So you're approaching the end of your cycle. You're swollen, you're tired, you're hangry, and you're preparing to do some hardcore cleaning. Say what??
Yep, during that time of the month your body is ridding itself of dead cells and excess hormonal junk, and your liver and kidneys are doing overtime. Your kidneys in particular are the ones that regulate water in your body, so the best thing you can do to ease the process is give these two organs some much-deserved attention.
Dandelion happens to be one of the best herbs for liver and kidney support, and detoxification in general. It's bitter in flavor, as most liver-supporting foods are. It's also super nutritious and happens to contain a lot of minerals that we women tend to be deficient in, like calcium and iron.
Be forewarned, this plant is one of the most potent natural diuretics on the planet--It will have you peeing for hours, so don't consume it right before bed. Also, try to limit your sodium intake--Salt will make you puff up more than anything else.
Simple Dandelion Tea
1 bunch of dandelion greens, washed and roughly chopped
1 liter of filtered water
- Simmer the dandelion and water in a large pot for 20 minutes.
- Strain and drink.
- Prepare to pee your ass off.
You're very welcome! ;-)