Disclaimer: To the men, if your girlfriend gets crazy scary during her ‘time of the month’ and you want to avoid it, you may proceed to read. Otherwise, there’s nothing for you here, haha. You just might end up cringing with too much information. ;)
Ladies, I’m sure you can relate when I say I get the WORST PMS ever! Fortunately, though, I’m not talking about painful periods, but more of the uncontrollable mood swings (bursting into tears and panic attacks) and bad skin.
Unfortunate for the husband, though. *chortle*
(Anyway, moving along…)
For some time now, I’ve been having this theory that I’m hormonally imbalanced and I’ve been searching for a while for something to regulate my hormones. (I’m a hypochondriac)
Aside from mood swings, I get really bad panic attacks and get very, very anxious during the time of the month and the other time of the month (ovulation week).
I have been thinking of going to a doctor, but to be honest, I’m not too keen on taking something ‘chemical’ like hormone pills. (Yes, I’m trying to live an ‘organic’ life, haha. ‘Trying’ is the keyword.)
A friend of mine suggested that I take a look at homeopathic remedies, but there were just so many choices! And it scared me a little bit to take supplements, too, even though they are organic.
Fortunately, I came across this tea in one of my visits to Healthy Options!
Tea seems harmless enough and I’m a big tea drinker, so yay.
“Woman’s Energy is a delicious way to enhance your overall well-being and harness your feminine energy during all stages of life. Purposefully formulated to work with your body, this special formula contains Dong Quai, the queen of Chinese herbs, which has been traditionally used to support reproductive health and to help balance and ease you through your female cycles.”
The main ingredient of this tea is Dong Quai root, and after some research, here are the benefits of it: (taken from BodyEcology.com)
1. Balance estrogen levels. (Just what I need! I think)
2. Excellent blood tonic.
3. Treats iron deficiency and anemia
4. Boosts male fertility.
5. Regulates menstruation and eases cramps.
6. Helps you feel happier.
7. Enhances female fertility.
8. Increases circulation, improves your complexion, and aids detoxification to clear blemishes.
9. Treats alopecia, eczema and rosacea.
Dong Quai, however, cannot be taken in by people with the following condition:
- Women with breast cancer
- During pregnancy or while nursing
- Women with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or cancers of the breast, ovaries or uterus
- Men with prostate cancer
1. The tea tastes fine. Chamomile-ish with an orange after taste. I’m not a big fan of Chamomile smell and taste, but I’m willing to stomach it just so I won’t go into crazy mode every month.
2. I’ve been in a nicer mood lately (it’s supposed to be the ‘other time of the month’ for me) and I haven’t snapped at the husband ever since I started drinking the tea a week ago.
3. I’ve noticed I’m more energetic, too.
4. My nasal congestion disappeared ever since I’ve been drinking the tea. I read somewhere else that it’s a benefit of Dong Quai.
5. I feel less bloated during ‘other time of the month’.
6. This Yogi Tea is caffeine-free!
7. I like that no matter how long you steep the tea, the taste does not change. If you want a stronger tasting tea, you’ll have to use 2 bags.
I’ve been drinking the tea for almost 7 days (1-2 cups a day) and I do think it’s working, hehe. The ultimate test would be during ‘THE time of the month’ and I will be updating you, ladies, then.
But in case I have piqued your interest and you’d like to try this tea out for yourself, you can get a box of 16 sachets from Healthy Options for around P300. (Sorry forgot the exact amount.)
Yogi Tea has a LOT of other teas as well, so you might want to check them out, too.