As I've come to yoga, I've fallen even more in love with tea and all its health benefits. It's a natural cure for a host of ailments. So I decided to take an in depth look at the medicinal qualities of many of the teas I love. You can find a tea to treat whatever ails you.
1. Chamomile Tea
If you drink chamomile tea then you know its calming effects. That's why it's great for reducing anxiety and sleep disorders. Drink it before bed and it truly helps you get a good night's sleep. It also helps with annoying muscular twitches. Drink chamomile to reduce menstrual cramps naturally or if you have an upset stomach. It's also great for healing wounds faster.
2. Ginger Tea
Ginger is known to be great for settling your stomach. It's also a great natural cure for nausea caused by morning sickness and car sickness. It also freshens bad breath and helps with a sore throat.
3. Peppermint Tea
This caffeine free tea rejuvenates your body without the jolt. It’s known as a natural healer that can soothe a sour stomach and relieve heartburn. If you’re starting to get a cold, it can even help loosen phlegm.
4. Dandelion and Chicory Root Tea
Dandelion and chicory roots are a match made in health heaven. Dandelion roots are blood purifiers that help both the liver and kidneys remove impurities. Chicory is good for digestion and cleansing the urinary tract and liver. The tea looks like coffee and has a rich taste without the caffeine.
Teeccino is an amazing invention because it tastes like coffee but it’s made of herbs, grains, fruits, and nuts, all roasted together in a similar preparation to coffee, according to Dr. Oz. And it’s caffeine-free, so for those in love with the taste of coffee that are sensitive to caffeine, it’s a good choice.
6. Licorice Tea
Licorice Tea has the warming bold taste of coffee but without the caffeine. Licorice has been used in food for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. It’s used to treat canker sores, ulcers, eczema, upper respiratory infections, and for weight loss. It’s also known to support adrenal health.
7. Fennel Tea
Flavoring herbal tea with fennel can help boost digestion and act as a diuretic, aiding in the removal of excess water and some waste. The fragrance of the tea may be calming to some people, and the volatile oils may possess antiseptic properties, assisting in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections.
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