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In this series, Managing Menopause, Endometriosis, Grief, Stress, Anxiety, we are focusing on natural remedies. So far, I have shared the vitamins, herbs, supplements, and creams / lubricants, plus essential oils, that I personally use. (You can read more about the supplements here and essential oils here.) Today, we are going to talk about hot tea to manage endometriosis, menopause and anxiety.
Now, I can sense a few eye rolls. I mean, seriously?! Hot tea?! That’s all you’ve got, Brandi?!
In previous posts, I have stated, “At the risk of sounding trite, hot tea helps me manage my stress, anxiety, and grief, as well as post-menopausal and endometriosis symptoms.” Hot tea helps so much that I bring it with me when we travel. Because I truly can’t go one day without my cup of hot tea.
So, I hope you’ll keep an open mind as I share my favorite hot teas, explaining which blends help with what symptoms…
Hot Tea to Manage Endometriosis, Menopause, & Anxiety…
Before we start discussing the hot teas, I must remind you…
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I’m just a gal who suffers from endo, has gone through menopause, and is struggling through the stress & grief of losing my Nana, my Grammy, my best friend… I don’t hold a medical or counseling degree nor am I a specialist. I am simply speaking my truth–sharing hot tea to manage endometriosis, menopause, anxiety, & stress–with the goal of educating and advocating. In other words…
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Okay. Now, let’s talk about the good stuff…
My Morning Tea…
I know that some people (like my husband) cannot start their day without a cup of coffee. Well, I can’t start my day without a cup of hot tea. Here are my hot tea choices for my morning cuppa…
Echinacea Hot Tea to Manage Endometriosis & Anxiety
Though I drank hot tea for years in the evening, my morning cuppa began during the pandemic. Lowered immunity is one possible symptom of endometriosis. This fact worried me greatly as Covid began to spread.
To combat my anxiety (which exacerbates my endo), I began to drink a cup of echinacea tea every morning. (My favorite is Organic Echinacea Plus from Traditional Medicinals.) A caffeine-free herbal tea, the health benefits of echinacea include boosting immunity with its antibacterial properties, improving mood, and reducing pain.
I add a tiny spoonful of lavender-infused honey to my echinacea tea. (My favorite honeys are from The Bee Charmer in Asheville, NC.) Lavender honey has its own health benefits, including antimicrobial qualities and loads of antioxidants. Plus, lavender is soothing, comforting, and calming.
Turmeric Hot Tea to Manage Endometriosis & Menopause
Achy joints are a symptom of endometriosis and menopause. Personally, my wrists often bother me, as well as my hips. Occasionally, I have pain in my elbows and knees. When I wake up in the morning feeling stiffer than usual, with extra aches and pains, I skip the echinacea tea and drink turmeric hot tea instead.
Turmeric is caffeine-free and known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It has been researched extensively, with experts promoting its use for joint pain. Turmeric has also been shown to help digestion, as well as alleviate symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), ulcerative colitis, and eczema & other skin issues.
I add tulip poplar honey to my turmeric tea. Tulip poplar honey is a dark honey rich in antioxidants.
Three Ginger to Manage Endometriosis and Menopause
When my joints are achy, but I’m not in the mood for straight turmeric tea, I choose Pukka Three Ginger. This combination of organic ginger, galangal, & golden turmeric is caffeine-free, plus all three herbs have anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger may help digestion and reduce nausea. As an endo warrior who suffers from endo belly and other stomach issues, these are welcomed benefits. Galangal is rich in antioxidants and supports digestive health, as well.
As with turmeric tea, I add tulip poplar to my Three Ginger tea.
Womankind to Manage Menopause, Endometriosis, & Other Women’s Health Issues
Pukka Womankind tea is a caffeine-free blend of organic cranberry, rose, & sweet vanilla. To be honest, it is not my favorite hot tea. It does, however, have numerous health benefits. Because of that, I feel it important to share with you, fabulous ones.
Cranberry tea is vitamin and antioxidant rich. Touted as a “detox tea,” it flushes bacteria from the urinary tract, helping to prevent UTIs. It has also been shown to offer relief from painful periods.
Rose tea can also soothe menstrual cramps. High in antioxidants, this tea reduces inflammation and anxiety, plus improves digestion.
Vanilla tea promotes gut health, has anti-aging properties, and is calming.
As with echinacea tea, I add lavender-infused honey to Womankind tea.
My Evening Tea…
Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea to Manage Endometriosis
I have been drinking a cup of Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea every evening for years. I started drinking this tea after Dane told me that cinnamon supports gut health and lowers blood sugar. Suffering from endo belly and often feeling extremely bloated, hot cinnamon spice tea helps settle my stomach after dinner.
In addition to these benefits, cinnamon tea is loaded with antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and can help reduce PMS and menstrual cramps.
Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea contains more than cinnamon. It is a tantalizing blend of three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet clove. Orange peel tea, high in Vitamin C, can boost immunity and improve digestion. Clove tea is also high in antioxidants, plus has antiseptic, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. Clove tea also improves digestion.
Tulip Poplar is my favorite honey to add to Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea.
Ready to drink some hot tea now?!
I truly believe that hot tea is one of the easiest and most economical ways to add a natural remedy to your daily routine.
I told you about five of my favorite hot tea blends. If none of those sound appealing… If none of them will alleviate what ails you… Well, there are over 3,000 varieties of tea! In fact, my husband and I have a tea cabinet with over 50 kinds of teas. (Yes, you heard me correctly! Fifty different teas!) His favorites include Organic Green Tea, Oolong, and Paris (from Harney & Sons). So, I feel confident that you can find a tea you like that will offer positive health benefits.
And remember! You can add honey, sugar, and/or milk to your tea. I told you about my two favorite honeys. Dane loves Wildflower and Sourwood. Also, there are teas that I do not care for straight; however, when I add a bit of milk, they are delicious!
So, have some fun exploring various kinds of tea. And enjoy one of the tastiest ways to manage your health and stress!
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Next week, we will take a brief break from this series so that I can share information about the Walk of Hope–a fundraiser sponsored by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.
Managing Menopause, Endometriosis, Grief, Stress, Anxiety will continue Monday, 4 April. In that blog, I will share my personal exercise routine and how it helps me manage menopause, endometriosis, grief, stress, and anxiety.
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