The 7 Best Teas to Combat Menopause Symptoms (Soothe the Stress)
Menopause and its symptoms is definitely something we wish we could pause. From hot flashes to mood swings to struggles with sleeping, having the right tea can help to combat unfriendly menopause and perimenopause symptoms. In this guide, we ranked and reviewed the best teas for Menopause.
If you want to get some for yourself, we have a collection of the best teas for menopause right here in tea bags, loose leaf, or iced tea pouches.
What is the Best Tea for Menopause?
1. Yaupon Tea
Yaupon is the only naturally caffeinated plant native to North America. It has unique properties that traditional teas lack. One of these benefits is Polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant that helps decrese oxidative stress which occurs during menopause. Improving immune function and helping fight aging, polyphenols in Yaupon tea can help battle your menopause symptoms. In general, yaupon has about 25 mg of caffeine content, which is less than a normal cup of coffee (about 90 mg).
- Reduce signs of aging as Polyphenols & Flavanoids help prevent oxidative stress which leads to aging.
- Improve your mood thanks to l-theanine that increases GABA release in the brain and has a relaxing and anxiety-relieving effect.
- Keep your skin plump and wrinkle-free with Rutin that helps the body produce collagen and utilize vitamin C, major components of your skin.
- May cause sleeplessness due to caffeine if large amounts of yaupon are consumed all at once.
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2. Valerian Root
This pretty pink root has been used to help treat a variety of ailments. For those suffering from symptoms of menopause, valerian root tea has been shown to ease symptoms such as sleeplessness and hot flashes.
- Helps you sleep with properties that make this root a natural sleep aide.
- Cools you down. Say bye-bye to those pesky flashes during menopause. Valerian root has been shown to help some woman ease the frequency and duration of their hot flashes
- Relax and unwind. This root has long been referred to as “natures Valium”, helping ease anxiety and stress.
- Makes you drowsy and unable to operate machinery or drive.
3. Liquorice Tea
Licorice root has a long history of usage across Asia and Europe, even dating back to the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Made from the root of the licorice plant, it has been used to treat an upset stomach, treat respiratory problems, and decrease inflammation. Contemporarily, licorice has been used because of its flavonoids that effect estrogen levels.
- Balance hormones with the flavanoids found in Licorice. This is great for both premenstraul and menopausal syndromes.
- Ease hot flashes with regular usage.
- May elevate the stress hormone, cortisol production, due to glycyrrhizin accumulation when consumed over long periods of time.
4. Ginger Tea
Ginger tea has been used for thousands of years as a cure for nausea and digestive problems in regions like Asia and India. A study examined pregnant women with symptoms of morning sickness and found that 28 out of the 32 individuals saw an improvement in nausea when given a daily dose of 1 milligram of ginger root. As a rule of thumb, one cup of ginger tea contains about 250 milligrams of ginger so aim to drink two to four cups of this tea to alleviate feelings of nausea. This tea may help relieve that stomach churning stress and anxiety in menopausal women.
- Makes you feel better faster than ginger ale because it contains higher concentrations of the compounds that alleviate digestive issues.
- Made using fresh ginger root which packs a punch when it comes to healing symptoms of an upset stomach.
- Proven to reduce nausea when 1 milligram of ginger root is taken daily (based on a Thai study of pregnant women with symptoms of morning sickness).
- Makes heartburn worse because it relaxes the muscle that prevents stomach bile from entering the esophagus.
5. Green Tea
Green tea is made from the traditional tea plant Camellia sinensis and has not undergone oxidation like black teas. It has a multitude of health benefits including alleviating anxiety and stress. Full of antioxidants this tea can help stave off aging and reduce inflammation.
- Ease inflammation with antioxidants that remove harmful free radicals and protect your healthy cells.
- Increase fat burning while exercising with green tea’s increase in calories burned paired with caffeine’s ability to utilize stored fat for energy.
- Caffeine boost to have steady, gentle energy all day.
- May cause sleeplessness due to caffeine if large amounts are consumed all at once.
6. Ginseng Tea
Ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. There are many varieties of ginseng and depending on when it is harvested, it can be fresh, white, or red ginseng. Through antioxidant compounds, ginseng has anti-inflammatory properties and thus protects your cells and organs while also supporting a stronger immune system.
- Increased energy levels as it improves blood circulation and flow.
- Improve brain function such as focus and memory due to ginsenosides that can protect against free radicals.
- Boost your immune system with antibacterial properties that help ward off bad bacteria.
- if you're on medication for blood pressure, diabetes and blood thinners it can interact with them, so speak with your doctor before using.
7. Peppermint Tea
For those pesky menopause stomach aches try peppermint tea! This herb has been used for a long time to treat and relieve nausea and stomach pain. Peppermint tea has a signature minty flavor due to its easy brewing using mint leaves. This menthol based flavor can help clear out sinuses and make it easier to breathe while also freshening your breath instantly. There is also research that suggests it can also kill germs that cause dental plaque, helping protect your teeth. It is oh-so refreshing and is delicious hot or cold.
- Relieve stomach pain and discomfort by relieving bloating, gas, and indigestion.
- Ease headaches as peppermint relaxes your muscles and mitigates the tension caused by inflammation and vasodilation.
- Easy to complement the flavor with ginger, honey, or fruits to find a delicious cup for anytime.
- Can worsen acid reflux by relaxing the muscles around the stomach sphincter.
The Bottom Line
Owing to their amazing healthy-boosting properties, these are some of the best teas for menopause. They can help soothe symptoms of nausea, night-sweats and sleeplessness.
If you want to get our best tasting tea for menopause, check out our organic, naturally caffeinated CatSpring Yaupon tea here.
Medical Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. If you have serious health-related issues you should reach out to a medical professional. While we have studied the scientific research available, this is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.