Also known as guelder rose, cramp bark is very effective at alleviating painful cramps (as its name suggests!) and spasms, by relaxing muscles and blood vessels especially around the pelvic area. It relieves congestion of the uterus, helping to ease symptoms associated with lumps attached to the wall of the womb (fibroids), abnormal tissue build-up in the womb (endometriosis), and abnormally heavy bleeding (menorrhagia).
Rich in a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, raspberry leaf is a powerful astringent with specific affinity for the female reproductive system. It gently tones and strengthens the uterine and pelvic muscles, and has a powerful vulnerary action, meaning that it can help heal wounds internally and externally. It helps to restore hormonal balance in cases of breakthrough period bleeding, irregular periods, ovarian cysts and painful periods. It eases cramps and spasms during periods, soothing pain and discomfort.
Chamomile is a mild sedative, meaning that it gently eases restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. It relieves spasms, pain and inflammation — helping to soothe period-related pain and discomfort. It also eases pre-menstrual headaches, migraines and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It is cooling and relaxing, and soothes any stress-related digestive upsets.
Skullcap is rich in nutrients essential to a healthy nervous system. It helpfully eases anxiety, tension and agitation, and helps relieve pain, spasms and headaches. This makes it particularly effective to assist with relieving period pain, but also other symptoms often associated with premenstrual syndrome, such as tension, headaches, irritability and low mood.
Rose has a soothing and uplifting aroma, and it is specifically helpful to relieve uterine congestion causing painful, heavy and irregular periods. Rose is relaxing and antispasmodic — it soothes menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome. Rose also supports a healthy gut flora and alleviates tension, irritability and fatigue.
Lemon balm is deliciously refreshing and uplifting. It is relaxing, mildly sedative and analgesic. It reduces tension and anxiety and elevates the mood. It can be used for irregular and painful periods and irritability in premenstrual syndrome.
Ginger is warming and stimulates circulation and digestion. It promotes blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. It reduces the tendency to blood clotting and is excellent in all conditions associated with poor circulation. It therefore helps relieve any uterine congestion. It also naturally soothes spasms and pain, making it helpful for painful periods.
Nettle is a great remineralizer for women on their periods. It is particularly nourishing, rich in vitamins A and C and minerals, particularly iron, calcium, silica, magnesium and potassium. All of these nutrients are essential for the maintenance of vibrant health and vitality. It also eases heavy bleeding and helps increase haemoglobin levels, which is very important for those experiencing a heavy flow.
This herbal tea contains nettle leaf, rose petals, cramp bark, skullcap, raspberry leaf, lemon balm, ginger and chamomile.
Place one heaped teaspoon of loose herbs per cup of boiling water. Infuse for 5 minutes, strain, cool and enjoy. Drink one to three cups per day. Do not exceed recommended amount. Not suitable in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you take any medication, please consult one of our medical herbalists or a healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.