Fertility Tea, regulate your hormones and cycle

Mar 29, 2023
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Fertility Tea: Everything you need to know

Looking for natural ways to regulate your menstrual cycle and support your reproductive health? Look no further than tea! Certain types of tea, such as Raspberry Leaf and Chaste Tree Berries, contain powerful herbs that can regulate hormone levels and reduce inflammation, while also providing essential vitamins and minerals crucial for female health. Additionally, the ritual of making and drinking tea can promote relaxation and reduce stress levels, which can have a positive impact on hormonal, gut, and skin health. But is fertility tea as powerful as it promises to be? Here’s what you need to know.

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Star Ingredients in Fertility Teas

Raspberry Leaf for fertility:

This herb has quite the reputation for supporting a woman's menstrual cycle. Its secret weapons include regulating hormone levels, reducing inflammation, and relaxing the uterus. Plus, it's a vitamin and mineral powerhouse, packed with iron, calcium, and magnesium - all crucial for fertility and reproductive health. If you're looking to conceive, Raspberry leaf is also known to keep Luteinizing hormone (LH) and Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in check, boosting the odds of conception.

Chaste Tree Berries (Chasteberry or Vitex) for fertility:

This powerful berry can help regulate levels of hormones like Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which are crucial for ovulation and the menstrual cycle. Additionally, the berries' anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may alleviate PMS symptoms and help regulate menstrual cycles. Moreover, they may stimulate progesterone production, a critical hormone for a successful pregnancy.

Raspberry Leaf and Chaste Tree Berries are the best studied herbs to improve hormone health. It is why they make up the bulk of our Fertility Tea for Her blend.

In addition to these wonder herbs, the Fertility Tea for Her also has the added herbal benefits of:

Licorice Root for fertility: 

Licorice root is believed to have a regulating effect on the hormones responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle and is thought to improve overall reproductive health.

Nettle for fertility: 

Nettle leaf is a rich source of iron, calcium, and other essential vitamins and minerals that are important for reproductive health.

Lavender for fertility: 

Lavender: Lavender is believed to have a calming effect on the nervous system and we all know that stress is no-lady's friend. Stress can lead to inflammation which can lead to a whole bunch of hormonal, gut, and skin issues. 

So what’s the best tea for female fertility? 

We understand how frustrating it can be trying to find herbal fertility tea that contains all the goodness you need for your conception journey. That’s why we’ve concocted various fertility boosting blends depending on your needs. With organic herbs hand-selected by an award-winning tea sommelier and mumma herself, these fertility teas for conception are as tasty as they are transformative. 

Increase conception chances with Fertility Tea for her:

A metamorphic herbal blend that regulates and supports female hormones across the board, Fertility Tea For Her goes above and beyond to leave women feeling healthy and energised from the inside out. Natural, organic, delicious and free from any nasties, this nourishing tea blend is the ultimate companion for women who want pain-free, predictable, and happy periods. Especially useful to prepare hormones and the uterus for a baby! Enriched with herbs that strengthen and support ovulation, hormonal balance, uterus health and pelvic muscles, this delectable concoction was created for women looking to get on top of their hormones and fertility. It contains all the amazing fertility boosting ingredients including Red Raspberry leaf, Chaste Tree Berries, Nettle, and Lavender! 

Decrease inflammation with Morning Glo tea:

This delightful fusion of lemon myrtle and lemongrass is coupled with the invigorating warmth and anti-inflammatory properties of ginger. It offers a refreshing and zesty flavor profile that's both delicious and healthy. This blend is a treasure trove of antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A & C, folate, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron. Not only does it fortify the immune system and promote radiant skin, but it also lends support to fertility and overall well-being.

Lemon myrtle: a native Australian plant renowned for its zesty aroma, boasts impressive antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Lemongrass: the tropical grass you never knew you needed, is a rich source of vital vitamins and minerals that invigorate the immune system, promote skin vitality, and contribute to overall well-being. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics make it a valuable ally for combatting free radicals and mitigating bodily inflammation, especially beneficial when trying to balance female hormones! 

Ginger: a true hero in the realm of reproductive health, possesses formidable anti-inflammatory properties that may reduce the risk of inflammation and enhance hormonal balance. It's a valuable addition to your routine to maintain a happy, inflammation-free uterus, which is vital for fertility.

Calendula, with its charming yellow petals, isn't just a pretty face; it's also a potent anti-inflammatory agent, often found in skincare products to alleviate skin irritations. Additionally, it's teeming with antioxidants, playing a crucial role in shielding the body from oxidative stress.

Reduce stress with Relaxation Glo tea:

A floral infusion brimming with antioxidants and calming properties to reduce stress. This tea harmoniously blends the gentle, woody essence of rooibos with the floral notes of lavender and roses. Abundant in calming, antioxidant-rich, and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals, this tea aids in reinstating a body's equilibrium, nurturing radiant skin, pacifying the nervous system, and bolstering fertility and overall well-being. It strikes a perfect equilibrium between flavours and health attributes, making it an ideal companion for effective stress reduction throughout the day. Calming a busy mind should be a priority when it comes to hormone health as cortisol negatively affects all aspects of wellbeing - especially hormonal balance. This tea is a sanctuary to help reduce stress - a cupful of health benefits wrapped in a bouquet of serenity.

