Did you know that tea is also full of amazing health benefits? Not only does it taste AH-mazing, but it's good for you too
Let's talk tea! Most of us know how delicious tea is. You brew a cup, feel that warmth in your hands as you take a sip and feel that velvety goodness go down. Not only tantalizing your taste buds but soothing your soul. But, did you know that tea is also full of amazing health benefits? Not only does it taste AH-mazing, but it's good for you too.
When we talk about tea, it is traditionally is in reference to the Camellia sinensis plant. Which is used to make green, black, white and oolong tea. Herbal teas are known as a tisane and is everything that does not contain the plant camellia sinensis, for example chamomile, peppermint, etc...
Each herb that goes into a tea blend contains active compounds that are responsible for their therapeutic benefits. For example chamomile contains a compound; apigenin, which has anxiolytic properties. Most teas are also high in antioxidants, which have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
I thought I would go through the health benefits of some of my favourite teas, just so you can gain more insight into the wonderful health properties.
Beauty teas cleanse, restore, re-balance and hydrate your skin and body. You are replenished, revived and refreshed from top to toe when you enjoy a daily cup of nourishing beauty tea for skin.
High in antioxidants. Antioxidants helps to neutralize free radical damage. Free radicals are compounds that cause cellular damage and can then cause ageing, inflammation and cancer, making it a great choice for skin health.
an antioxidant and naturally high in vitamin C, important for the production of collagen.
a wonderful herb that supports healthy circulation and may help to relieve acne.
very beneficial for digestion and weight loss.
WAKEY WAKEY TEA
Supercharged mix of Yerba Mate, Guarana, Peppermint and green tea.
Traditionally used in South America for its amazing health benefits. It is high in antioxidants, can boost energy and improve mental focus. It contains caffeine, but less than coffee.
High in antioxidants and a natural fat burner.
Plant native to Brazil that is high in antioxidants. It is a source of caffeine, which helps to maintain energy and focus and can also assist with weight loss.
Packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them a nutrient powerhouse.
A wonderful herb that assists with improving the quality of sleep as well as helping to relieve anxiety. What I love about this herb is that it helps with nervous gut. So if you get a 'funny' tummy when you are stressed and anxious, it can really be of benefit.
Helps to induce sleep and has a mild sedative effect.
Assists with anxiety and helping you to fall asleep
Contains some powerful herbs with many talents and skills to look after our gastrointestinal health and wellbeing.
Helps to calm and soothe the digestive system. Can relieve indigestion, wind pain and nausea. Especially beneficial in those with IBS.
Has an anti-inflammatory action in the gut.
Excellent for indigestion and flatulence.
THE QUIET MIND
Various clinical studies have concluded that certain teas such as green and chamomile along with tea blends containing lemon balm and ashwagandha are thought to provide relief from depression and anxiety. What a tealicious way to put the spring back in your step!
An adaptogenic herb that has been shown to reduce stress and cortisol levels. It is great for people who suffer from anxiety.
Also an adaptogenic herb, that has been shown to be beneficial for mental performance, as well as detoxifying the liver.
Can be beneficial for stress and anxiety, assist with sleep and digestion.
Whether you just want to relax, settle your stomach, or increase your energy levels, there are so many amazing health benefits to tea. If you have any questions about these blends, please feel free to come in store and have a chat to our naturopath Chantal.
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