Did you know that there are other options besides popping an Advil every time you have a headache? There are! Many natural teas provide benefits for the body that not only improve the problem, but nourish the body for the future as well. Take a look below at The Qi's comprehensive guide to what tea can help with certain moods and situations. Even if you don't have every one on the list, that is okay! Advil still works, too.
For a good night's sleep:
Lavender tea's relaxing aroma will help your body unwind, and help ease your mind into a deeper sleep.
Kava tea has many calming effects. In some studies, it is found to reduce stress and insomnia as well.
Lotus tea, specifically blue lotus, after a long and tiring day can ease strained joints and soothe the muscles, all while relaxing the body into a restful slumber.
Rose tea, like our Shangri-la Rose tea, is known to stimulate moods and regulate your sleep cycle. Drink a cup thirty minutes before bed to reap the full benefits.
Alternatively, if you are feeling too sleepy, chai tea can provide a quick pick-me-up for your nerves.
For stress and anxiety relief:
Chamomile tea, like kava tea, can not only treat insomnia, but reduce the stress and anxiety you might be feeling. It also has therapeutic benefits in reducing irritability in mood or on skin, and relaxing the muscles.
Lotus tea contains traces of the lotus root which have been known to promote relaxation and even manifest a sense of euphoria.
Honeybush tea tastes very similar to honey and has some of the same benefits as rooibos. It has several other benefits as well, with one of them being primarily improving anxiety and mood swings.
Chrysanthemum tea is an important part of Chinese medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure, respiratory problems, inflammation, and stressed nerves.
Ginseng tea can help regulate immune responses and hormonal changes due to stress, and even calm the occurrence mental illness flare ups.
Rose tea is a naturally uplifting substance with sedative properties, so if you're experiencing a lot of anxiety, grab some rose tea today.
For restlessness and motivation:
Tart Cherry tea is rich in several nutrients, especially those for improving physical and mental strength, and muscle soreness. Drink a mug of this if you need a reason to get up and at it, or just over bodily and brain health.
Rooibos tea is also rich in nutrients and will help your body find a balance in the tasks ahead. Drinking a cup can also help with any insomnia, appetite, and mental health issues.
For trouble waking up:
Black tea can provide that extra jolt everyone is always looking for when they wake up, and makes a great alternative for black coffee. Or any coffee for that matter.
Chai tea is fragrant and spicy, giving it the ability to awaken your nerves and senses just as your body starts to wake up. It can also help with weight loss, digestion, and blood sugar if you work out early too.
Peppermint tea can induce sleep, but also give you a refreshing zing in the morning if your lids are still tired - along with many other benefits worth learning about.
For a quick energy boost:
Matcha tea, along with producing natural caffeine, also contains L-theanine. This is another naturally calming ingredient that provides a "happy energy", AKA not one that you will have a bad crash after.
Green tea supports a more stable energy and encourages a more productive attitude after settling. L-theanine also makes an appearance here, helping to improve brain function.
Ginger tea can reduce fatigue and improve blood circulation throughout the body, all while boosting your immune system. Give yourself an extra shot of ginger, as a treat.
Black tea, as aforementioned, can work in replacement of black coffee. Or any coffee. It can also help improve focus with another dose of L-theanine.
For physical and emotional wellness:
Peppermint tea is one of your best allies here. It is a physical manifestation of rest and wellness, and its natural menthol can really help soothe the soul.
Chrysanthemum tea has several energetic properties that make it an overall great tea for wellness. It provides cold energy that can improve the quality of the lung, liver, spleen, and kidneys as well.
Echinacea tea is known to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. A triple threat! Use it if you're feeling under the weather or just for everyday immune support.
Rose tea is a good choice when feeling down or depressed, sick or just plain tired. It contains the antioxidant myrcene which can help expel bacteria and regulate your body's energy.
Lotus tea has a lot of key benefits under its belt. Some of them include being anti-diuretic, easing the stomach, relieving cramps, and can even act as an aphrodisiac.
White tea prevents inflammation within the body and protects collagen. Supporting the immune system while also giving a natural face lift? Sign me up.
Lemongrass tea is a real superfood infused drink for your wellbeing. It has been shown to reduce triggers within the body that lead to greater illnesses and diseases. Drink a cup after a meal, and relax.
For some positivity:
Masala chai tea, like ginger, cardamom, or cinnamon, gets your nerves energized in the best way possible. While is helps with many bodily ailments, it also promotes dopamine and natural energy levels.
Orange tea is a type of black tea infused with orange peel extract. While it is rich in nutrients, the tangy flavor can help pull you from any feelings consuming you in the moment.
Lemon Balm tea is an aromatic substance like that of a lemon itself. It has a calm and cooling nature, but can be served hot and still simmer the heat of anger.
Peppermint tea, as you might be aware, is very versatile. If you are feeling extremely tired, it can help ease you back into a state of alertness without a heavy dose of caffeine. Or ease you to sleep. Whatever works.
For an antioxidant boost:
Rooibos tea is filled with antioxidants. Need I say more? Well, it is also rich in Vitamin C, caffeine-free, low in tannins, and more.
Black tea is another tea rich in antioxidants. Its main property is lowering the risk of heart disease and increasing energy.
For a needed detox:
Dandelion tea is a great option if you're feeling especially drab one morning. It can help detox the liver, lower skin and eye problems, and especially relieve symptoms of liver disease.
Nettle tea is known to literally flush away toxins. It can clear the kidneys, bladder and even soothe UTIs. It also helps with bloating and high blood pressure.
Senna tea is short-term treatment for constipation. It can also help with inflammation and promote anti-parasitic properties.
Clove tea is full of antimicrobial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. It is best used to heal sore throats, nausea, indigestion, colds, and headaches.
Fennel tea is a natural diuretic, It can help with a number of ailments including gas, bloating, cramps, indigestion, and others.
Ginger tea is an all-around great drink to have handy. It can be a quick fix or relief for many problems such as nausea and digestion. Ginger can also reduce inflammation, provide better circulation, fight respiratory problems, and strengthen immunity.
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