Rosy Red Clover TCT for fertility; and the estrogen question.

by TeaLady on June 13, 2012

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1. Is Raspberry Leaf Tea on it’s own good for fertility?

Raspberry leaf is “good” for fertility only in that it is nourishing deeply, and specifically indicated for the health of reproductive organs. For example, often fertility is compromised by the presence of fibroids…which are common and natural in women over 35 (but can occur at all ages). When the organs are healthy and functioning well, the menstrual flow will work out these fibroids naturally and they will not be a problem. Sometimes if they grow too big, they require medical intervention.

The vitamins and minerals in raspberry leaves are particularly good to stock up on and to have if you are thinking about becoming pregnant.

2. What are the benefits of Rosebud?

Rosebud is in TCT’s Rosy Red Clover for the beauty and the flavor of it. The aromatherapy of rose essence is for feelings of emotional well being and “love”. I believe that this feeling derived from the scent and flavour of rose contributes to the lovely feeling of being amorous thus enhancing a fertility tea.

3. What are the benefits of Red Clover?

Red clover is the main fertility ingredient in this tea because it is phyto-estrogenic. When you have high estrogen levels you are more fertile. It’s important to note that some overabundance of certain types of estrogen can feed fibroids but when red clover is used in a tea, as an infusion with the whole flowers, the amount of estrogen is balanced with other plant components which alleviates this concern. Tests that result in negative feedback about red clover and estrogen are relating to the isolated compound, concentrated in unusual amounts which we couldn’t even ingest by drinking tea until we were floating away. Also, the debate is still hot in the scientific communities about whether phyto-estrogens effectively cause estrogen uptake inhibitors to send the signal to the body to stop making estrogen or alternatively cause an overabundance. What is often not understood is the complexity of how whole herbs interact gently and beneficially with a body in many cases balancing hormones in whichever direction needed for optimal functioning of that person. It’s a “whole”istic thing. But what we do know, is that there is some reason why herbalists and midwives have used red clover in their women’s health tool kit for generations.

4. So for full fertility benefits, Red Raspberry needs to be mixed with Rosebud and Red Clover?

No, that would not be correct. yet, the raspberry leaves are highly recommended for good prenatal health. The red clover in this TCT blend acts as the fertility boost and the rose is the icing on the cake. I spend years on researching each TCT blend including years of personal use and feedback from others. I believe that this is a special combo here. Any of these ingredients are effective and beneficial taken as “a single” but they interact well and taste wonderful in combination.

5. Do you know anything about Chasteberry Tea?

Chasteberry is sometimes called VITEX. I used that for “recalibrating” my hormones after having my first pregnancy and birth. I believe that it is recommended for some menopausal symptoms as it is indicated for balancing hormones not to mention libido. This ability to balance opposing conditions is one of the special things about many herbs. If you need more sex drive vitex (chasteberry) is supposed to help boost it. If you need to calm your sex drive, it also should help. I vaguely remember something about fertility with the chasteberries but this ingredient is a little too powerful for me to be comfortable recommending without a complete consultation and diagnoses. I believe it does have some toxicity and comes with some cautionary warnings so I would recommend great care and a lot of research before using it frugally. For Take Charge Tea I stick to using herbs that are classed as “nutritional” so they are like “food as medicine” and come with almost no warnings and little concern about toxicity.

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