HERBAL MOON CYCLE HOT COCOA

February 3, 2019

 

 

 

When the mood strikes!

I was craving nourishing hot chocolate this morning after being up all night with cramps.

I wanted it to be healing but also decadent and comforting.

Listen, your body is doing work right now. Indulge.

 

 

 

 

 Here's a tiny bit of info on each herb BUT it barely touches on their nutrient density!

 

 

 

Rosehip:

calcium, magnesium, potassium Vitamin C, K, A

Regulates flow and eases uterine cramps

 

Oat Straw:

Nerve tonic and exceptional at ease anxiety.

calcium, potassium, and magnesium, and has a reasonable amount of proteins.

As for vitamins, it includes A, B complex, C and E.

Alleviates pain + menstrual cramps

 

Raspberry Leaf:

Also known as “the woman’s herb,” it is naturally high in vitamins and minerals we need for female health specifically: magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamins B, A, C, and E. 

 

Digestive tonic - tones and relaxes the uterus + eases muscle spasms

 

Rose Petal:

Gentle nervine + mood booster

"One of the best remedies for painful or heavy periods is rose tea, as it can not only help to regulate hormones and ease uterine congestion, but also eliminate cramping and mood swings that are often associated with menstruation."

 

Cramp Bark:

Antisposmotic nervine

Cramp Bark will not stop the symptoms of period pains by altering the body’s chemical pain signalling system (like analgesic drugs), instead it helps to treat the cause of the pain by releasing tension in the area the pain is coming from 

 

Yarrow:

relieves inflammation and and congestion in uterus

It is antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory in action.

 

Raw Cacao:

 

Magnesium is a great alkaline mineral that supports the cardiovascular system and brain.

It also relaxes muscles, including menstrual cramping.

 

Raw cacao contains 314 percent of the recommended daily dose of iron.

 

It is the top natural source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, serotonin, tryptophan,

 

 

 

Herbal Tea Blend:

1 part rosehip

1 part rose petal

1/2 raspberry

1/8 cramp bark

1/4 yarrow

1/4 oat straw

 

Additional Ingredients:

- Almond Milk

- Raw Cacao [I used about 1.5 tablespoon of chips]

-Monk Fruit Sweetener (or sweetener of choice - honey, maple syrup)

-Optional Marshmallows

- Highly quality CBD

 

An easy water to herb ratio is 1 tablespoon for every 8 oz.

I infused the herbs in almond milk instead of water.

 

Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes and then turn off the heat and let steep for an additional 10 minutes.

Strain and clean pot and then add tea back to pot on Medium Low heat.

Add raw cacao chips and cook down until melted.

Add sweetener - I used 2 packets of Monk Fruit.

Pour into mug!

 

 

 

RESOURCES:

 

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/health-benefits-of-rosehip-tea-7607.html

 

http://www.thenorthwestleaf.com/pages/articles/post/the-secret-power-of-oatstraw

 

http://www.healthylifelive.org/drink-more-oat-straw-tea/

 

https://wellnessmama.com/5107/raspberry-leaf/

 

https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/cramp-bark

 

https://natural-fertility-info.com/yarrow-fertility-herb.html

 

https://theurbanjuicer.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/raw-cacao-you-can-finally-be-proud-of-yourself-for-eating-chocolate/

 

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/rose-tea.html

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