Oh, how I love a good bedside tea break. It warms your body, fills your taste buds, and sends you directly into mood: calm. That’s the best part of drinking tea. Or is it? Many, if not all, tea herbs actually have active benefits for the body and can fight off ailments too.
Check out what these 10 herbal teas can do for you and common Fall illnesses here:
Echinacea Tea: Echinacea is commonly used to prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold as it breaks down mucus. Take a sip of this and just let it all flow out.
Passionflower Tea: Traditionally used to promote calmness, relieve anxiety and improve sleep, Passionflower can also help to relieve the mental symptoms of opioid withdrawal, such as irritability and agitation, when taken in addition to clonidine which is the medication usually used for opioid detoxification treatments
Chamomile Tea: Known for its calming properties, Chamomile can help
relieve premenstrual symptoms, high blood lipid, blood sugar, and insulin levels. This tea is good to drink right before bedtime.
Peppermint Tea: Although this is known to give you a fresh, clean taste, Peppermint is also traditionally used to relieve the discomfort of the digestive tract. Studies have found that peppermint oil can help relieve nausea, cramping, spasms, and stomach pain.
Ginger Tea: Ginger is a great remedy for nausea, period pain relief, and it also offers benefits for people with diabetes as it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that can be an alternative to blood-thinning medications.
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