A Tea for Women’s Health
For thousands of years, civilizations relied on the natural power of herbs to support health and remedy illness. As science expanded and modern medicine began to evolve, herbal remedies fell out of favor, and many became almost forgotten. In recent years, however, many of these herbal remedies have been revived as people have begun to seek natural alternatives to modern medicine. Yarrow tea is certainly an example of this. While many gardeners have come to view yarrow as an invasive species for its rapid spreading, herbal tea enthusiasts admire it for its various health benefits, particularly women seeking natural support for their reproductive health.
Many women are aware of the impact their menstrual cycle can have on their life. Much attention is given to the effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), wherein a woman’s fluctuating hormone levels lead to abnormal mood changes, interruption of sleep patterns, headache and fatigue. However, for many women, it is the menstruation itself that is most disruptive. In the US alone, more than 42 million women experience significant menstrual pain. Of these women, approximately 3.5 million experience pain so severe that it is considered debilitating for at least one or two days.