7 Flavorful Teas that Serve as Natural Remedies
We all have stressors in life and chronic stress can lead to many health problems that include headaches, digestive problems, insomnia and a weakened immune system leading to even more serious problems. For those who have dealt with chronic stress and anxiety, you know that there is no ‘magic solution’ but herbs and teas might be helpful to have along when experiencing those issues. For years, herbs, flowers and fruits have been used to treat stress and anxiety, so, we’ve gathered a few of our favorites- let’s take a look.
Green tea is a classic and well-known tea that is known for its weight-loss benefits and is full of antioxidants. Research shows that this tea can help to protect your heart by decreasing inflammation and improving your blood circulation. The anti-inflammatory properties of the tea can help in lowering blood pressure as well as high blood sugar and even helps in strengthening the immune system.
Hibiscus tea has a tart flavor but is full of antioxidants and vitamin C to prevent disease and boost heart health. One study found that hibiscus tea significantly decreases systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The tea is also high in iron, a mineral that keeps your system in balance and helps the body to maintain red blood cells. Together with the vitamin C, it helps to increase the absorption of the iron, making them an essential duo within a pretty tasty tea.
Chamomile tea is a well-known bed-time tea that’s known for its calming effects. Not only does it promote healthy sleep, it also helps with relaxation and one study showed that chamomile tea increased the time spent in deep sleep cycles. Another study found that those who drank the tea woke up less throughout the night and even improved their alertness the next day.
Lavender tea’s known health benefit is its ability to induce calm. The relaxing effects can help to improve sleep as it increases the length of deep sleep, which is considered to be restorative and essential. The fragrant tea can help those who suffer from respiratory problems by assisting in opening up airways. Lavender tea boosts anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the inflammations that can lead up to serious problems. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender also help to soothe inflamed muscles in the throat and chest, making it easier to breathe if you have respiratory problems.
Ginger tea is a spicy yet flavorful one that is excellent in terms of digestive health. The actual ginger root is used often as a remedy for nausea and it helps to decrease inflammation in the stomach, intestines and stimulates the immune system. Research has found that ginger tea can protect against heart disease and even inhaling the steam from ginger tea could also relieve nasal congestion or other symptoms from the common cold.
Peppermint Tea is another option that is great for the digestive system. This tea, much like ginger tea, has been used as a digestive aid for years because the menthol in peppermint helps to settle an upset stomach. Peppermint oil, itself, can help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms, stomach pain and can even act as a muscle relaxer/pain reliever. The menthol increases blood flow and provides a cooling sensation to ease away certain types of headaches.
Rose Tea is aromatic and delicious but it also contains plenty of vitamins that make it excellent for your skin, which helps to hydrate and tighten the skin. Drinking rose tea promotes essential collagen production, which is the protein that is responsible for healthier skin and hair. The tea also contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities known to improve acne, not to mention its high potency of vitamin C.
Tea has been around for a while and rightfully so; it's tasty but also a natural remedy that just makes you feel good. There are so many different kinds and each one is uniquely aromatic and beneficial, which can be a perfect beginning to a bright day or a peaceful end in a relaxing way.