Day 1 Tea – Yarrow, Peony and Raspberry Tea for, well, Day 1

May 21st, 2013 § 3 comments

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Day 1 Tea: a lower jiao warming, blood and Ki Qi nourishing and ever-so-slightly Blood moving herbal tea. I made it originally to ease menstrual cramps, starting with Yarrow as my chief herb. I have had this blend around for a while, but am sharing it with a customer for the first time and really, like really, enjoying making a new batch. I am using a mix of purchased rosebuds and rose petals I have harvested from Portland.

Milky oats have been added to support the Kidneys (capital ‘K’ means a Chinese medicine concept and function), because I originally made this for someone with dysmennorhea with underlying Kidney Qi Xu (Deficiency), and I find Milky Oats to support the adrenals quite nicely. Grains are also mineral-rich, which can help reduce crampy pain and spasms. Sometimes during day 1 or longer, digestion can be messed up. Loose stools, upset stomach, crampy intestines along with the uterus. It is not fun. Milky Oats can help soothe the digestive tract, too.

Let’s see…what other glorious herbs are in here?

Rose Hips, Raspberry leaf, Cinnamon and Ginger, Hawthorne berries, Peony, and the blood-regulating Yarrow. It’s sweet, floral, tart, a little spicy and warm. Yum!

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§ 3 Responses to Day 1 Tea – Yarrow, Peony and Raspberry Tea for, well, Day 1"

  • Clara Bitcon says:

    I’m loving all these new posts Celia! It’s so refreshing to have a herbal tea explanation breakdown through TCM….it all sounds so poetic. Looking forward to reading more.
    C x

  • celia says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Clara, and your kind words. I have to admit that I am excited to writing more, too!

  • These look so amazing and goodie good but seems a little bit complicated in making. What exactly are the benefits of usage?

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