Best Teas for Menopause: Alleviate Menopause & Perimenopause Symptoms Naturally – Herbs & Kettles
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In my forties, with my full-time job as a physician, two girls in primary school, and this amazing tea business, I have started to wonder what perimenopause and menopause will look like. Little did I realize I would be in menopause for half my life and that I needed to equip myself with tools to help me when I entered this stage of my life. I wanted to share my thoughts on Herbs & Kettles teas for menopause and perimenopause that might help reduce symptoms.

H&K’s Best Teas For Menopause

Drinking perimenopause tea also has many health benefits, as discussed in my previous blog. Let me discuss the specific benefits of menopause tea and individual Herbs & Kettles teas. Menopause symptoms such as poor sleep, increased anxiety, inflammation, especially gut problems, and hot flashes can be reduced by certain teas good for menopause.

The Lady Bliss tea is one of the good teas for menopause which we specially created in collaboration with a practitioner of Ayurveda who is well-versed in its magical herbs.

It is caffeine-free healing with wonderful Ayurveda herbs, including Saraca indica (ashoka), cornflowers, chamomile, fennel, garcinia (malabar tamarind), ginger, licorice, Symplocos racemosa (lodhra), peppermint, Asparagus racemosus (shatavari), valerian each herb is chosen carefully to help balance the woman’s hormones, reduce symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, help improve sleep, aid digestion, reduce inflammation and stress.

Shatavari is a powerful antioxidant and helps prevent damage from antioxidants. It has anti-aging properties; besides balancing the female hormones, it helps reduce hot flashes, helps digestion, and reduces stress. Ashoka is a powerful herb that helps reduce symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, bloating, and weight gain. Lodhra, which has phytoestrogen properties, can help reduce symptoms of hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Valerian root and chamomile will help with sleep and a rejuvenating slumber.

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Lady Bliss Tea

Green Tea

We have two single-origin green teas for menopause symptoms- Darjeeling Emerald Green and Nilgiri Green Twirl. Green tea catechins have wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits. Recent studies also show that tea is a fantastic prebiotic that helps good gut bacteria and reduces some absorption of sugar and fat from the gut.

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Nilgiri Green Twirl

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Darjeeling Emerald Green Tea

 

Green tea flavonoids have been most studied, although I suspect that other teas such as white, yellow, oolong tea, and Jasmine black teas also have similar activity. Puerh teas are special and, as they are fermented, have prebiotic and probiotic effects.

If you drink blends, I would suggest some artisanal green tea for menopause and perimenopause teas, such as Lavish Blue Tea and Turmeric Green Tea, which will provide additional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Green tea for menopause also helps reduce anxiety and brings calm, so definitely helpful in menopause when stressors can really affect our emotional well-being and health.

Chamomile Tea

I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter on whether chamomile tea is good for menopause. One doesn’t realize that perimenopause and menopause lead to poor sleep. A tisane from Chamomile can help with this.

Chamomile has an active compound called chrysin that helps improve sleep and reduce stress. I would recommend trying our high-quality whole chamomile tea for easing the symptoms of menopause for sure. This included other sleep hygiene measures such as reducing screen time at night and sleeping at the same time and place, which should help.

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Chamomile Loose Tea

 

Calming Golden Turmeric Latte

When I think of an amazing herbal tea for menopause to help reduce symptoms, our Calming Golden Latte immediately comes to mind. With anti-inflammatory Lakadong turmeric as a superfood, it is good for menopause. Just a touch of black pepper to increase its absorption, wild cinnamon, which helps improve impaired glucose tolerance and so bloating, and ashwagandha, a powerful adaptogen that helps develop resilience to stressors while helping balance cortisol levels is just what you need as part of your daily routine.

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Calming Golden Turmeric Latte

 

Are there any side effects associated with menopause teas?

While teas for menopause are often consumed for relieving menopausal symptoms, it's crucial to talk to your doctor first. Some herbal teas may interact with medications or have contraindications, impacting health. It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating new teas, ensuring they align with individual health conditions and medications.

Herbs & Kettles Sponsored Panel on Menopause

In August 2023, Herbs & Kettles sponsored an empowering panel on menopause and perimenopause. The panel I moderated included amazing women well-versed in the field and provided a multidisciplinary approach.

  • Dr. Amy Rodatus [1], a NAMS-certified physician, discussed menopause-related symptoms, hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), and what to do if you were not a candidate for HRT.
  • Margo Witteven [2], an integrative dietician, discussed diet, exercise, and minerals needed for improved health.
  • Dr. Amanda Shipley [3] specialized in pelvic floor therapy.

After our discussion, it became clear that a well-rounded approach to menopause involves a balanced, high-protein diet, weight lifting for muscle and bone health, and attention to vitamins like magnesium.

While Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was recommended for those without breast cancer risks, caution about commercialization and the importance of qualified physicians emerged. Prioritizing emotional and mental well-being during perimenopause or menopause, I realized the need for self-love—embracing sleep, stress reduction, exercise, and overall wellness. Personally, finding solace in tea has been a vital part of my journey towards feeling grounded, proud, and content in the life we've built.

Have more queries? Let’s put them to ease…

FAQs on Menopause & Perimenopause Tea

What are the best teas for menopause?

Teas like chamomile and green teas are often recommended for menopausal symptom relief.

Are there teas to avoid during menopause?

Certain teas, like those high in caffeine, may exacerbate symptoms, so moderation is advised.

How often should menopausal tea be consumed for optimal results?

Individual responses vary, but incorporating tea into daily routines may provide ongoing benefits.

What components in tea contribute to alleviating menopause symptoms?

Certain elements in tea, such as phytoestrogens and antioxidants found in herbal tea varieties like chamomile, black cohosh, and red clover, are believed to assist in relieving menopause symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings.

The Takeaway…

So dear reader, in conclusion, yes, menopause can be difficult for many of us women. Still, it does not necessarily have to be so, especially if you are empowered by the right knowledge and tools to help you. It is also not something that should not be spoken about or shoved under the carpet like a dirty secret. We should celebrate womanhood and all its aspects. Let’s raise a cup of tea to celebrate our achievements, together, we can support each other through every phase of life.

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