Being a woman can be a tough gig sometimes; PMS, hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, menopause. But, that's why I am so excited to tell you about our beautiful new organic tea blend, HARMONY. Now, I am no expert when it comes to all the inner workings of the female body, and that's why we have had our fabulous Naturopath, Emma, work to create our rich and organic HARMONY tea blend. It took some work because some of the traditional Chinese Herbs and their powerful properties that help to combat hormonal imbalances can often be on the bitter side. But, the end result, well, we couldn’t be happier with this deliciously smooth (and definitely not bitter) brew.
Every woman is different and unique, and that's something worth celebrating! (Don't you think?) And as unique as we all are, we all have different stories when it comes to our cycles. For me, from my very first period at the age of 13, I have along with so many women, suffered with painful periods, back pain, swelling, cramps and migraines which led to endometriosis, cysts and fibroids. Not to mention also having cycles where I haven't been able to leave the house due to heavy clotting, so as you can imagine, I have always been on the lookout for a natural remedy that can help just a little. And as you may know, tea has always been a comfort for me and is why I was so passionate and driven to create a balancing organic tea blend that can help, even just a little.
There is a lot more to this feminine and balancing wellness tea blend, and we'll start with the "hero" herb... Schisandra. Schisandra is an ancient herb used in traditional Chinese brews, that is proven to help alleviate symptoms of menopause and PMS by working to balance our hormones and to improve how we are affected by stress. Something that no doubt we've all experienced that can directly influence how we react to situations. Schisandra is an adaptogen which is a plant that helps the body fight, physical, environmental and biological stressors (all hail the hero of our HARMONY tea). A daily cup can aid in helping to stabilise our body's reaction to the stresses we face as well as the side effects of stress we all can experience, including those undesirable menstrual and menopausal symptoms. The herbs we use in our all new organic wellness blend, HARMONY are powerful, so we recommend consulting your doctor before trying HARMONY so you can rest assured that our blend won't interfere with any medications you may be taking.
When talking about HARMONY, we also have to give a special mention to Black Cohosh which is an all rounder when it comes to dealing with hot flushes, vertigo, sleep disturbances, nervousness, and hair loss. Black Cohosh was first used to support women's menstrual and hormonal cycles by native American's, and so many years later we know they were onto something.
Now, when should you enjoy a bit of HARMONY? Other than always, to aid in alleviating menstrual and menopausal systems we recommend 3 - 4 cups a day. We also have to tell you, HARMONY requires a little more love and nurturing when it comes to brewing time. A peaceful 10 minutes allows our loose leaf to release their full, and beneficial flavour and to ensure you're getting the most out of the adaptogen herbs.
And at Athella HQ, we've been enjoying this every day with a little added crystal energy from one of our crystal loose leaf tea strainers to get the most out of our loose leaf blend. We love Citrine for its Joyous energy which absolutely helps with filling our cups. We hope you love our all new organic HARMONY wellness blend, and if you'd like to know more, we'd love to chat so please get in touch.
With love & gratitude,
Information provided on our website about the traditional uses and properties of herbs are not intended as medical advice and the statements have not been evaluated by any medical authority. Please seek advice from your healthcare professional to ensure our wellness blends are safe to use in conjunction with your prescribed medication.