Natural teas have the ability to treat everything from arthritis to an upset stomach, without the unwanted side effects of over-the-counter medications. If you ate a fan of tea, here are a few benefits you can get from different types of teas.
Sipping chamomile tea or taking a chamomile bath are proven methods to reduce stress and anxiety. The soothing tea is also a known remedy for sleep disorders and insomnia because of its sedative properties.
Chamomile also has antispasmodic properties that help with digestive issues. A cup of tea will reduce menstrual cramps, diarrhoea, morning sickness, and general nausea and vomiting.
It also inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause stomach ulcers. Honey also helps fight ulcers, so add a little to your tea to help ulcers heal.
Black tea is full of tannic acids with strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help relieve diarrheoa or bloating by helping the body absorb fluids better. You can also use the tea bags to reduce swelling on cuts, bee stings, bug bites, toothaches, or eyes suffering from conjunctivitis.
Furthermore, the alkalines in black tea also neutralize acids and can relieve pain in canker and cold sores. All you need do is apply a damp, cooled tea bag to the area, repeating three to four times a day. You can also soak your foot in it to kill bacteria and close pores, helping you sweat less and reduce odour.
Researchers think that the polyphenols in green tea may play an important role in cancer prevention, believing they help kill or slow cancer cells’ growth. In a study of 472 women with breast cancer, those who drank the most green tea experienced the least spread of the disease.
Green tea also has been shown to lower the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, reduce rates of tooth decay, and stop a decline in mental ability.
Furthermore, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered that drinking just one cup of green tea a day made people 55 and older 38 percent less likely to experience a decline in their mental abilities. Also, drinking a second cup daily made them 54 percent less likely to show declines.
Studies have also shown that using green tea as a face wash or compress helps reduce acne blemishes.
Mint tea is excellent at stimulating digestion and dispelling gas to ease constipation, nausea, and vomiting.
A study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology found that IBS patients taking peppermint-oil capsules for symptom relief experienced an approximately 40 percent greater reduction in abdominal pain and a 50 percent greater reduction in bloating and flatulence than those patients receiving a placebo.
Also, drinking a cup before each meal to calm your stomach muscles and help food move a little faster, especially if you’re indulging in fatty foods. It can also be used to relieve throat pain, refresh achy feet (soak in cooled tea), and clear sinus pain.