Mother Earth is our answer to one of the most requested herbal blends since we started expanding our wellness collection. Part of our women’s health collection, Mother Earth was formulated to promote fertility and alleviate the symptoms of hormonal imbalances such as PCOS.
Aptly named Mother Earth, because it’s a cornucopia of beautiful herbs, roots and flowers that all have natural healing benefits for women and their unique hormones. This organic blend of red clover, yarrow flower, red raspberry leaf, oatstraw, nettle leaf, ashwagandha root, lemon balm, rose petals, ginger root, cinnamon, and licorice, is not only beautiful, it has an herbaceous deliciousness, with subtle spice and sweetness from the cinnamon, ginger and licorice. The rose petals are not only a beautiful addition visually to this blend, but their floral aroma and taste is soothing and softening to the palette. Herbs each contain thousands of chemical compounds, so it’s no surprise that they are good at multitasking. Below I will breakdown the myriad of benefits these specific herbs have in promoting fertility and reproductive health!
It goes without saying that uterine health is very important for reproductive health. Uterine tonics like red clover, nettle, ashwagandha, red raspberry leaf and yarrow can help increase circulation to the uterus and help tone and strengthen the uterine muscles, helping to promote a healthy uterine environment and more regular cycle. A regular cycle and healthy ovulation is crucial when trying to conceive. Herbs like oatstraw, red raspberry leaf, lemon balm and licorice root can help promote regular ovulation and lengthen the luteal phase, which increases the chances of getting pregnant.
Red clover and ginger are both used in traditional medicine to help improve circulation and blood flow. You may be wondering what circulation has to do with fertility. A number of studies suggest that poor blood flow may be at the root of 'unexplained infertility', and an often un-diagnosed factor in infertility, miscarriage and IVF failure. Our life is literally in our blood, so not only is blood flow crucial, blood sugar regulation is also vitally important for fertility. Peaking and plummeting blood sugar levels can cause hormone imbalances, diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which all have a detrimental effect on fertility. - oatstraw, cinnamon, ginger, cinnamon.
Another factor that you may not have suspected plays a role in infertility, is inflammation. Fertility challenges like PCOS, endometriosis, and immunological infertility can all be tied back in part to chronic inflammation. Ginger, yarrow, red clover, nettle are all powerful inflammation suppressors and when inflammation is calmed down our bodies can focus their energy on making other functions of our immune, nervous and reproductive systems run smoothly.
Trying to conceive can be stressful, especially if you’re struggling with other health issues. Stress is no good, nobody WANTS to be stressed, but did you know that stress negatively impacts fertility? When we get caught up in worry, our bodies produce an increased amount of the stress hormone cortisol, our fight or flight response or survival mode. Abnormal levels of cortisol have been shown to suppress ovulation creating a state of infertility. Our bodies will not let us conceive when we are functioning in that survival mode. Nature is a fascinating (and frustrating) thing, isn’t it? But these multitasking superstars; oatstraw, lemon balm, nettle and adaptogenic ashwagandha can help calm the nervous system and balance the stress hormones.
While not an ingredient in our Mother Earth tisane, we also recommend raw honey for it’s plethora of healing abilities (read more about them here!) We particularly like Cinnamon-infused honey for its blood sugar regulating and anti-inflammatory properties. It also tastes REALLY good in this tisane!
Mother Earth is our featured Wellness Tea through May 12th 2020 and is on sale for $10/bag and $2.50/cup to-go!
As with any of our teas and tisanes, we recommend consulting your doctor for guidelines about supplementing with herbal tisanes. Not recommended during pregnancy. For a tisane safe during second and third trimester, check out Baby Bump!