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!
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its main compound terpinen-4-ol has been proven to possess antimicrobial functions so tea tree oil can effectively fight with any type of sinuses invaders. To use, add it to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer.
Improper food combination is one of the primary factors causing gas, flatulence, heartburn and upset stomach. It is best to avoid combining fish and milk, different kinds of proteins, milk and any other food, fruits and any other food, freshly cooked and stored or reprocessed food, and cold water with meals.
Cut out a piece of fabric using sunglasses as a template. Soak green tea, mint and cucumber in 6 ounces of hot water. Let it cool, soak your eye mask in it and it’s ready to use. You can mix 1 cup of rice, few drops of essential oils and fresh herbs and pop it in a 350 degree F oven for 15 min in a parchment paper. Fill it in the eye mask and use it.
Matcha tea is considered better than green tea because of its higher antioxidant levels, chlorophyll, and other amino acids. It’s smoother and tastes softer due to absence of stems and veins. Studies at Tufts University used ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method to discover that Matcha possesses an amazing 20x more oxygen than pomegranates or blueberries.
Consuming excessive tea can cause digestive issues and inebriation. To avoid the side effects of tea, you must take your time and enjoy your tea, don't overindulge as it can irritate the stomach, have your tea with a snack that'll help in absorption, never drink your tea on an empty stomach and try to avoid drinking tea after a meal.
Orange pekoe is a grade of black tea brewed from the dried leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. Along with other varieties of Camellia sinensis teas, including green, oolong and white, orange pekoe and other black teas are widely consumed throughout the world. Scientific studies and anecdotal evidence[.....]
A cup of fennel tea, made from the seeds, fresh leaves, or the bulb, after a meal can treat digestive issues like heartburn, flatulence, bloating, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. As fennel has estrogen-like chemicals, the tea can reduce menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause and may increase milk flow in lactating moms. It also cleanses the blood, helps the heart and kidneys, balances hormones, and treats respiratory problems.
Raspberry, belongs to the rose family and is often referred to as the ‘woman’s herb’ by herbalists. It has eight species, some of them being red raspberry, black raspberry, wine raspberry, blue raspberry. Both raspberry leaves and fruits are rich in citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, citrate, malate and[.....]
Lemongrass is a perennial plant with thin, long leaves and is indigenous to India and other Asian countries. Lemongrass’ anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and therapeutic properties make lemongrass a useful alternative or complementary remedy for a wide spectrum of health issues such as insomnia, diabetes, anemia, indigestion, and constipation. Lemongrass also relieves pain, repairs tissue, and more.
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