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Put The Kettle On! These Teas Actually Help Beat PMS

Suffer from PMS? We know, it’s the worst, but what if we told you one of the best things you can do is sit back, relax and have a lovely cuppa. Seriously!

So take a break and brew up one of these delicious blends to help combat those pesky premenstrual symptoms…

1. Ginger For Cramps

Ginger has been found to be as effective as ibuprofen in treating period pain with studies showing it relieves both pain and nausea. We love Ace Tea’s fiery ginger green tea! If you don’t like the taste of ginger though, just soak a towel in hot ginger tea and hold over your tummy for the same benefit.

2. Chamomile For Irritability

If you’re feel anxious, stressed or irritable you could do worse than enjoy a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile is also known to help with insomnia, aiding a restful night’s sleep, and is great for when you feel a cold is coming on as it boosts your immunity.

3. Peppermint For Bloating

Banish that dread bloat with a cup of peppermint tea. It also soothes the tummy and helps with any unwanted gassiness (is it ever wanted?). It’s also great for an IBS issues. One of our faves is Yuyo’s Yerba Mint – the peppermint will help soothe tummy troubles when your period hits.

4. Raspberry Leaf For Heavy Bleeding

Normally recommend for pregnant women about to give birth, raspberry leaf tea contains fragine, which is known to tone the uterine and pelvic muscles. For pregnant woman it leads to a shorter labor but if you’re just suffering from heavy bleeding it can help to decrease flow and stop those nasty cramps.

5. Dandelion For Sore Boobs

If you suffer from swollen and tender breasts prior to your period starting, you definitely need to ditch regular tea and coffee – caffeine can make breast tenderness worse. Stick to decaffeinated tea or try dandelion tea. Its diuretic properties help shift extra water that can make breasts swollen, thus reducing the pressure and tenderness.

6. Green Tea For Spot Busting

Green tea has numerous health benefits but did you know it can help with PMS-pimple outbreaks? It’s all thanks to the antioxidant cathechin EGCG, which is a great anti-inflammatory. As well as sipping on green tea throughout the day, you can also dab wet teabags onto the affected areas. Your Tea do an amazing range!

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