If you’re a tea lover then you are lucky to enjoy its great taste and many benefits. It seems like our grandmas were totally right when they mentioned tea each time we complained about some health issue; whether it was stomach pain, anxiety, or cold.
We’ve gathered for you the best teas that you might need after a long hectic day to help you relax and re-energize. Enjoy!
1 || Chamomile & Lemon Balm Tea
These two are a mix in heaven! Chamomile is known for its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains an apigenin antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain to help improve your sleep, calm your nerves, and boost your mood. The anti-inflammatory properties in chamomile aids with digestion. Lemon balm, on the other hand, is known as the “happy herb” as it soothes your nervous system. Rosmarinic acid which is found in lemon balm increases the availability of neurotransmitters in the brain known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Low levels of GABA in the brain is believed to be associated with anxiety and other mood disorders. Mix these two to have a magical cup of tea before bed.
2 || Green Tea and Lemongrass
If you are looking for a natural energy booster, look no further. Green tea improves blood flow which improves heart/ brain health. Also, it helps burn fat, lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, and blocks the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Theanine in green tea helps you to slow down and relax, which makes it a great option before bed. Lemongrass is another magical herb that has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Add it to your regular green tea to double up the benefits.
3 || Ginger & Peppermint
Not just for upset stomachs, this is a really refreshing tea with a spicy-fresh flavor that you can drink anytime. It is a great option when you have a cold; and of course, it’s good for indigestion, nausea, and other stomach ailments. The ginger helps circulation.
4 || Fennel Tea
Fennel tea has been used throughout history for its great benefits. Fennel seed is an effective aid to digestion. It can help soothe the muscles of the gastrointestinal system relax and reduce gas, bloating, and stomach cramps. Also, it is used to treat stomach muscle spasms caused by irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions affecting the gastrointestinal system. Not only that, but a cup of fennel tea is also great for relieving flatulence, encouraging urination, boosting metabolism, treating hypertension, improving eyesight, preventing glaucoma, regulating appetite, clearing mucus from the airways, stimulating milk production in nursing women, speeding digestion, reducing stress, hydrating and detoxifying the body and regulating blood sugar.
5 || Rosemary Tea
Do your health a favor and add rosemary tea to your daily routine. This well-known herb contains polyphenolic compounds like rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid that helps protect your body from oxidative damage and inflammation, which can lead to chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. It also has antimicrobial properties that may help fight infections. Not only that, but rosemary helps lower high blood sugar levels by exerting insulin-like effects and boosting the absorption of glucose into muscle cells. A cup of rosemary tea can also stimulate hair growth, weight loss, boost mood, and improve sleep, brain health, and memory.