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by Community Apothecary October 01, 2022
I like to think of the luteal, post-ovulatory phase as the “drama-queen phase” of the menstrual cycle. The uterus is upset because its precious egg wasn’t fertilized, that its nutrient-rich endometrium (which it worked all cycle long to prepare) isn’t going to be used. And so it throws a fit. Hormones drop as suddenly as the leaves on October trees – bloating, mood swings, PMS symptoms hit us at full swing.
Fortunately for us, there are many plant allies which offer support through this fall season of the menstrual cycle. Some of these include:
Raspberry Leaf – A toning, mineral-rich, and astringent herb with a strong affinity for uterine muscles. Helps to decrease PMS symptoms and ease cramping
Chamomile – A simple but powerful herb to support the nervous and digestive systems, helpful for luteal phase bloating, indigestion and mood support. Chamomile tea during menstruation can also help soothe cramps.
Nettle – A nourishing uterine tonic, diuretic, and nutritive herb full of vitamins and minerals, some of which include magnesium, calcium, and iron. Nettles are helpful in preparing the body for blood loss and restoring nutrients during menstruation.
Oatstraw – A soothing nutritive, nervine to ease tension and anxiety, especially helpful when dealing with PMS mood instability.
Spearmint –A refreshing carminative and nervine to aid with digestion and mild pain relief.
Hibiscus – Rich in Vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants, formulated in Luteal Moon tea to increase iron absorption
Combine these herbs together at home for your own 'Luteal Moon Tea', mix together (by weight):
Steep according to our Infusion Guidelines
This post is a contribution to our Community Apothecary Zine 'Green Currents' and is offered by full-spectrum doula SJ Cavé Doi, MPH. Learn more about her work at her website and instagram.
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