Menopause Herbal Tea from Vana Tisanes
Menopause Herbal Tea has a complex balance of sweet, earthy, and floral. Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Kava Kava, and Valerian ground this tisane with their earthiness. Chaste Tree Berries add a splash of sweetness to Menopause while Licorice Root brings a touch of spice. Red Clover and St. John’s Wort round out Menopause Herbal Tea with their floral flavors.
Black Cohosh Root: Black Cohosh Root supports healthy estrogen levels by improving brain-organ communication and modulating cell receptors. Black Cohosh Root is a phytoestrogen, which can help to lower elevated estrogen or raise low estrogen. Black Cohosh Root is also beneficial in reducing anxiety and depression for menopausal women.
Chaste Tree Berries: Chaste Tree Berries can function as a hormone balancer by targeting the hormones progesterone and prolactin, balancing the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. By regulating the pituitary gland it affects the function of other glands involved in this system. The pituitary gland sends out the signal to the other glands to tell them when and how much hormone to produce.
Dong Quai Root: Dong Quai Root is used to balance hormone excesses and deficits. Dong Quai Root is especially beneficial for balancing estrogen due to its high content of phytoestrogens. Dong Quai Root supports the nervous system, reducing anxiety, balancing moods, reducing depression and promoting relaxation.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf is full of antioxidants that combat or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. It helps to increase blood levels of nitric oxide, which improves circulation by dilation of the blood vessels. It also helps to improve brain function, enhance mental performance, promote emotional wellbeing and reduce anxiety.
Kava Kava Root: Kava Kava Root contains the plant compounds kavapyrones, which promotes calm, relaxation, and feelings of happiness. The kavalactones in the Kava Kava Root act as neurotransmitters in the brain, helping to alleviate anxiety, protect neurons from damage, and reduce pain.
Licorice Root: Licorice is an effective adaptogen for use as an antiviral, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties that are soothing for gastrointestinal distress.
Red Clover: Red Clover is rich in nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It’s also full of isoflavones, compounds that act as phytoestrogens which are similar to the hormone estrogen.
St. John’s Wort: St. Johns Wort contains the plant compounds hypericin and hyperforin which increase levels of serotonin in the brain. The herb is beneficial in alleviating anxiety, reducing hot flashes, and decreasing night sweats.
Valerian Root: Valerian Root contains compounds that stimulate the opioid receptors and serotonin production in the brain, increasing relaxation, antidepressant effects, reducing pain, and acting as a mild sedative.