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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Balancing tea blends for women

Female balancing blend
1/2 cup dried red raspberry leaf and berries
1 tsp. powdered wild yam root
1/4 cup dried red-clover blossoms
1/4 cup dried chamomile (unless you are allergic to ragweeds)

This blend is rich in bioflavonoids, phyto-estrogens, and B-vitamins; assists in balancing hormones; safe for PMS and menopause.

Fertility blend
1/2 cup red raspberry leaves
1/2 cup dried red-clover blossoms

This synergistic blend of raspberry and red-clover assists in balancing female hormones; balances the (delicate) vaginal pH needed for sperm survival.

Pregnancy blend
1/2 cup dried red raspberry berries
1/4 cup dried nettles
1/4 dried red-clover blossoms

This safe blend is helpful during pregnancy. It helps to prevent morning sickness; helps prevent leg cramps; is a uterine tonic. (As always, consult your personal health care professional prior to using any herbs or supplements).

1/4 cup alfalfa
1/4 cup chamomile
1/4 cup dried valerian/passionflower
1/4 cup dried skullcap

This blend is calming and nourishing to the nervous system. It provides the body with calcium, magnesium, and B-vitamins. Drink a cup before bedtime and enhance restorative sleep.
You can try substituting passionflower for valerian if find that your mind is 'busy' while you are trying to rest.
*Do not use the chamomile if you have allergies to rag-weeds.

Mental Alert Blend
1/2 cup dried basil
1/8 cup dried rosemary
1/4 cup dried peppermint leaves

The basil and rosemary heighten mental function and alertness. The peppermint leaves are stimulating, refreshing, and support digestion.

* Do NOT use in the evening (it will keep you awake)

Alkalizing tea
1/4 cup dried oatstraw
1/4 cup dried nettles
1/4 cup dried horsetail
1/4 cup red raspberry leaves

This blend is naturally Alkalizing and supportive of all systems.

Slimming tea blend
1/2 cup dried watercress
1/4 up dried kelp
1/4 cup dried chamomile

The watercress and kelp contain (naturally occurring) iodine which is crucial to the proper function of the thyroid. Hypoactive (under) thyroid can mean excess weight, dry skin and hair, and an extreme sensitivity to cold.

*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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