Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause and for good reason. Your hormone levels drop as you enter menopause and are prone to fluctuations.
Some research suggests that tea could also help alleviate hot flashes. Before we get into the specific types of teas to drink, let’s talk about why that is.
Hot flashes come from low estrogen levels, which is why they’re most commonly related to perimenopause (the transition into menopause).
That being said, there may be other causes for your hot flashes (and yes, it does mean there are different kinds of hot flashes).
Svetlana, a blogger at Plant Paradox, cited a study done on Chinese women who drank green tea regularly.
After 12 weeks of consuming 3 cups a day, the researchers noticed an average 64% reduction in hot flushes in comparison to those who didn’t drink green tea.
Svetlana goes on to say that while this isn’t peer-reviewed evidence yet, she thinks more studies need to be done before we can confirm or deny whether or not drinking green tea will lessen your hot flashes.
How to Drink Teas for Hot Flashes
If you’re looking to ease your hot flashes, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First, remember that taking synthetic hormones like Provera and birth control will not stop the natural decline in estrogen.
That being said, studies suggest that certain herbs, teas, and supplements may be beneficial for reducing your hot flashes.
You’ll want to pick your hot flashes based on the time of day.
If you’re prone to hot flashes in the evening, drinking something a little bit stronger (like a chai or black tea) could help.
Alternatively, if you usually experience hot flashes in the morning, a gentler tea may be best. Here are some of the best teas for hot flashes.
Related article: What Teas Are Good For Menopause?
Matcha is a type of green tea that is highly processed. It is used as an ingredient in Japanese and Chinese drinks, and as a snack, and is gaining popularity in Western cultures as a dietary supplement.
Matcha is rich in catechins, the same antioxidants found in green tea, which can help reduce oxidative stress, lower blood pressure, and help fight inflammation.
Matcha is also rich in chlorophyll, which has antioxidant properties and can help alkalize the body by drawing out toxins and toxins in the blood.
It is also a great source of protein and minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, and magnesium.
These properties can help reduce stress and improve cardiovascular health and have been shown to have the potential for improving mental health, managing diabetes, and preventing cancer.
Ginger has a long history of medicinal use. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and an antispasmodic, meaning that it’s great for relieving nausea and intestinal cramping.
It can also help relieve mild pain and reduce the symptoms of motion sickness.
Ginger is a great aid for those who suffer from both hot and cold symptomatic, as it can help reduce the symptoms of both.
It’s also a great anti-inflammatory, so it can help reduce pain and inflammation caused by hot flashes, PMS, and menopause-related symptoms like mood swings and anxiety.
Ginger can also help lower blood pressure as well.
Related article: Red Clover Tea Benefits.
Hibiscus Flower Tea
Hibiscus flower tea has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of conditions.
It has been shown to help with the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and mood swings.
Hibiscus tea can be used to increase your estrogen levels and help relieve hot flashes.
It can also help reduce bloating and cramps caused by hormonal fluctuations.
Hibiscus flower tea is a great alternative for women who don’t like drinking tea due to its natural laxative properties.
It’s also a great natural alternative to hormonal medications.
Rosemary Tea and Yerba Maté
Rosemary is a well-known herb that has been used for centuries for a wide range of conditions, including mood disorders and depression.
It can also help relieve hot flashes and other menopause-related symptoms.
Yerba mate is a naturally caffeinated herbal tea that is rich in antioxidants.
It has been used as an energy source in South America for centuries and can help you feel less fatigued during hot flashes and PMS.
Like rosemary, yerba mate is rich in antioxidants that can help fight free radicals in the body and reduce the risk of cancer.
It can also help calm your nerves and relieve mental fatigue.
Related article: Yerba Mate Plant- How To Grow it, Make it and Drink it.
As we saw above, certain types of tea may alleviate hot flashes caused by decreasing estrogen levels in your body.
But how do you know what kind of tea to drink? Luckily, there are countless varieties of tea out there, so it’s likely there’s one for you.
As for when to drink your tea, that’s pretty simple too. To combat hot flashes, you’ll want to drink your teas when they’re a bit stronger.
If you have a rough day and are prone to hot flashes, drink a stronger cup of tea to calm you down.
Whether you’re looking for a natural way to ease your hot flashes, or you just want to drink a cup of tea for the sake of it, there are plenty of options available.
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