The benefits of herbal teas

Us English folk love nothing more than a delicious cup of tea. There’s nothing more refreshingly warm and charming than our first cuppa in the morning. Herbal tea is incredibly beneficial for us in many different ways. Not only is it tasty but it’s full of nutrients that can help our body along it’s daily routine. Herbal tea is an art in itself – The taste, aroma and colour all speak of it’s quality and leave us with an extra kick and a little more fuel to boost us along our way. Herbal tea has more benefits than we may realise! Here’s a few of our favourites.

Chamomile

  • Good for stress
  • One dose a day can help lower anxiety levels
  • Helps relieve throat infections
  • Soothes nausea
  • Helps indigestion

Peppermint

  • Good for an upset tummy
  • It’s lovely and fresh
  • Aids digestion
  • relaxes stomach muscles in order to help relieve bloating
  • Acts as a mild expectorant for colds
  • Reduces congestion due to cold and flu
  • Relieves nausea
  • Reduces stomach cramping from diarrhoea
  •   Induces sweating to help cool down our body and reduce a fever

Cinnamon

  • Antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal – brilliant!
  • Reduces nausea
  • Helps reduce cold symptoms
  • soothes stomach discomfort
  • Carried immune boosting antioxidants
  • Increases bloody circulation
  • soothes a sore throat

Lemongrass

 

  • Loaded with healing powers
  • Helps aid digestion
  • Calms our nervous system
  • Calms anxiety levels
  • Helps lower high blood pressure
  • Enhances circulation
  • Reduces fluid tension

 

Slow metabolism -> Green tea

Sleepless nights -> camomile

Cold -> Elderflower

Stressed -> Lemon balm

Nausea -> Ginger tea

Bloated -> Peppermint

 

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