There are many drinks you can consume not only for pleasure but also for improving your health. One of them is herbal tea. Instead of drinking coffee (which is inflammatory) or black tea, try to get used to herbal teas that can be really flavourful and delicious as well.
I’ve created a collection of the best teas for PCOS that help to balance hormones, regulate sugar levels or just calm you down. But make sure you’ve
Also, keep in mind that it takes a long time to see the effects of teas and notice any improvements. So be patient.
Spearmint tea is great for women suffering from PCOS because it helps to lower androgens, such as testosterone, in the body. This is great news because PCOS sufferers usually have high levels of testosterone. Elevated levels of the androgen can lead to acne, hirsutism, and menstrual cycle irregularities. As a result, this tea can help to reduce hormonal acne and symptoms of PMS. In addition, it helps to increase FSH and LH which keep menstrual cycles regular. Finally, this drink is great to have in the morning or in the afternoon when you start “feeling the slump.”
Rooibos tea is great for regulating sex hormones, especially estrogen. It helps to boost this hormone which is important for those who have low levels or imbalances. But make sure that you are not estrogen dominant. In this case, it’s better to consult with your doctor first.
Rooibos also helps to balance blood sugar levels and improves insulin sensitivity. That’s why this tea is recommended for people suffering from diabetes or PCOS.
Besides that, rooibos tea has anti-inflammatory properties which make this tea a good option for women with PCOS.
In addition to rich levels of metabolism-boosting caffeine, green tea is full of antioxidants including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which boosts metabolism. EGCG can help to fight weight gain in menopausal women. Research shows that consuming green tea increases insulin sensitivity and lowers insulin levels in both healthy people and in those who suffer from insulin-resistant conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Additionally, a 2009 study revealed that it can be an effective way to strengthen bones and decrease the risk of bone fractures, especially in women experiencing menopause.
Due to its many benefits and low risk, you may want to consider drinking one to three cups of green tea per day. If you are worried about having trouble sleeping at night, a decaffeinated version may be a better option.
This tea contains plenty of antioxidants including vitamin C, catechins, and most importantly EGCG. EGCG is a powerful antioxidant that can help fight cancer. Believe it or not, matcha has ten times more antioxidants than green tea, six times more antioxidants than goji berries, and seventeen times more antioxidants than blueberries. As a result of the high antioxidant count in matcha, it also helps to detox the body and support the liver, which is an important organ for hormone regulation (particularly for estrogen).
When it comes to hormone regulation, matcha tea helps lower estrogen levels. As high estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer, lowering levels of the hormone is
Matcha is perfect for the morning as it is super energizing!
Lady’s Mantle (or Alchemilla
I absolutely love cinnamon bark tea! It’s such a flavorful and energizing drink! It is known for its ability to balance blood sugar levels, as well as its ability to support insulin resistance and boost the metabolism, which can lead to weight loss. As you have already learned, balancing insulin levels is the key to managing PCOS. A recent study has indicated that cinnamon actually helps to improve menstrual cyclicity. This study also indicated that it may help to increase pregnancy rates in those with PCOS… which is pretty amazing!
Ginger root tea
Ginger has been used to help treat PCOS before scientists and doctors ever knew what PCOS was! Ginger is well known for its ability to reduce nausea and the easing of any pain associated with the menstrual cycle. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help lower blood sugar levels, which is essential to regulating insulin levels and the regulation of hormones for PCOS.
Yes, fruity tea is delicious—but sometimes it even comes with an added health boost. Drinking this powerful herb will help to clear the congestion in the ovaries and uterus. Keep in mind that when suffering from PCOS, you’re trying to break up any stagnation in that area, something raspberry leaf tea will help with.
It is also a well-known fertility herb that can be a great tool when trying to get pregnant, but be careful! Raspberry leaf tea can also send women into premature labor, so once pregnant, avoid drinking it until you are ready to meet your new baby!
Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex Berry or Chaste Tree Berry, has been used for ages to support gynecological health, particularly for the changing seasons and cycles of life. It is a powerful, but slow-acting tonic that can be taken for 3 to 36 months.
Vitex is one of my favorite herbs for women due to the positive impact it can have on quality of life. It’s a powerful tool for long-term regulation and production of hormones and has also been traditionally used for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).The herb also increases progesterone, which can assist in maintaining a healthy balance between estrogen and progesterone levels throughout the transition from perimenopause to menopause.
Additionally, vitex can help to reduce symptoms of PMS, such as cramps and constipation, as well as symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and moodiness. Clinical studies have shown it to be a successful remedy for endometriosis and uterine fibroids, and many women have found it helpful in rebalancing their cycles after coming off of birth control pills. However, do not take vitex if pregnant or if you are taking birth control pills, as it may make the pill less effective.
Shatavari was traditionally used as a female reproductive system tonic because it supports fertility, the menstrual cycle, and hormonal changes.
Shatavari is also full of various vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and E as well as calcium and iron. These vitamins and minerals act as antioxidants that protect the female reproductive system.
It also has anti-diabetic properties that help to improve insulin sensitivity.
Finally, there is compelling evidence to show Shatavari is an adaptogenic powerhouse. Studies show its immune-supporting and hormone-balancing impact on the body, which are two qualities of a great adaptogen.
The liver plays an important role in regulating hormones, especially estrogen. The liver metabolizes estrogen, but it also helps eliminate it. Remember that it does not matter whether the hormone is from natural sources or from artificial sources such as hormone-replacement therapy, plastics, or plants. To keep the metabolism and elimination working well, we want to nourish the liver. While many people see dandelion root as nothing more than a weed, it is also a very powerful liver tonic. For maximum benefits, it is suggested that you drink it regularly as a deco film or as a tincture.
Red clover is full of proteins and minerals including calcium and magnesium, as well as several macro- and trace minerals, vitamins, and isoflavones. This makes it highly effective for regulating the hormones. Traditionally, red clover was used to prevent cramps, irregular periods, symptoms of menopause, and unexplained infertility. It also contains phytoestrogens, which protect receptor sites from xenoestrogens, which are foreign estrogen-like substances that can confuse the endocrine system and lead to hormone imbalances. However, some sources suggest that red clover should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, as its effects on fetuses are not yet known.
In an effort to manage some unpleasant menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, this herb is useful to help balance estrogen levels. It is also useful in regulating menstrual cycles
This herb (Salvia officinalis) helps to reduce hot flashes. To brew this hot flash reducing tea, steep sage flowers and leaves, red clover flowers, and raspberry leaf together.
Can also help to reduce the occurrence and duration of hot flashes in women entering menopause. It can also have estrogen-like effects, may be effective in improving respiratory health, and can help to reduce overall stress levels.
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