February 10, 2012

For the gals (who are still dealing with cramps...)

Menstrual Cramp Tea

Make this when you are feeling crampy, it will magically make you feel better. Daikon helps to relax the liver, and in Chinese medicine, the liver is the organ that governs female reproduction. So when the liver relaxes, our female discomforts, quiet down. This drink will also help reduce swelling of the ankles.

Serves 1

½ cup Daikon (grated into a pulp) (Oriental/Japanese Radish)
½ c Spring Water
1-2 drops Shoyu (a Soy Sauce)

Combine the ingredients in a glass, mix well, and drink.
It is important to eat lighter, fresher dishes right before your period. Skip bread and go easy on the salt. Eat more veggies, especially lightly cooked green ones. It is not unusual to crave sugar or chocolate before menstruating, so let yourself have some good quality sweets. You might even want an organic beer or sake to help you relax. If you don’t drink alcohol, try a glass of warm apple juice or even warm carrot juice. Sounds weird but tastes great. ~ Alicia Silverstone. The Kind Diet/The Kind Life

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