If you’re a menstruating person, you might, like me, be constantly scheming to figure out how to make your period shorter and less painful.
If you’re also like me, you’ve spent some hours obsessively Googling “period teas:” teas that contain certain herbs that claim to make your time of the month less painful and annoying. Here's the lowdown on what kinds of teas are out there, and more importantly, which ones don’t taste like burnt sticks.
Some important disclaimers before you add a period tea into your regimen: if you’re on medication for any reason, PLEASE consult your doctor. Also, your mileage may vary with these teas. Everyone’s body is different and special — or at least that's what I heard on Barney as a kid. If your periods are particularly painful or come with added symptoms, you may want to get tested for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or Endometriosis. (Boy, reproductive systems are so much fun!)