Balancing the Body with Tea

Hormones travel through our bloodstream and can effect everything from our metabolism to our sexual function. Our bodies are constantly working to maintain balance but when our hormones are off-kilter, there are natural remedies to get them back in sync. The following roots and herbs are known to help our bodies remain in, or return to homeostasis. To incorporate these herbs into your daily life, look for them in organic teas. Consuming these herbs with hot water gets you started with calming the body down and hoping with overall digestion.

Spearmint


As a member of the mint family, this tea has a refreshing flavor that supports digestion, helps calms nerves and promotes relaxation. Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, needs to be kept in check. Spearmint aides in balancing coristol levels and can therefore reduce a number of issues from sleep disruption to weight gain. Spearmint is a key player in keeping the body balanced and at ease.

Ginger

Ginger is a root and roots are known for their grounding, balancing, anti-inflammatory properties. Foods have frequencies and vibrations which is why roots have those balancing properties that help us center the opposing energies in our body. Consuming high vibrational foods and herbs connects us to the earth, our life source, and keeps us nourished.

Dandelion

Dandelion tea is best known for its detoxification purposes. Drinking dandelion helps the liver get rid of toxins and excess hormones in the bloodstream. A healthy liver is a key component to maintain balance in the body. You can even make your own. It is safe to consume the entire dandelion and the benefits are countless from preventing urinary tract infections to balancing blood sugar levels. Take a dig in your garden and brew the stems in hot water to reap the benefits of this incredible, edible flower.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi is a potent hormone balancer and known as the "elixir of life." Holy Basil is an adaptogen, which means it helps the body fight off stress, from inner anxieties to environmental stressors. Simply keeping this plant in your home has a number of benefits, but consuming it has both medicinal and spiritual benefits. It can be used for adrenal support and to restore overall balance in the body.

Roobios

This tea is rich in alpha hydroxy acid and zinc which can reduce acne and blemishes and combat dry skin. Roobios also has both stress relieving and energizing properties, calming the nervous system while giving our bodies a natural dose of energy.

Raspberry Leaf

Raspberry leaf comes from the plant of a raspberry and has been used for years to support female hormones. It seems to potentially have a direct effect on the uterus, especially for pregnant women, leading to shorter labor and a decreased need for C-sections. It also may ease menstrual discomfort.

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