For all of you spring chickens out there! Don’t think herbal tea sippin’ is just for the hip nanna’s. Herbal Teas can be enjoyed by EVERYONE – young and old. Herbal Teas are a fantastic supplement if you are trying to cut the caffeine from your diet but they also have potential benefits for the mind, body & soul. Here are 3 of my favourite simple, yet effective blends for you to try at home. These Herbals Teas can be purchased almost anywhere so grab a cup, brew a pot, relax and unwind your body and your mind.
Peppermint is one of my favourite teas. It’s light and refreshing but also stimulating for the senses. It is perfect for when I need a little pick me up in the afternoon.
Peppermint can be used to help relieve headaches, sinus, upset tummy’s and menstrual cramps and is often used in aromatherapy treatments for these very reasons.
The menthol in peppermint has an anti-spasmodic effect on our muscles and helps to relax tension and spasms. This is what makes it so great for stomach cramps, nausea and irritable bowel syndrome.
It also is believed to have decongestant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, helping to fight bacteria and keep our skin clean and clear. So have another cup ladies!
The Ginger Ninja boasts a bounty of benefits and is used therapeutically to help relieve a variety of symptoms.
Ginger is an amazing natural anti-nausea treatment. If you suffer from travel sickness, try sipping a brew before departing or at the first sign of nauseous symptoms. It is also great for relieving morning sickness for those expecting new mammas. I like to sip on a cup if i am a bundle of nerves before a big event!
Ginger is also great for improving digestion, reducing inflammation and may even help strengthen your immunity thanks to its high level of antioxidants. Try sipping on a cup of ginger tea, fresh lemon juice and a garlic clove when you are next suffering from the sniffles. It’s soothing, immune boosting and a good antiviral.
This beautiful brew is best enjoyed at night to relax your mind and body before hitting the pillow for a restful and peaceful nights sleep. It also has a great natural, calming and soothing effects for those who suffer from stress, tension and anxiety, so if the work load on your desk is ever growing and you feel like you are under the pump try making a cup of chamomile for morning tea.
Chamomile is also used by some to help relieve menstrual cramps and relieve inflammation in the belly thanks to its anti-spasmodic nature.
Chamomile is also soothing and gentle enough to help treat ongoing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and skin rashes thanks to its anti-inflammatory benefits.
So this afternoon instead of reaching for another cup of coffee try a herbal tea instead. Your body and your mind will thank you for it.
Do you have a favourite brew? We would want to know what your best blend is and how it helps your body and your mind!