Healthy full bloom tea

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I am a tea lover and I’m based in Asia, but I’ve never seen anything like this.  Not only are these unique handcrafted artisan teas from China high in antioxidants, when steeped in water that has been boiled, the tea leaves will supposedly twist, turn, move and bloom right before our eyes into amazing floral bouquets.  How interesting and therapeutic must that be!   

Fatter better for menopause?

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We sometimes joke that a woman is menopausal when we find her cranky.  But in reality, menopause is no joking matter.  Usually occurring at around *GASP* 40 years of age,  it is, quite literally, the cessation of ovulation. 

According to website Menopause A to Z, common menopause symptoms include hot flushes, sweating at night, vaginal dryness, mood swings, decline in libido, dry skin, lethargy, joint pains, weight gain, headaches and osteoporosis.

Battling premenstrual symptoms

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It happens every month around the same time.  Days when you’re feeling extremely cranky and highly moody, irritable and anxious on top of having that splitting headache, or a bloated tummy with bad cramps.  It’s duh PMS and how we all hate those days. 

Well, if you’ve been haunted by PMS throughout your life, it’s time to seek remedy.  Tine of Beautyholics Anonymous just wrote a very good entry in her blog titled: A Woman’s Guide to Battling PMS.  In it, she discussed several strategies to deal with PMS besides the usual pain relievers, including:

Dang Gui: All purpose women’s herb

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In many multivitamins for women today, Dang Gui (当归) or Angelica Sinensis, features strongly as one of the key ingredients.  Also known as Chinese Angelica Root, Dong Quai, or Tang Kuei, Dang Gui is highly respected in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is also called the female ginseng and is an excellent all purpose women’s herb. 

Commonly used to treat women’s reproductive health issues, Dang Gui is a blood revitalizing tonic which helps to improve blood circulation as well as recommended to help prevent and treat some forms of cardiovascular disease.