May SpecialTea- Happy Mama

May brings Mother’s Day, the most wonderful time of year 🙂

What better way to celebrate than with Happy Mama tea? It’s a gentle, nurturing blend that helps women’s health at all phases of life, balances hormones, and calms the nerves.

I remember having a get together with a group of women that I made this tea for. I couldn’t keep the teapot filled! The women naturally gravitated to this tea, and it was wonderful to see the calm smiles on their faces.

So, let’s look at what’s in it to cause all of this magic.

Red Raspberry Leaf

The leaves of the raspberry plant
Dried red raspberry leaf
  • balances hormones
  • tones the uterus (from onset to post menopause)
  • during pregnancy – prepares the uterus for labor and to return to normal size after birth
  • relieves PMS and cramps and regulates menses
  • nourishes the blood
  • soothes digestive issues/ eases constipation
  • contains calcium, iron, and magnesium – all of which are vital to female health
  • contains vitamins C, A, E, and B complex
  • antioxidant

Oatstraw

Oatstraw
Dried lavender herb as it appears in tea
  • Oatstraw is one of the best herbs for the nervous system. It helps undo some of the daily stress of modern society
  • relieves stress and anxiety
  • supports healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • boosts cognitive function
  • can help with breaking addiction or withdrawal

Rose Hips

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Rose hips come from roses when the flower dies
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Dried rose hips as they appear in tea
  • Rose hips are antioxidant, so they’re great for cardiovascular health, preventing cancer, and diabetes
  • high in polyphenols – micronutrients available in certain plant based foods, which improves digestion, weight management, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease
  • high in vitamin C & E
  • high in caretenoids, which promotes eye health
  • promotes weight loss
  • anti-inflammatory
  • fights skin aging

Stinging Nettles

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Stinging Nettle – can be unpleasant when it crosses your path since it does provide quite a sting
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Dried Stinging Nettle – much more pleasant to handle since once dried it no longer stings
  • Stinging Nettle is packed with nutrients that act as antioxidants- vitamins A, C, K, and many B vitamins, minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium), health fats (linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid), all essential amino acids
  • reduces inflammation
  • helps hay fever
  • lowers blood pressure
  • stabilizes blood sugar
  • cleanses liver and kidneys
  • diuretic
  • helps muscle and joint pain, arthritis, and gout