Sip your way to a better mood

/Sip your way to a better mood

Sip your way to a better mood

teaThere’s already lots to love about chamomile tea: It’s proven to ease the pain of menstrual cramps in your Week 1 and help you get better sleep and reduce anxiety in your premenstrual Week 4.

But, that’s not all it can do. A 2012 study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reveals one more benefit to sipping this sweet-tasting brew: It contains compounds that boost your mood, helping you climb out of a premenstrual funk and feel cheerier.

For best results, steep one teabag or one teaspoon of dried chamomile for 10 minutes in water that has boiled, but been allowed to sit for one minute. Drink up to three cups daily.

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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