From the Ancient Greeks to the Amazonians, tea has been used throughout many cultures for thousands of years to cure disease and support healthy body function.
Commonly used today to relax, fight bacteria and sleep well, tea has become more popular than coffee and specialty tea stores have popped up all over the globe providing a plethora of teas to cater for any taste bud.
Even if you’re not a tea lover, the creative varieties are endless; from energetic berry infused teas to relaxing floral blends, you’re guaranteed to find a tea you will love.
Here are 5 teas to keep in your kitchen:
1. Chamomile Tea
This calming tea is rich in vitamins B1, B3, and C, and is widely used to naturally aid insomnia and reduce stress. The antibacterial properties in chamomile tea also make it great for soothing a sore throat.
2. Green Tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins that are more powerful than vitamins C and E in preventing oxidative damage to cells. Green tea aids in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as preventing tooth decay. Commonly used as an ingredient in weight loss supplements, this energizing tea contains a high content of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which stimulates the body’s metabolism.
3. Greek Mountain Tea
Rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, Greek mountain tea protects cells against the harmful effects of free radicals and kills bacteria. Known to reduce ulcers, this tea also aids to heal colds, fevers, respiratory and digestion problems, as well as help ease anxiety.
4. Ginger Tea
A perfect source of magnesium and vitamin C, ginger tea eases nausea, vomiting and stomach aches. When made with honey and lemon juice, ginger tea will powerfully fight against the common cold and is also known to energize and stimulate the digestive system.
5. Raspberry Leaf Tea
Made from the green leaves of the raspberry plant this mildly sweet tea contains vitamins A, C, E and magnesium. Raspberry leaf tea is commonly used to relieve menstrual pain as it relaxes the muscles in the uterus so the blood flows more freely. (check out my article on 6 Natural Ways To Relieve Period Pain).
Are you a tea lover like me? I just can’t get enough strawberry infused green tea! Comment below and share your favourite tea.
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