeling of pain and stiffness. It can reduce histamine which helps with allergies. It can even lower blood pressure and help with respiratory infection! Nettles are amazing at helping you recover from stress or sickness.
Thirdly, I've added HIBISCUS. Hibiscus helps manage blood pressure and some studies show it can reduce bp by up to 10 points! It has cardioprotective properties and is an anti-inflammatory. It is also a dieuretic that helps lower cholesterol. It is an antioxidant that has been used to help treat liver disease. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body. Hibiscus also has anti-cancer properties and a study showed it slowed the growth of some cancer cells. It is rich in Vitamin C. It can help relieve cramps and menstrual pain, while restoring hormonal balance. This balancing can reduce menstruation mood swings, depression and overeating. Due to the flavanoids in Hibiscus, it acts as an anti-depressant and calms the nervous system which can reduce anxiety.
And lastly, RED RASPBERRY LEAF, which many have used for pregnancy and birth has been added because of the way it helps in all stages of womanhood. It is high in Magnesium, Potassium, B Vitamins, C, E and has helpful immune properties. It is a detoxifier and can improve testosterone levels, helpful for women too! RRL can decrease postpartum bleeding, increase milk production, and regulate postpartum hormones which can lessen the severity of postpartum depression.
As you can see, I have power packed all the essential ingredients you need into one blend. You can steep for a few minutes for a tea, or longer for an infusion. I recommend you drink all month or at least the week of your period, extending a few days after. Drink 2-3 cups per day.