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6 Helpful Teas & Their Uses

If you’re a tea drinker, then you know that there’s a type of tea to cure just about any ailment. That is, those that don’t require stitches. Along with warmth and sweetness, medicinal properties are among the benefits of a good cup of tea.

If you’re unaware how incredible tea can be, take a look at these six varieties of teas. You’ll be purchasing a teakettle in no time.

Green Tea

This light green liquid has been used in China and India for thousands of years, for its delicious taste and health benefits. According to Medical News Today, Green tea can “aid digestion, improves heart and mental health, and regulates body temperature.” As well as these reasons, green tea is also known to improve slow metabolism. Clearly everyone was wrong; it isn’t apples, but, a cup of tea a day that will keep the doctor away.

Chamomile Tea

This soothing drink is especially used for women who are pregnant or nursing. This tea is herbal, so it doesn’t contain any caffeine. Chamomile is a mild tea that has been used for centuries, just like green tea. It helps in treatments of stomach issues, and also helps consumers to relax and achieve a deep and peaceful sleep. If you weren’t already sold, this type of tea is particularly wonderful for women, as it eases menstrual cramps.

Elderflower Tea

This variety is wonderful in aiding your health, as it contains several varieties of antioxidants and has been known to have an antiviral effect as well. In other words, say goodbye to cold medicine – this tea is the way to go if you’re looking for a better way to ward off the sniffles. It is important to note that the seeds, leaves, and bark of the elderflower is highly toxic. Just make sure that your tea is not a home remedy, and you should be good to go.

Lemon Balm & Lavender Tea

Inhale the scent of lavender and lemon; exhale stress and anxiety. These two varieties of teas are incredible at reducing stress and improving your mood. Both of these teas are also known to lead to restful sleep and to prevent inflammation. Lemon balm especially has the added benefit of jump starting your metabolism first thing in the morning. So instead of shrinking into a corner, struggling to avoid the oncoming panic attack, try brewing yourself a pot of tea and remember that everything will be okay.

Ginger Tea

Ginger has been known for centuries to relieve nausea and vomiting. However, eating actual ginger is pretty disgusting. If you want to avoid gagging while you’re already nauseous, drink a cup of ginger tea. This tea, with the help of a little sugar or honey, will aid in your overall nausea and ease your stomach in a way that antacids couldn’t even dream of doing.

Mint Tea

Peppermint has more uses than just the holidays. Whether you choose peppermint or spearmint, these leaves have more uses than just to garnish a cocktail. According to Livestrong Magazine, “peppermint tea can boost mental performance and promote focus.” However, more than just that, this tea also manages to “relieve an upset stomach and relive heartburn.” Instead of popping an alka seltzer or struggling through a swallow of pepto bismal, try a hot cup of mint tea instead.

Whether you like your tea with sugar, honey, or lemon, these variety of teas are more than just a delicious pairing with cookies in the afternoon. The next time you’re feeling a stomach ache coming on, or stress sneaking its way up your spine, try a sip of tea.

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