I’m sure at some point in your life when you complained about xyz, your mother or grandmother said that a cup of tea could fix that. And I’m sure you reluctantly drank it, all while thinking how crazy they were. Am I right so far?
I used to be just like that. I used to think that tea was only for people who didn’t like coffee (and who doesn’t like coffee??).
However as I began my studies to become a certified Health Coach, I started to come across a reoccurring topic….herbal tea.
It quickly seemed like herbal tea could cure almost anything. Insomnia? Bloating? Upset stomach? Joint pain? Yup, tea could take all of that away. But before you go searching through you cabinets for the closest tea bag and mug, take a second to read below and find out the amazing benefits of each type of tea…
Green tea is probably one of the most popular types of tea. It has so many amazing health benefits, that I could write an entire article dedicated to this one type of tea. But to name a few, green tea can help with weight loss, reduce your risk of cancer, protect your brain, and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Chamomile tea is most known for it’s calming and soothing effects. This makes it a wonderful tea to drink at night before bed. It can also help reduce anxiety and irritability, and help improve digestion.
Ginger tea can help calm nausea, improve digestion, and relieve gas and bloating. It also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce joint pain from arthritis and other conditions. It can also be helpful to reduce menstrual cramps.
Peppermint tea is one of my new favorites! Not only can it’s minty properties help fight bad breath, it can also help reduce bloating, aid in digestion, cure an upset stomach, and soothe a sore throat.
Turmeric tea is quickly gaining popularity due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can help relieve joint and muscle pain, boost the immune system, aid in digestion, relieve menstrual cramps, and reduce your risk of cancer.
According to studies, thyme tea is a wonderful pain reliever, and can even be better than taking ibuprofen! It also can help clear congestion, settle your stomach, relieve aches and pains, and soothe a sore throat.
Now that you know all of the amazing health benefits of herbal tea, how will you decide which one to brew first?! I love to keep all of these on hand so I’m always prepared. I love being able to brew a cup of tea instead of turning to over-the-counter mediation. Make sure to speak to your doctor before making any changes to your medication.