If you're a women, chances are that at some point in your life you have suffered from one of the many symptoms of the menstrual cycle. Most of us have become accustomed to the cramping, bloating, irregular moods and various other symptoms that are experienced as a part of the cycle. As women, we have learned to write these discomforts and irregularities off as something that we just have to deal with, something that is an inevitable part of being a woman.
What if we told you that these symptoms of the menstrual cycle weren't something that you had to deal with each and every month? What if we told you that with the right herbal supplements, you could support your body through the menstrual cycle and help your body better manage these symptoms?
Rather than reaching for the ibuprofen or various other over the counter drugs to help suppress the discomfort and irregularities that is experienced as a part of the cycle, try reaching for menstrual supporting herbs that can help to address the root cause of these symptoms and provide long term relief through their ability to balance our systems, our hormones and the cycle.
Sage: Sage is most commonly known for being a culinary herb, but this powerful herb has also been used as a medicinal and healing herb for thousands of years. Sage is a great herb for supporting the menstrual cycle as its properties help to relieve menstrual cramping, reduce excessive bleeding as well as improve hormone balance.
Chaste Tree Berry: Chaste Tree Berry is an herb that has been used since ancient times as a way of supporting the menstrual cycle and treating any menstrual related issues. This herb is one that is known as a natural hormone balancer due to the presence of many phytochemicals within the berry. Through its ability to balance hormone levels in the body, Chaste Tree Berry also aids in reducing cramping, irritability, mood irregularities and many other symptoms of the menstrual cycle.
Fennel: Fennel is an herb that is well known for its ability to support the digestive system, meaning that it can be great for helping to reduce excess bloating which can often be experienced during the menstrual cycle. On top of helping to relieve bloating, Fennel is also known for its ability to help soothe menstrual cramps and any irregularity that may be experienced in the cycle, making it a must have herb for supporting the menstruation.
Black Cohosh: Black Cohosh is an herb that is native to North America and is an incredibly popular herb when it comes to women's health and menstrual support. While Black Cohosh is the most well known for specifically supporting the menopausal stage, many of its benefits apply to the active menstrual cycle as well. Black Cohosh is a powerful hormone balancing herb that can be used to relieve various different symptoms of the menstrual cycle as well as to enhance the overall wellbeing of the menstrual and reproductive system.
Motherwort: Motherwort is an herb that comes from the same family as mint and offers support to menstrual cycle through its ability to support healthy reproductive systems in the female body as well as through its ability to help regulate stress and anxiety related to the reproductive system and menstrual cycle.
If you're interested in incorporating menstrual supporting herbal supplements into your life and daily routine to help support and manage your cycle, we suggest starting with our Moon Cycle herbal tea blend that includes all of the above mentioned herbs and more! To shop our Moon Cycle tea, head on over to our "menstrual support" category on the home page of our website.