Hormone Balancing Tea Blend

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 to 1 ounce vitex (a.k.a. chasteberry; available in natural foods stores and online)
    • 1/2 ounce skullcap (available in natural foods stores and online)
    • 1/2 ounce fresh dandelion root (or about a teaspoon of dry; available in natural foods stores and online)
    • 1/2 ounce fresh dandelion leaf (or about a teaspoon of dry; available in natural foods stores and online)
    • 1/2 ounce fennel seed
    • 6 cups boiling water

    Directions
    Mix herbs. Steep mixture in boiling water, making sure to cover herbs completely.

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    Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.