Herb teas to help with endometriosis
Many herbal teas have a variety of health benefits, some of which can help with the symptom’s endometriosis. Some teas can help with pain and abdominal cramps, others can be calming and can help you relax in the evening, while others can help you to detox or support your immune system.
Herbal teas contain different compounds which are the active ingredients that can help with different symptoms and health issues. Teas can be made from herbs, flowers, roots and seeds which are all steeped in hot water.
Most herbal teas offer some variety of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, but the specifics depend on the particular herbs and plants that you choose.
Boost immune system
Herbal teas can help by stimulating the immune system by providing antioxidants and vitamins. Also, by helping to prevent infections and protect against oxidative stress. Excellent immune-boosting herbal teas include elderberry, echinacea, ginger, and licorice root teas. Licorice tea is also good for general gut health.
Some types of tea are able to balance neurotransmitter levels, reduce anxiety and promote sleep by having different sedative effects. The best choices for sleep problems include Valerian, chamomile, and lavender teas.
Certain teas can help Reduce inflammation especially for issues in the gastro-intestinal tract. Herbal teas like peppermint, ginger and chamomile teas are great for inflammatory problems. Nettle tea is also good for inflammation and also supports the liver which in turn will help to clear excess estrogens from your system. Nettle tea contains many good nutrients including A, B, C, D, and K. and nettle tea is rich in calcium and magnesium.
Many women with endometriosis report having very good success using peppermint for the bloating that occurs with endometriosis. It is also a very good tea for relaxing muscles and assisting with digestive upset.
A few healing tea combinations
Pain Relief Tea
- 2 cups / 500ml of water
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
- 1 tsp raspberry leaves
- 1 tsp Maple syrup if desired
Bring water to a boil. Place herbs in water and stir. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Ginger has both pain relieving and anti-nausea properties. Raspberry leaves have uterine relaxant properties and help relieve diarrhoea. This is a helpful combination for relief of endometriosis symptoms
- 1 part dandelion leaf
- 1 part nettle leaf
- 1 part dandelion root
- ½ part liquorice root
- 1 part Siberian ginseng root
This is an excellent blend for cleansing drug residue out of the body and building strength and energy.
- ½ teaspoon passionflower
- ½ teaspoon skullcap
- ½ teaspoon lemon balm
- ½ teaspoon spearmint
- Honey to taste
In a small teacup, cover the herbs with 4 to 6 ounces of hot water. Let steep 20 minutes, strain, and sweeten to taste.
Soothing herbal tea
- 2 chamomile tea bags
- 1 inch thinly sliced fresh ginger
- Small pinch turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon honey (or to taste)
Add the fresh mint sprigs to a tea-pot
Then add the camomile tea bags, ginger, turmeric powder, lemon juice. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Add a drizzle of honey to taste
For stomach aches or for those prone to digestive troubles, this tea is very calming and very quick to make.
- 2 tsp mint leaf
- ½ tsp fennel seeds
- pinch of dried ginger (optional)
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ingredients, steep, covered for 5 minutes and consume
Liver Flush tonic
Not specifically a tea, but very healing for the liver
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 Lemon juice
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 30 drops artichoke extract (optional) - supports liver function
Put all ingredients in a glass and drink while warm. A healing tonic to support your liver.
Herbal teas have many great benefits for helping some of the symptoms of endometriosis. You can buy ready blended combinations or you can make your own blends. Many on-line stores sell some great organic herb teas and they can usually provide you with advice on particular teas you wish to try.
Some of the best teas for endometriosis are chamomile for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint is great for muscle cramps, helping with inflammation and digestive problems. While nettle tea can support your liver which will help you get rid of those unwanted estrogens and at the same time provide some great nutrients and also help reduce inflammation.
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My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy as well as being a published author. I used to suffer from severe
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