Some Teas to have in Your Medicine Cabinet
From our common knowledge of home remedies, to the new studies coming out every day, one thing is certain – tea can be really good for your health. While it doesn’t replace a doctor, it’s always good to have certain teas and herbs on stock. So here via Daisy Luther’s Article are some to have in your medicine cabinet:
Mint tea is the classic herbal tea. Mint is an ingredient in many different commercial tea blends and is much-loved for its refreshing fragrance.
Mint tea can be used to:
- Reduce congestion in a cold or flu sufferer
- Reduce pain and bloating from gas
- Reduce cramping from diarrhea
- Act as a mild expectorant for a chest cold or bronchitis
- Induce sweating, the body’s natural cooling mechanism. This is a natural way to reduce a fever
- Relieve nausea without vomiting
However, If you suffer from acid reflux, mint tea may worsen your symptoms. Mint has antispasmodic properties.
Chamomile tea should be steeped a little longer than other herbal teas in order to get all of the medicinal benefits. This soothing, slightly apple-flavored tea has mild sedative properties. The petals of the tiny flowers are where the medicinal values lie.
Chamomile tea can be used to:
- Relieve anxiety
- Induce sleep
- Soothe mild nausea and indigestion
- Relieve a cough from throat irritation
However, Chamomile tea should be avoided by people who take blood thinners. As well, those who suffer from ragweed allergies may also have an allergic reaction to chamomile, as the two plants are related.
Cinnamon is anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, making it an excellent all-around remedy. Cinnamon is a wonderful source of immune-boosting antioxidants.
- 1-1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder or a cinnamon stick
- 1 tea bag
- honey to taste
- Milk to taste
Stir cinnamon powder well into boiling water and steep for 8 minutes. Add a tea bag and steep for 2 more minutes. Stir in honey and warm milk.
Cinnamon tea can be used to:
- Increase blood flow and improve circulation
- Reduce nausea
- Ease stomach discomfort, bloating, gas and indigestion
- Warm the body of someone suffering from chills
- Soothe a sore throat
- Reduce cold symptoms
Those are just three things you could have as tea or mix in with you favorite kind – for example cinnamon could taste great with Black Tea. You can read further in the article and find other great herbs and teas to keep stock of. In addition, maybe keep some Green Tea around too- with all of its anti-oxidants, you never know what it could protect you from.