If you’re experiencing bouts of hot flashes because of menopause, this calming red clover latte can help soothe and cool your symptoms.
What is Red Clover and How it Helps to Soothe Hot Flashes
Red clover (also known as Trifolium Pratense) can be a natural way to soothe the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. The flowering plant can be an estrogenic adaptogen, which means it can either increase or decrease your estrogen levels – depending on what your body needs. This is because red clover contains phytoestrogens – naturally occurring estrogens – that can help women in peri- or menopause with dropping estrogen levels and who experience hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia.
This powerful plant has also been shown to be anti-estrogenic by inhibiting binding of estradiol (stronger estrogen), making it beneficial for women suffering from estrogen dominance.
While red clover is commonly consumed as an oral supplement, one of the most natural ways of doing so is to drink red clover tea
To get the full benefits of red clover, it is best to infuse the dried red clover for at least 12 hours. What I suggest is to immerse the dried red clover in boiling water in a large stock pot and let the infusion take place overnight. In the morning, strain the infusion and use it as tea or in this case, add some non-dairy milk to make a delicious latte. If you don’t have 12 hours and want to drink some tea soon, let the red clover infuse for at least 15 minutes before using.
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- ¾ cups dried red clover
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- ½ cup coconut or almond milk
- Pour boiling water over dried red clover. Allow to infuse for 12 hours or overnight. Strain the infusion once it’s ready. Add raw honey to taste.
- Heat up coconut or almond milk in a pot until warm and then blend in a blender to make the milk frothy.
- Divide red clover tea between two mugs. Top off each mug with frothed milk and serve.
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