Melbourne Doula

Welcome to 'Melbourne Doula', the place where I share what birth work is teaching is me, and what I am learning from the wonderful families who have invited me to share this most special season of their lives. Here you will find information about me and the doula services I provide, birth stories from remarkable women and their loved ones, as well as all kinds of resources to enrich your own journey of discovery. And welcome also to BLISSFUL HERBS, the home of beautiful herbal teas and bath herbs to support wellness through every season of life.

The "Balanced Woman" herbal tea

This tea is about comforting and nourishing YOU. Balance in this busy life is a bit of a holy grail for many people coping with myriad demands and challenges. It seems to me that Nature provides many herbs specifically to help women through life and just smooth the road a little bit.



The Balanced Woman tea is a delicious, gentle blend of herbs that have been known down through the ages to help balance female hormones, regulate the menstrual cycle, nourish the female reproductive system ad calm the nervous system. The herbs are renowned to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as:

* erratic or heavy bleeding
* irritability and mood swings
* insomnia
* dysmenorrhoea



We know that environmental factors disrupt the healthy balance of female hormones. Pollution, stress, fake oestrogens in meat or poultry, or from plastics, artificial hormones such as the Pill, HRT, syntocinon etc, caffeine and sugar all contribute to hormonal imbalance.

Sugar is a major factor. If insulin is "the Mistress of the Hormones" then it makes sense that over-loading our system with sugar is going to knock our the hormones off kilter. White pasta, bread and rice are sources of refined carbohydrate which is just another name for "sugar" as far as body metabolism is concerned.

Nature made sugar really hard to get, but these days most of us are suffering under a toxic overload of far more sugar than the human body was ever meant to process.

This has implications for all humans, but with respect to women: consider that many ailments, discomforts and diseases that are often regarded as merely womens' lot in life, are in fact caused by hormonal imbalance ... and sugar is not going to help with that. At all.

Most of us are over-sugared, under nourished (particularly in Magnesium) and under-exercised.

So be sweet to your dear self: as you try this tea, see what you can do to by-pass the "sugar-in-this-form" and "sugar-in-that-form" packaged food that is marketed to us so aggressively, and instead nourish yourself, body and soul, with living cell food that nature intended for our health and healing.

The best explanation I ever heard of the connection between pollutants, stress, sugar, female hormones and female health came from Naturopath Barbara O'Neill in her DVD lecture, The Dance of the Hormones.

OK back to the Balanced Woman tea:

It includes the following herbs:

Alfalfa -a richly nutritious herb with phyto-oetrogens that support hormones balance.

Blessed Thistle - an emmenagogue herb that helps regulate the menstrual cycle. Renowned for its help in relieving painful periods and curbing heavy bleeding.

Chastetree - an adaptogen considered to support hormonal balance. Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce PMS.

Dandelion - has a mild diuretic action which can be helpful for water retention and bloating that contributes to PMS. Dandelion is also richly anti-oxidant, alkilising and anti-inflammatory.

Licquorice - has oestrogenic properties, helps normalise and regulate hormones and help alleviate mild depression.

Red Clover - supports and balances the hormonal system and helps relieve menstrual discomforts

Red Raspberry Leaf - long considered a tonic for the female reproductive system, strengthens and tones the uterus, richly nutritious.

I suggest drinking the Balanced Woman tea freely throughout the month. Close to the time when you expect your bleed, you could switch to the Moon Cycle Bliss tea. And treat yourself to a Moon Cycle Bliss herbal bath!


Cost:
25g - $5.00
50g - $8.50
60g - $10.00
100g - $16.00
200g - $30.00
 
To order:
Email blissfulherbs@bigpond.com with your postal address.
 
More here about getting the best out of your herbal tea
 
Other products that may be helpful:
 
Moon Cycle Bliss tea
 
 
 
Heavenly Peace sleep sachet
 
 
Disclaimer: This information is of a general nature and does not constitute medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Any medical condition should be referred to your health care practitioner. Check with your health care practitioner before commencing to use any herbal preparation.

1 comment:

Chelley said...

Hi Julie,
I just wanted to share how much I enjoy your tea, after years of undiagnosed hormone issues, Balanced Woman tea is the only relief I have been able to find from the near constant nausea throughout the month and the cramping, fatigue, heavy bleeding and other chronic P.M.S. symptoms that occur each cycle.
I definitely recommend it.