First, start by boiling some water...
If you have read this, then you know I have many obsessions. Tea and tea cups/mugs are among those obsessions.
I'm not sure which came first, the tea or the cup.
Was it my love of pretty tea cups that inspired the infatuation with tea?
Or was it the love of tea that attracted me to pretty cup detailing?
Today, though, the focus is on tea, and not it's beautiful counterpart, cup.
I am going to tell you about five commonly known teas, and list some of their benefits.
This will probably be a two-part series. In the 2nd, I will talk about some of the lesser known teas.
Let's get down to business, shall we?
- Helps eliminate fatigue
- Promotes relaxation
- Used as natural remedy for General Anxiety Disorder
- Eases upset stomach and heartburn
- Helps ease menstrual cramps
- Eases allergies, colds & sore throats
- Brings relief to morning sickness
- More effective than anti-vomiting medication during pregnancy (without dangerous side effects!)
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps reduce excessive persperation
- Contains vitamins B, C, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium
- Aids in digestion and relieves gas
- Believed to help stop growth of cancer cells
- Should be used as prevention of cancer
- Helps lower total cholesterol levels
- Slows down the aging process
- Has high antioxidant levels
- Reduces free radicals in the body
- Random Fact: In China, where green tea is consumed daily, cancer rates are significantly lower.
- One cup has a similar effect that a glass of wine has
- Most commonly used as a relaxant
- Brings about the feeling of Euphoria
- May assist in reducing withdrawal symptoms of those coming off anti anxiety medications
- Makes you feel sleepy
- Helps ease irritable bowel syndrome
- Eases nausea and vomiting
- Improves digestion and reduces heartburn
- Dissolves gallstones
- Helps control mild asthma
- Helps fight stress
- Reduces severity of herpes outbreaks
I love to drink most of these teas on a daily basis.
I'll have peppermint in the morning as a caffeine free pick-me-up. It has a wonderful flavor and aroma (as I'm sure you know). I drink A LOT of chamomile. 2-3 cups a day, sometimes two tea bags at a time.
If you are going to purchase tea, buy organic. You don't want a cup full of pesticides! If you would like to know a website to purchase from, or other questions on where to buy, let me know. I know some great ones with INSANELY low prices! :)
I wish I could list all of the benefits from those five teas, but this post would be a mile long.
By now, your water is probably boiling, so go make some tea and relax while you vote for my blog here, tweet me, visit me, and ask me all your burning tea questions here.
**Make sure you talk to your doctor about which tea and herbs you are taking, as some may interfere with certain medications. Do not take Kava Kava for a prolonged period of time. You may drink it for a few days in a row, but then take a week or two off. If you are unsure whether or not you should take certain herbs in conjunction with medications you are currently on, consult your doctor. I also apologize if anyone came here looking for the political group, and/or my views on it.