Tea always sounds more decadent when you know that it’s from or mixed with a flower; but did you know that flower teas do more than just look fancy?
If you’re like most girls, you’ve probably had a menstrual cramp at least once in your life. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of 5 types of flower teas that are beneficial to you during your period. (Be it for your cramps or for your PMS)
- If you can get the dried flowers instead of the tea bag versions of the flower teas, even better!
- Add in some honey/lemon juice/cinnamon/ginger to taste to give your tea an extra boost.
1. Chamomile Tea
Studies have shown that Chamomile Tea contains compounds that can actually help to relieve menstrual cramps and bloating. This is because the tea can help to increase glycine in your body, which is a chemical that relieves muscle spasms and acts as a nerve relaxant to help your body relax.
Chamomile tea can also help to regulate irregular periods by stimulating blood flow in the pelvic and uterus.
Tip: It is more efficient in reducing premenstrual pains if you start drinking the Chamomile tea a couple of days before your period comes!
2. Hibiscus Tea (Roselle Tea)
The health benefits of hibiscus tea are endless. From relieving high blood pressure and cholesterol, to building up the immune system, and even aiding in digestion, it’s no wonder that this tea makes it to our list.
Hibiscus tea, also known as Roselle Tea, can help relieve menstrual cramps as well as helping to restore balance as well. This could help with your mood swings, depression, and even overeating habits during that time of the month.
3. Carnation Tea
Carnation tea is definitely another go-to tea for stress relief.
In Europe, folk medicine relied on carnation tea or infusions of carnation in their medicine to help relieve nervousness and even nausea from sea-sickness! In China, carnation tea was used to help the body and spirit relax, and restore energy into the body.
Furthermore, because carnations have anti-inflammatory properties (such as reducing swelling), they have long been used to reduce muscle tension in uterine tissues; reducing the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
4. Rose Tea
Rose tea has traditionally been taken around the world to alleviate menstrual cramps.
A study done in Taiwan among 130 teenage girls across 6 months concluded that rose tea resulted in lesser menstrual pain, and reduced their PMS symptoms.
Rose is also found in a lot of skincare products, and has good reason to be. Rose can help to maintain your skin’s healthy appearance, along with treating acne due to its inflammatory and antibacterial properties – perfect for those of us who break out during that time of the month!
5. Black Cohosh Tea (Baneberry Tea)
This last one sounds a bit strange, but is more powerful than you think.
Black cohosh, also known baneberry, is known for its ability to provide relief for menstrual cramps, excessive bleeding, menstrual migraines, mood swings, ovarian pain, and even hot menopausal flashes!
However, the herb makes quite a powerful tea, so always keep your consumption to the recommended amounts. Too much of it can cause migraines and headaches instead of relieving them, and even nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Now that you know of 5 types of tea that are beneficial to you during your period, grab your favourite mug, pour in that tea, and get ready to conquer the world!
This article piece is written by a writer from Pslove.co.
The pslove company is a company healthcare start-up born and bred in Singapore, who works towards producing natural heat therapy patch to help women with their everyday aches and pains. Their products include Menstruheat (for menstrual cramp relief), BackHeat (for back pain relief), and NeckHeat (for neck/shoulder pain relief). Whether it is through their products, services, or blog, they have only one goal in mind – That ladies should be able to manage their cycle well and be ready to deal with their period at all times!