As women, there are very few things that make us crawl into bed and curl up into a fetal position. One of those is period pain, oh, and the sheer exhaustion that shows up during period time.
Menstrual cramps happen for a variety of reasons, but most often it’s linked to chronic inflammation that is caused by a diet lacking in key nutrients (a lack of magnesium is a common occurrence) and chronic stress.
I wanted to share this delightful herbal concoction I created specifically to ease the pain of menstrual cramping and basically transport your body right back to a functional state.
- 1/2 teaspoon anise, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger, powder or a small slice of raw ginger
- 2 teaspoons marjoram, dried
- 2 teaspoons basil leaf, dried
- 2 teaspoons chamomile
- 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
This is enough for two steeps (two 12 ounce cups of tea), but you can totally make a whole pot, which is easier. I’d just double the amounts above. I recommend this teapot for making a large batch.
Where to get herbs
Herbs work best when paired up with other herbs of similar constitution. I get all my herbs from my local natural food market, which carries products from a great certified organic loose leaf company. I buy loose leaf herbs and make my own infusion variety depending on what my body needs.
You can also find loose leaf herbs on Mountain Rose Herbs and Penn Herb Company.
Combine all herbs and steep in 1 cup of boiled hot water for five minutes. Strain the herbs out of the tea and add a bit of raw honey if you’d like (optional). Let it cool just just enough to drink comfortably, but drink it hot while curled up with your hot water bottle (on the couch watching Netflix preferably).
I also suggest drinking this tea in the few days leading up to your period and throughout your period for as long as you have symptoms.
- Anise is a warming herb, and along with basil, is used for nausea, and abdominal pains.
- Chamomile with its calming properties is known as the “band-aid of the stomach,” and is an excellent remedy for menstrual cramps, especially when combined with ginger, which is also of great benefit to the stomach, intestines, and circulation and commonly used for cramps and nausea.
- Fennel and marjoram are used to treat colic and cramping, specifically targeting nausea and cramps associated with menstruation and severe cases of abdominal cramps.
- Lavender is used to help nourish the nervous system and it aids in the body’s relaxation process.
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I have been in the hell of period pain for more than 15 years, that is really horrible thing, I would like to kill myself when I think of every month, I have to bear it.
One day I searched on Bing, period pain remedies, period pain relief, find this website, I spent $20, bought one pack, two pieces, after I stick the Angel’s Period herbal pad to my belly per the instruction on the website, ohhhh, my god, I hope I knew this medicine long time ago, it is not only release my horrible pain, but make me comfortable like nothing happen, is it real?
I can’t believe that! I tried so many medicine, never worked on me.
I ordered $89 which is three courses usage right away, used three periods, now, I am happy like a man, I never even believe I had problem with my periods before, my periods never bother me any more.
Try it, you will see, you can really get rid of your period pain or menstrual cramps or PMS, all my friends have the seem problems already get our of the hell like me, there’s no other medicine better than this!
Hi Deborah, this tea has amazing properties! If I do say so myself 🙂
Let me know how it works for you!
I love creating tea’s to treat a wide variety of issues. I am going to try this “concoction” before I get my next period. Thanks! 🙂