The star ingredients are:

Rooibos: This exceptional South African treasure boasts a wealth of antioxidants that send free radicals running for cover. If inflammation is cramping your style, rooibos steps in with its anti-inflammatory properties to provide relief. But there's more - rooibos contains 'aspalathin,' a compound that can soothe your nerves and induce relaxation.

Roses: Beyond their captivating beauty, roses harbor compounds that can quell inflammation within the body. When life has you stressed and seeking tranquility, sipping on roses can exert a calming influence on your nervous system, both physically and mentally. Moreover, roses are brimming with vitamin C, a vital component for upholding a robust immune system.

Lavender:  It's not just a pretty scent; lavender is a multifaceted herb. Alongside its natural calming properties that reduce stress and anxiety, it can become your new bedtime companion, enhancing sleep quality. If you're grappling with bloating and discomfort, lavender's comforting touch can ease an upset stomach and facilitate digestion. And as if that weren't enough, lavender comes bearing gifts in the form of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, ensuring your body stays in the pink of health.

Improve sleep with Sleeptime Glo tea:

Getting enough sleep is vital for your hormones to function properly. Sleep plays a key role in managing hormones including:

  • Stress Hormone (Cortisol): Sleep helps keep stress hormone (cortisol) levels in check, reducing chronic stress risks.
  • Growth Hormone: Deep sleep, especially in the early sleep stages, triggers the release of growth hormone, which is crucial for growth, cell repair, and overall health.
  • Hunger Hormones (Leptin and Ghrelin): Sleep affects hormones that control hunger and appetite. Lack of sleep can disrupt this balance, leading to increased appetite and potential weight gain.
  • Insulin Sensitivity: Sleep influences how sensitive your body is to insulin. Poor sleep can reduce this sensitivity, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Sleep-Wake Cycle Hormone (Melatonin): Sleep regulates melatonin, a hormone that helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake rhythm for better sleep quality.
  • Sex Hormones (Estrogen and Testosterone): Sleep deprivation can throw off the balance of these hormones, impacting reproductive health and libido.
  • Thyroid Hormones: Sleep is essential for regulating thyroid hormones that manage metabolism and energy levels. Disrupted sleep can affect thyroid function.
  • Reproductive Hormones: Inadequate sleep can disrupt menstrual cycles in women and reduce fertility in both men and women.

In simpler terms, getting good sleep ensures that your hormones function smoothly, impacting everything from stress management to weight control and reproductive health. The Sleeptime tea is packed with herbs expertly chosen to help calm your body and mind in preparation for a good night's rest. The star ingredients are:

Chamomile: often celebrated as a stress-relief herb renowned for its anxiety-reducing qualities. By alleviating stress and anxiety, chamomile indirectly enhances your general well-being, potentially creating a conducive environment for embarking on the journey to parenthood. Moreover, chamomile's potential to enhance the quality of your sleep is noteworthy, as it plays a vital role in hormone regulation and reproductive health. 

Lemon Balm: With its soothing attributes, lemon balm can effectively alleviate stress and anxiety, which, in turn, contributes to improved overall health and well-being. Additionally, enhanced sleep quality offers better hormone regulation and reproductive health support. For those in need of stress relief, lemon balm is a dependable choice to take the edge off and pave the way for better fertility prospects.

Is it normal for your cycle length to change while drinking fertility tea?

Yes, that can happen and that's a good thing. Cycles should typically sit around the 28 day mark (give or take a few days either side). So if you're extra short or extra long (more than 4 day variance on each side) then you want to slowly start correcting your cycle to that optimum length where hormones are balanced and doing their thing. A balanced cycle is made up of a follicular phase of about 14 days (where FSH and estrogen are being released to get ovaries juicy and ready to release an egg) and then a luteal phase of about 14 days (where progesterone kicks in to keep that uterine line thick and ready for pregnancy). To read more about ovulation timing and cycle lengths click here. 

The psychological benefit of drinking tea:

Beyond the physical benefit of the herbs themselves, there is also a psychological benefit of drinking tea for women's health.

The ritual and mindful act of making and drinking tea can be a relaxing process that promotes calmness. By taking a break from the stressors of daily life and focusing on the sensory experience of tea drinking, we can reduce stress and promote relaxation. Tea involves a present awareness of the senses and the act of bringing our mind back to the present moment and focusing on the object at hand (making a cuppa) can have profound benefits for the mind. The ears slowly attune to the sound of boiling water, the eyes focus on the act of making the tea, the nose takes in the aroma of the tea, the hands feel the warmth of the cup and finally, the mouth senses the warm soothing effect of the liquid on the body. Soaking in this moment of pause throughout the day can help reduce stress levels and increase relaxation.