Here are three delicious teas that should be in your medicine cabinet for your health as well as kitchen cupboard for enjoyment!
While the warmth relaxes you, chamomile tea can help ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Tests show that chamomile tea has been shown to reduce stress, ease insomnia, and induce peace of mind.
Settles tummy aches
Traditionally, chamomile has long been used to treat certain gastrointestinal problems such as upset stomach, because of the anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative (gas relieving) components in the tea.
Some patients also reported relief from indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome. Chamomile can also help relax the muscles of peristalsis, those which are responsible for moving food through the gut.
Fights bad breath
The strong, menthol flavor and antibacterial quality of peppermint tea leaves can help to improve your breath. The antibacterial elements kill germs that can lead to halitosis, while the fragrant terpene- thymol- leave your breath smelling fresh and clean.
Mentha peperita (peppermint) can be used as a natural antioxidant, which can help control free radicals in your body. And the same thymol that makes your toothpaste smell so refreshing also has antimicrobial properties and may help inhibit pathogen and bacterial growth.
Along with other "warming" organics such as ginger, turmeric, and black pepper, cinnamon tea has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain in many cases, making it a soothing and relaxing remedy for many conditions including irritated throats, itchiness, and achy joints and muscles.
Supports brain function
And as one of those warming organics- and particularly in older patients- cinnamon can help improve cognitive speed, boost concentration and focus, according to the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
So, enjoy these tasty teas for their refreshing flavors while your body uses the organic components in them to help maintain and repair itself.