Ingredients & Lore
blended with rooibos tea, jasmine chun hao tea, raspberry green tea, raspberry leaves, fennel seed, chamomile flowers & lemon balm
The official name for painful periods is dysmenorrhea, but for most women, we just know them as cramps. Cramps are caused by the contraction of uterine muscles. This can lead to aches, bloating, nausea, and even headaches. Caffeine can exacerbate these symptoms. But if the idea of going without tea sounds worse than “Aunt Flo” herself, have no fear. In this tea, we've mixed our low caffeine Jasmine Chun Hao green tea with caffeine free Rooibos. Add lady friendly raspberry leaves and the calming effects of chamomile and lemon balm and you've got a tea for even your fiercest symptoms.
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Rooibos, pronounced 'roy-bose', is grown in South Africa and means red bush in Afrikaans. This unassuming bush contains zinc, calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C.
Not to mention polyphenols, which are known to have high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-virals.
The most notable benefits of raspberry leaf is closely tied with women's health. In fact, it is often referred to as the woman's herb. It is thought to help ease menstrual discomfort, regulate hormones, stimulate milk production and even decrease labor pains. Additionally the leaves contain moderate levels of calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium and vitamins B,C, and E. They also are known to contain polyphenols and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants in the body.
Native to the Mediterranean, fennel has been long used for everything from strengthening eyesight, regulating hormones to improving digestion. It has been reported to be antimicrobial as well as antiviral, which may help in fighting off pathogens when you are feeling sick. Fennel has also been used as a sleep aid as it was a main ingredient in many ancient remedies for insomnia.
Dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, chamomile has long been sort after as a remedy for numerous ailments. Most notably, the small daisy-like flower has been used as a mild, relaxing sleep aid. Though it has also been used to treat fevers, colds, stomach discomfort and as an anti-inflammatory.
A native plant to parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Lemon Balm or Melissa officinalis, is an herb that has been in regular usage for hundreds of years. In the Middle Ages it was used to soothe tension, dress wounds, toothache relief and morning sickness. While it is still used to aid anxiety, it is now also used for stomach ailments as well as a sleep aid.