Herbal Tea Recipe for the Moon Cycle
✦If you're looking for a soothing herbal tea to support your moon cycle, try this recipe! I can attest to its' yummy flavor and cramp relieving magic 😋 ✦
If you're not a hot tea drinker, allow the tea to cool to room temp (or just put it in the fridge for a while!) and add some ice for a non-caffeinated iced tea!
✦ The recipe ✦
Collect some wild or garden grown herbs; (or buy dried if that's the most accessible to you!)
✦ Peppermint leaves 🍃 (cooling, digestive, can relieve menstrual cramps, stomach cramps due to indigestion, & headaches) *can also be swapped out for Spearmint for similar taste and properties
✦ Motherwort leaves 🌿 (bitter, cooling, nervine, supports the heart and menstrual symptoms, acts as emmanegogue which can stimulate menstrual bleed)
✦ Chamomile flowers 🌼 (bitter, pungent, neutral-cooling, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), antispasmodic, digestive, pms or cramping relief, supports joy and mood)
✦ Mugwort leaves 🌱 (bitter, pungent, nervine, drying, emmanegogue which can stimulate menstrual bleed, spiritual visionary, can relieve cramps and PMS)
✦Raspberry leaf 🍁 (cool, dry, bitter, astringent, nutritive, digestive, uterine tonic, supports heavy menstrual bleeding and postpartum recovery)
✦Licorice root 🌲 (sweet, slightly cooling, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, anti-sposmadic, adaptogenic, digestive)
Fill your tea strainer with a few leaves of each herb and a teaspoon of Chamomile flowers and pour nearly boiling water over them. Cover & steep for up to 5-15 minutes, strain, and enjoy. 🍵✨️
I find a tea like this most effective when drank every few hours on the first day or two of bleeding, as that is when our cramps and hormones can use the most support. But feel free to enjoy on the days leading up to and during the moon cycle.
I like to whisper my intentions into the tea as it's infusing, to do some moon time magic, and during this cycle, we are very in tune with spirit and nature. Release what isn't serving any longer, or call in what you're ready for this moon cycle. And rest, rest, rest during your bleed. You are worth it! ♡
*disclaimer- not intended to treat or diagnose any disease, please do not harvest and consume any plant you're not 100% certain of identification, Motherwort & Yarrow are not recommended for those who are pregnant as they can stimulate a menstrual bleed*