Fresh Sage and Lemon Tea

sageThis one’s for the ladies, so read on girls!

If you’re around my age, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I say hot flushes.  

A common symptom of menopause I see in Clinic, but how annoying, frustrating and at times embarrassing!

Flushes are different for every woman and can range from occasional episodes of feeling a bit hot and sweaty, to being drenched in perspiration, your face glowing red, palpitations and a feeling of self-combustion.  Night sweats can be worse with drenched sheets and disrupted sleep.

So, what’s going on…..

The flushing is from a decline in oestrogen, but that’s not all.  There’s also other changes happening on the inside with fluctuations in hormones such as luteinizing hormone, gonodotrophin-releasing hormone and progesterone.

Your adrenal glands are involved and cannot be ignored in the big picture.

That’s why addressing adrenal fatigue is necessary to get back control of your whole endocrine (hormone) system.

Luckily, there’s an arsenal of herbs and nutritional supplements that will help to bring relief.  Black Cohosh is the most well-known herb, but it may not be effective for you.

If you need help getting a handle on your hormones, make an appointment and we’ll get started.

You don’t have to put up with the debilitating effects of hormone imbalances.   Time have changed!

A simple home remedy to try:

Fresh Sage and Lemon Tea

Sage has traditionally been used for mild hot flushing and sweating.  Try this for a few weeks every day:

  • Chop 6-8 fresh sage leaves
  • Soak during the day (or overnight) in 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Put the soaked sage leaves and lemon juice in one of those wire herbal tea strainers in a cup/mug
  • Pour over hot water and let it steep (sit there) for about 5 minutes
  • Drink either once or twice a day

It does taste pretty good!

Sage is also good for digestion, lifting your mood and improving concentration, and lemon juice is great for your liver and will stimulate better digestion, so the combination of both are a win:win 🙂  Enjoy.

With your health in mind,

Catherine x

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Catherine McCoy

Catherine McCoy is the founder of the iNaturally Clinic in Canberra, an Integrative Naturopath who works with women from all walks of life who are tired, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and stressed – women who really want to get their health back on track.  By working on the goals, motivations and choices of each client (what makes them tick) and combining that with the knowledge of science and the healing power of nature, she helps them to Reboot their Health and Rebuild their Life™!


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