Drink this, not that: teas for your health troubles
We’re saying yes to these herbal teas
Feb 20, 2018
It’s amazing how teas can solve almost all of our health problems, if only it were that easy. In a world where everything we put in our bodies has chemicals, it’s only right to balance them by incorporating organic supplements and herbal teas. Bookmark this page stat because we’ve curated a list of teas to help with your different health troubles.
The antispasmodic nature of menthol can instantly relieve you from mental stress. Its anti-inflammatory nature also reduces blood pressure and body temperature, allowing you to relax.
There’s a good reason why most bath soaks are lavender-infused—the antioxidants alone can soothe anxiety and stress. You can easily ground its leaves and flowers to release the natural organic compounds and rub it onto your temples. Brewing lavender tea can achieve pretty much the same effect. It can impact the endocrine system to lower the levels of stress hormones in your body.
Two words: menstrual cramps. Say goodbye to PMS by adding rose tea to your health regimen. Not to be mistaken with rosehip tea, which is made from the fruit of the rose plant, rose tea is actually derived from the petals. It’s also good for arthritis, the flu, cold, and other digestive problems.
You can keep your ibuprofen tablets by drinking ginger instead. High levels of vitamin C and amino acids, as well as various trace elements such as calcium, zinc, and phosphorus, can relieve menstrual discomfort, manage glucose levels, aid with weight loss, and protect against Alzheimer’s, among other things.
Licorice root tea helps with a number of health woes including gout, indigestion, dry skin, and high toxicity levels. It helps with acid reflux by increasing the mucus coating in the esophagus and reducing stomach acid.
Perhaps you’ve read somewhere or heard a friend’s testimony about the great benefits of green tea. This holds true especially when it comes to the tea’s rich antioxidant properties. It also has a substantial amount of catechins which aid weight loss.
The polyphenolic compound in oolong tea is super effective in keeping your metabolism in check. It activates certain enzymes in the body, enhancing the function of fat cells. Regular drinking can literally make fat work for you. Just don’t mix it with milk and tapioca balls.
Photos courtesy of Unsplash
Amid polio resurgence and measles outbreak, 2020 health budget cut by P10 billion
6 ways to care for your skin and the environment
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Let’s talk: Creating healthy workplaces by the Mind Museum
NEDA calls for “national social emergency” on teenage pregnancy
Philippines is third in the world with the highest number of measles cases