Sassafras tree with its medicinal and culinary benefits, it has gained popularity all over the world. Sassafras tea is made by brewing the crushed root, bark, and leaves in water for 15 minutes. Treating cold, flu, skin ailments, and arthritis and strengthening digestive system are some of the health benefits sassafras tea offers. It can also boosts your energy and act as a diuretic.
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.
Kombucha is believed to have miraculous healing properties. It's traditionally a home-brewed tea, but commercial productions are increasingly popular today. It can help improve disorders such as gastric ulceration, UTIs, cancer, heart and liver disease. However, research recommends caution in consuming kombucha as occasional side effects have been reported.
Besides brewing a refreshing cup of tea, a tea bag can also be used topically as a tincture or poultice for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, baggy eyes, or as a mild astringent to tone your skin. Studies suggest that applying warm tea bags to canker sores, pus-filled pimples or boils can help them drain, heal speedily. Thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain.
High in antioxidants and low in tannins+caffeine, honeybush tea comes with a horde of health benefits. With many medicinal properties, this herbal infusion can be taken not only to treat influenza, catarrh, pulmonic tuberculosis, but to help combat menopausal and sunburn symptoms too. For best results, avoid adding milk and let the herbs steep/brew a little longer.
Both white and green tea have their share of ardent fans who swear by the health benefits from drinking a cup of their brew of choice. With greater antioxidant content than green tea, white tea may just edge out the competition when it comes to prevent aging skin, improve heart health, and reduce your risk of chronic disease like cancer, arthritis.
A flower-based infusion beverage, chrysanthemum tea not only helps relax and calm your nerves, but is highly nutritious too. It acts as a natural coolant and helps in lowering the temperature of the body when suffering from fever, heat stroke or rashes. Its anti-inflammatory properties can even help combat cancer, hypertension, and give your liver much needed TLC.
Echinacea, also known as coneflower, is abundantly found in the central and eastern part of North America and Canada. With various therapeutic properties that have been harnessed since centuries, the herbal supplements of echinacea are gaining a lot of importance in today’s times. The stem, root, flower, and leaves are[.....]
Boba or bubble tea has minimal nutritional value. A 16 oz glass gives 299 Cal, thanks to the starchy tapioca pearls, which are also a choking hazard for kids. Added sugar, high-fructose corn syrup to sweeten the pearls, condensed milk, and artificial fruit jellies raise the sugar count to 38 g/16 oz or higher and counter the effects of tea antioxidants. Make your own with brown sugar, low-fat milk, and fresh fruit.
Peppermint tea is known for its ability to relieve symptoms of cold and flu. It can alleviate menstrual cramps, keep liver in top shape and cancer at bay. Having peppermint tea is excellent for digestion. Though other types of tea, including green tea, are not recommended during pregnancy, peppermint tea is good during this period, especially if you are suffering from gastric refluxes. Have it in moderation so it doesn’t affect the health adversely.
The high aluminum and lead content in green tea can lead to health conditions like low hemoglobin. The antioxidants catechins and tannins hamper iron absorption from your food. If you're not on medication for high BP, anxiety, or arrhythmia, 3 cups a day is fine. Have 2 cups max if you're pregnant. Don't drink it before bedtime if you have insomnia. Stay off it if you're anemic and ask your doc if you're undergoing chemo.
They say that we need to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. And in all honesty, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what’s more important is what you have for it. Breakfast is essentially filling your body with[.....]
Reviving, uncluttered one-hour morning and evening self-care rituals fine-tune your circadian clock and reduce stress. Chalk out a shortened, backup version of each ritual as each day is unpredictable. Morning rituals should be spiritual and energetic, while evening ones should be relaxing. Spend your alone time praying, doing yoga, meditating, exercising, journaling, etc.
Ayurveda recommends drinking 1 to 2 cups of Ashwagandha tea daily to treat both mental and physical fatigue. Boil 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp Ashwagandha root powder, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup water on low flame till the mixture reduces to 1/2 cup. Add a pinch of cardamom and let it cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Have this herbal tea, once or twice a day. Add other herbs like basil for even more benefits!
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