Women's Balancing Tea
A regulating formula for women with irregular or painful menstrual cycles.
Source: Body+Soul, April/May 2005
- 8 1/2 oz. vitex
- 3/4 oz. dong quai
- 3/4 oz. licorice
- 3/4 oz. ginger
- Cinnamon and orange peel as desired
To make blend: Combine dried herbs; mix well. Store in tightly sealed glass jar. (Dried blend will keep for up to a year.)
To make 1 quart tea: Add 8 teaspoons blend to 1 quart cold water in saucepan. Place over low heat; slowly bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. Sweeten with honey if desired. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily.
This recipe calls for dried herbs (not powdered dried herbs), and requires these basic tools of the trade: a kitchen scale; a fine mesh strainer; large glass jars with an airtight seal; a teapot with lid, or mason jar.