Herbal teas can improve skin complexion, fight aging signs, treat acne, remove puffiness and redness of the skin. White tea has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiaging properties and can prevent early wrinkles. Rooibos tea soothes the skin and controls acne. Some teas like Oolong tea and chamomile tea can treat skin irritations like atopic dermatitis and eczema, respectively. Hibiscus tea can control oily skin. Read more to know about other teas that you can add to your skin care routine.
The role played by tea and coffee in blood pressure is still debated. For years, it was believed that caffeine present in them will have an adverse effect on blood pressure. But, recent research studies suggest that long-term moderate intake of coffee or tea does not have any detrimental effect on healthy individuals. Green tea, hibiscus tea, and black tea have proved their antihypertensive effects.
Oft-touted for its medicinal properties, the red and sour hibiscus tea can bring about incredible gains in your health. It may help manage high blood pressure, cholesterol levels naturally and is beneficial for type 2 diabetics too. Drinking a cup of hibiscus tea daily also helps zap fat, inhibit obesity, prevent kidney stones, and even cancer.
Hibiscus, widely consumed around the world as a ruby-colored, lemony beverage (hibiscus tea!) packs a blood pressure, cholesterol lowering punch and may help stabilize blood sugar too. However, its consumption is a big "no" during pregnancy and breastfeeding. When used topically, hibiscus extracts can promote healthy hair growth, prevent skin cancer.
Boil a few dried Indian gooseberry (amla) pieces in 500ml coconut oil until they become charred. Let the oil cool. Apply onto your hair, scalp overnight or an hour before wash. Equally beneficial can be topical application of kayyonyadi tailam, neelibhringadi tailam, herbs such as henna, aloe vera, hibiscus, or a fine paste of overnight soaked fenugreek seeds.
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