Herbs for Menopause Symptoms: Cooling Tea to Prevent Hot Flashes

Recipe: A cooling tea that will help prefent hot flashes

| January/February 2003

  • 1 quart water
  • 2 teaspoons schisandra berries (Schisandra chinensis)
  • 1 teaspoon hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
  • 1/2 teaspoon linden (Tilia ¥europaea)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage (Salvia officinalis

1. Bring the water to a boil.

2. Remove from heat and add the herbs, steeping for 15 minutes.

3. Strain and sip throughout the day.

Beth Baugh has been the managing editor for ten books on botanical medicine and has been involved in the herb industry for almost thirty years. Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is the author of Herbal Remedies for Dummies (IDG, 1998) and many other books. Together, Christopher and Beth have recently completed an herbal correspondence course called Foundations of Herbalism; visit www.christopherhobbs.com. 

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