Tea. Also known as a cuddle in a cuppa. Jolly good for the body and soul. Harnessing the health benefits and healing powers of a good old brew is a brilliant way to improve your overall wellbeing.
Just tune into how you are feeling and choose a cuppa accordingly:
- Known as the digestive herb.
- Relieves abdominal gas and bloating.
- Great pick-me-up to get you through an afternoon slump.
Home DIY: Brew your own by infusing fresh mint from the garden.
- Aids digestion
- Curbs nausea, vomiting, upset stomachs, motion & morning sickness
- Eases bloating and period pains
- Mix with fresh lemon juice and honey for a powerful cold and germ fighting combo
Home DIY: Simmer fresh ginger root and water on the stove for 10-15 minutes.
Sleep, Stress and Anxiety
- Gentle calming sedative
- Aids insomnia
- Best sipped in the evening before bedtime
- Eases stress and anxiety by boosting the brain’s levels of a chemical called GABA, which lowers brain activity
- Good sleep aid when consumed in the evening
- Gives you a caffeine kick but with more healthy perks than coffee
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Boosts metabolic rate and aids fat burning
- Can lower the risk of cancers
- Best to drink in the mornings for energy, but ease up in the afternoon so the caffeine doesn’t interfere with your precious sleep
- Nicknamed the “universal herb” for its many benefits
- Works to restore adrenal glands which have been worn out by too much stress
- Mood booster
- Stabilises blood sugar to avoid energy crashes
- Fruit of the rose plant
- One of the best sources of vitamin C
- Boosts immune system and skin and tissue health
- Aids adrenal function
- Helps ease urinary tract infections
- Potent antioxidant content
- Anti-ageing benefits
- Caffeine free
These are all delightful when cooled and turned into iced tea.