I’ve recently been looking into alternative treatments for my endometriosis. When I found a recipe for something called Endometriosis Tea, I was curious. Here was a simple recipe for a tea that I could drink twice daily. How hard could it be?
Here are the website and recipe:
1 teaspoon each vitex berries, echinacea root, wild yam rhizome and cramp bark
½ teaspoon each horsetail stalks, red raspberry and motherwort
1 quart water
Combine herbs and water in an uncovered pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain out herbs. Drink at least 2 cups daily. This formula can also be taken as a tincture or in capsules.
The endo-resolved website said that the tea will only begin to take effect after a few months. As this is a long-term solution to a chronic problem, I’ll have to make the concoction a few times before deciding that it’s worth the candle.
The plusses so far are that the herbs are positively cheap in comparison to surgery. Lucky for me there’s a place on the high street where I was able to find all the ingredients so restocking will be a breeze. Fingers crossed I see results!
In the meantime it’s been over 10 weeks since my last period. I have had a number of “periody” moments in the past couple of weeks but nothing so painful that I needed to be sent home from work. It’s as if my body decides that I need to start and then, just as I’m beginning to notice feeling uncomfortable, it goes again. I will be pressing on with the birth control pills through this week at work (my line manager is on holiday – leaving me to hold the reins) before contemplating giving myself a period. If past experience is anything to go by, I could do with remaining sharp this week!