HERBal medicine FOR WOMEN cheat sheet
I encourage empowered dabbling in herbal medicine, but if you have a specific issue you want to treat, schedule a session with me to get guidance. You'll see results faster and I am happy to teach you some basics to help you treat yourself.
WHAT AILS YOU? USE THIS CHART TO FIX YOUR ISSUES.
For teas, you can make a hot tea and then chill for easy workday drinking. Hate tea? Cool to room temp; pour over ice; add seltzer, maple syrup, and lemon juice; now it’s a “soda”.
Tea blend-- nettle, raspberry leaf, dandelion root, burdock root
Eat this-- dandelion greens, fatty fish like sardines, mackerel
Drink this-- Nutritional Smoothie: 1 teaspoon kelp, 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon bee pollen, 1 tablespoon flaxseed, 1 teaspoon turmeric, ½ inch pinkie-size piece of fresh ginger, ½ cup spinach; blend with fruit & liquid of choice (I like almond milk, ½ banana, 1 apple, ½ cup frozen mango)
Tea blend-- cramp bark, valerian root, nettle, raspberry leaf, ginger
Tincture-- 1 part cramp bark, 1 part valerian root, 1 part ginger, 1 part nettle
Oils-- evening primrose (for skin or taken orally)
Tea blend-- nettle, raspberry leaf, ginger, licorice (FYI, if you have high blood pressure, don't take licorice)
Eat this-- kimchi! Make your own (see my recipe for mild & magic ginger turmeric baek kimchi)
Drink this ACV soda: 8oz seltzer, 2oz apple cider vinegar, 1oz lemon juice, 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Tea blend-- nettle, raspberry leaf, lady's mantle, dong quai (FYI, avoid dong quai while menstruating)
Eat this-- veggies like spinach, romaine lettuce, asparagus, and broccoli are high in the B vitamin folate; LOTS of fish, it’s good for you and for baby: sardines, mackerel, salmon, etc; hate to say it, but sugar and carbs are not the best for conceiving or for early pregnancy as they just turn to insulin. Acupuncture is recommended.
Herbs-- Asian ginseng, schizandra, dong quai (avoid dong quai while menstruating)
Tea blend-- equal parts: nettle, raspberry leaf, oat tops, and lemon balm with 1/4 part each of cut-and-sifted licorice and ginger
Oils-- bath or massage with lavender and chamomile
Eat this-- dark greens (yeah, kale), fatty fish like salmon/mackerel/sardines, dark chocolate, kimchi
Drink this-- green tea therapy soda: steep fresh ginger, turmeric, matcha in hot water, strain; serve hot or cool with 2oz seltzer
Joy is Yours Tea-- peppermint, chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, matcha
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[NOTE: if you’re pregnant or actively trying, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a pregnancy safe herb list]