Phase one of your menstrual cycle (aka Menstruation) is all about helping the body clear space for the new cycle to begin. The horomones progesterone and estrogen have declined, causing the uterine (endometrial) lining to shed from the body . Its important that the uterine lining sheds completely and any excess horomones that have been built up are cycled out. You may find yourself with low energy supply during this phase. Honor this with gentle movement and nutrient replenishing foods.
Here’s a quick herbal infusion recipe that supports the liver in detoxing old hormones, quells excess body heat and promotes healthy circulation.
Reishi for anti-anxiety
Reishi’s triterpenes, particularly ganoderic acids, may act as a vasodialator, helping improve blood circulation. These bioactive compounds have also been studied for their potentially sleep-enhancing and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects .
Dandelion root for detoxification
The liver is a key player in the body's detoxification process. Dandelion root may support this process by inducing bile secretion in the liver to flush out excess hormones and toxins . The root is also naturally cold so its often used to treat excess body heat manifesting as skin irritation.
Burdock root for anti-inflammation
Burdock root also supports the body in its natural detoxification process. The super-root can also help ease skin inflammation and clear excess water from the body .
Passionflower for relaxation
Passionflower has a cool nature fit for quelling excess body heat or hormonal night sweats. This delicate herb works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which lowers the activity of some brain cells, making you feel more relaxed 
3 tbs of burdock root
3 tbs of dandelion root
3 tbs of passionflower
2-4 ml of Reishi dual extract tincture
Dole out 3 tbs of burdock root, 3 tbs of dandelion root and 3 tbs of passionflower into a 32oz glass jar. Heat 4 cups of purified water to 212℉ and add to the jar. Let it sit for 4-8 hours for a deep and full infusion. Serve with a lemon slice and 4ml (2 droppers full) of your Reishi tincture!
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