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Death By Cramps (I Make Tea)



One of the things I both love and loathe about being a girl is my period. Since my doctors are unsure as to whether I have PCOS as well as diabetes, I’m always kind of glad when I get it, especially since when I was really heavy my period stopped; so getting it again is also a sign of weight loss. 

My problem with my period is my cramps. I can take a lot of pain. I’m used to pain, but my cramps make even me double up. Thus, I like to curl up in bed with my laptop, feel sorry for myself, and make tea. I wasn’t planning on sharing my remedies on here, but because I didn’t do anything other than watch Harry Potter and feel sorry for myself today, I haven’t got anything else to talk about.  So…

Tea For Cramps (As passed down from Great-Great-Grandmother Russell)

1/2 tsp. chamomile

1/4 tsp red raspberry leaf

1/4 tsp. angelica root

Bundle in cheesecloth, place in tea ball,  or staple into a paper towel, and infuse as you would a normal teabag or loose-leaf. Serve hot, and without sweetener, if you can.