Tea Tonics: Warm Wellbeing!

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:

Tummy Issues

Peppermint Tea

  • 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.

Ginger Tea

  • 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

Chamomile:

  • Gentle calming sedative
  • Aids insomnia
  • Best sipped in the evening before bedtime

Passionflower:

  • 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

Energy

Green Tea:

  • 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

Liquorice Tea:

  • 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


Beauty

Rosehip Tea

  • 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

Rooibos Tea

  • Potent antioxidant content
  • Anti-ageing benefits
  • Caffeine free

These are all delightful when cooled and turned into iced tea.