Health By The Cuppa

Tea

Herbal teas make for wonderful, low calorie and relaxing drinks. Apart from having a beneficial effect on health, herbal teas are fragrant and appealing. Let’s take the mystery out of the herbal teas and discover together which teas are good for which symptoms.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is a popular herb that is used worldwide. Chamomile soothes the stomach and relieves bloating and indigestion. Chamomile also calms the mind and helps people relax and deal better with stress. People who find it hard to go to sleep should drink a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile is known to fight insomnia by relaxing the body and the mind, enabling the person to fall asleep naturally.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is an energising, stimulating and spicy cuppa. Drinking ginger tea can soothe the digestive system and has been known to alleviate nausea. People who suffer from arthritis have found ginger tea helpful since it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint is a fragrant herb that makes a soothing cup of tea. Peppermint helps digest foods better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. A cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting, especially if you suffer motion sickness.

Lavender Tea
Lavender tea is made out of the dried purple flowers that grow on lavender shrubs. Used as a scented herb for many centuries, lavender’s medicinal uses have been appreciated and documented for centuries. A cup of lavender tea can soothe your mind and body, inducing sleep.

Lemon Balm Tea
Lemon balm tea is fragrant to drink and is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores and it also helps strengthen memory and brain functions and may be beneficial in relieving mild depression.

Green Tea
Green tea comes with such a host of health benefits, that it’s called the ‘wonder herb’ by tea drinkers and medical practitioners alike. Green tea contains potent antioxidants called polyphenols, which help suppress free radicals. Green tea may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby promotes heart health.

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