Herbs & Adaptogens for each menstrual phase

adaptogens

The menstrual cycle is divided into two phases: the follicular phase and the luteal phase. Within these phases, there are two additional phases: menstruation and ovulation. The follicular phase starts on the first day of your cycle (the first day of menstruation) and lasts until ovulation, usually around day 10-14. The luteal phase begins after this, and lasts for days 14-28 (approximately), leading up to your next period. These phases are prompted by hormonal changes that occur naturally within the body, and so the health of our menstrual cycles can tell us a lot about the health of our hormones.

If our cycles are irregular and our hormones imbalanced, they can be supported and rebalanced by using herbs and adaptogens throughout the course of each month. Alternating with different herbs and adaptogens that are complementary to the specific phases of our cycles is the most effective way to achieve harmony.

Take a look through the whole guide over at Glow Gathering