Monday, August 3, 2009

Leaves & Twigs

Drifting ever more towards the crunchy side of things, I decided to buy one of the herbal tea formulas sold by my alternative fertility therapy place. Since I'm trying to get my cycle to come, I chose the appropriately named formula, Cleanse.

Suggested use: Use before or between cycles, or after a failed cycle.

What it's got:

Chamomile: Calms nervousness. Good digestive aid. Anti-inflammatory.

Milk Thistle Seeds: Liver and gall bladder support. Aids in the elimination of toxins.

Dandelion Root: Gentle diuretic. Liver, gall bladder and blood purifier.

Peppermint: Aids digestion. Anti-spasmodic. Expectorant and decongestant.

Organic Red Clover: Blood and liver purifier. Improves circulation.

Chrysanthemum: Clears and calms liver.

Lemon peel: flavoring.

I've had this tea before after acupuncture sessions, and I like it. To me, the chamomile flavor is pretty strong, but the peppermint gives it a nice bite.

I figure I'm theeees close to growing dreads, donning a hemp-fiber dress, Birkenstocks and naming myself "Moonglow."


Jill said...

Moonglow, huh? I like it!

I hope this tea works out for ya!

noswimmers said...

Moonglow does have a nice ring to it...


Bean said...

Now you've done it -- from now on you are "Moonglow". ;) But don't knock the birkenstocks -- I lived in mine for years.

Anonymous said...

Hey, birkenstocks rock! Nothing wrong with that.

Megan said...

I'm right there with you...doing things I thought I'd never do!!!

Melissa G said...


I'm about 30 miles south of Berkeley, CA. Moonglow sounds incredibly accurate for your new lifestyle. Hope it works out for you!

Lorza said... when you have to bare your bum to get your shots. :) Good luck!!

~Jess said...

moonglow lol

I love my birkenstocks! It sounds like a great tea...hopefully it works some wonders :-)

'Murgdan' said...

Dear Moonglow,

May your twigs do the trick....and I'm glad you're purifying your gallbladder all in one shot!

But really...I hope it does the trick.

tireegal68 said...

How about Twiglet Moonglow?good luck and I am drinking it vicariousy through you - dEsperatly seeking AF too!

Parenthood For Me said...

Throw in some incense and a hemp tattoo!