When you hear someone say tea, you’ll imagine a wonderful aromatic formula made from milk, sugar, and tea leaves. Have you ever felt a little guilty about loving this fascinating drink when other parts of the world are telling you that it is unhealthy? Tea has evolved over the centuries since it came to India. Its original shape and taste are limited to additives, and the harmful effects of additives are due to tea.
Do you feel like you’ve forgotten the true meaning of tea, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary? “Aromatic drinks prepared by dipping parts of various plants (leaves, roots, etc.) and used as medicinal or beverages!”
Here I am looking for some real teas that have some magical benefits to your health!
1. Wake up call tulsi tea
Tulsi or Holy Basil is one of India’s most sacred herbs, also known as the “Queen of Herbs”. Chewing some Tulsi leaves is beneficial to you! Imagine drinking hot Tulsi tea in the morning! The antioxidants in Tulsi Tea remove all toxins that build up after exhaustion that occurs during deep sleep.
Its metabolic booster effect helps optimize fasting blood sugar levels, anti-cortisol action is great for lowering stress hormone levels in the body, and you’re ready to start the day with a super-refreshing and rejuvenated mind. Is done!
Brewing method: Fill the pot with a glass of water. Add a few Tulsi leaves and bring to a boil until the water absorbs its color and flavor. After about 2-3 minutes, strain the tea and drink it hot! You can add more flavor and nutrients by adding honey and lemon.
2. Green tea in the morning
Known as one of the healthiest drinks in the world, we recognize the many health benefits of green tea and how it promotes metabolic processes. But did you know that there are certain times when green tea can be more harmful than profitable? For example, drinking green tea early in the morning on an empty stomach can increase an acidic environment that is very close to the intestines or diet. The tannins present in it can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients such as iron, calcium and protein from food. The ideal time to drink this Elixil is in the morning, about 2 hours after breakfast or 2 hours after lunch.
Catechin, a natural antioxidant that makes up about 30% of the nutrient content of green tea, protects the body from cell damage and prevents the development of various cancers and degenerative neurocellular disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Brewing method: Pour hot water into loose tea leaves or tea bags. Soak for 3-5 minutes. 3 minutes for a mild taste, 5 minutes for a solid full flavor to your liking.
3. Afternoon tea
In the afternoon, I want tea most for 1-2 hours after lunch. Dizziness, lethargy, drowsiness, and heavy head sensations all attack the body together, and the immediate need for stimulants is unavoidable. At that time, completely discard harmful additives (milk, sugar) and choose pure super-brain-stimulating black tea. L-Theanine, an amino acid found in tea, enhances alpha activity in the brain, providing relaxation, concentration and arousal. Black tea has also been shown to have a positive effect on heart health by lowering levels of LDL, a bad cholesterol when taken consistently.
Brewing method: Pour boiling water into a tea bag or bring 2-3g of tea leaves to a boil with 1 cup of water. Soak for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preferred flavor. Tension it and drink to enjoy the energy rush!
4. Chamomile tea before bedtime
This is one of the best decaffeinated beverages you can have at bedtime. Chamomile is an herb derived from Asteraceae daisy-like flowers that have been used for centuries to reduce inflammation, anxiety and treat insomnia. The best time to enjoy this naturally sweet tea is 30 minutes before bedtime. This is because the antioxidant “epigenin” in it can bind to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, reducing anxiety and causing mild drowsiness. Several studies have found that it is effective in actively reducing anxiety during the postpartum period.
Brewing method: Pour boiling water into the tea bag or syringe. Soak for 3-5 minutes. Add your favorite flavors such as lemon and mint leaves as needed to enjoy the calm.
Tea for home remedies
Take a look at old-fashioned remedial tea in Grandma’s kitchen!
1. Lemon honey tea for colds and sore throat
One of the most popular drinks, especially in winter, it instantly relieves sore throat and reduces stuffy nose. Lemon helps reduce congestion due to its anti-inflammatory properties, while honey helps calm the throat.
Brewing method: Add half a lemon juice and a teaspoon of organic honey to a cup of warm or warm water and drink immediately!
2. Ginger tea for nausea
The active ingredients in gingerol, gingerol and volatile oils, have been found to be effective in reducing nausea caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, or surgery. It also helps relieve motion sickness symptoms such as dizziness, vomiting and cold sweat.
Brewing method: Add 3-4 slices of peeled raw ginger to 1.5 cups of water and boil on medium heat for 10-20 minutes, depending on the strength required. Remove from heat and add lemon and honey if desired.
3. Peppermint tea for bloating
Peppermint is one of the most widely used herbal teas in the world as a home remedy for various health conditions. He is also known as a “stomach healer” because he is known to relieve various gastrointestinal illnesses such as abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating, indigestion and diarrhea and promote healthy digestion. It is especially effective after eating when you have heartburn or stomach problems.
Brewing method: Add fresh (preferably) or dried peppermint leaves to boiling water. Soak for 5-10 minutes. Strain the leaves and drink warm to avoid hot burns.
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