To say that we British people love our tea is quite the understatement.
Here in England, it is tea o'clock every hour, on the hour!
And since we at TLC Naturals are all about wholesome, healthy, holistic living, we have put together this little list of our favourite teas for various ailments.
Although it is preferable to use loose-leaf tea, you can also use tea bags.
For maximum effects, herbal tea is best served with a slice of lemon, NO MILK.
You can add a little bit of honey to sweeten, if you wish.
For When You Have A Headache - GINGER TEA
Ginger is one of the best remedies to fight headaches and migraines.
It has been shown to be just as effective as sumatriptan, a popular medicine used to treat migraines, with none of the side effects.
For When Those Allergy Sniffles - NETTLE TEA
A popular allergy relief remedy, nettle tea is also used to successfully combat hay fever, respiratory inflammations and mild asthma.
Nettle tea can be difficult to find in some places, but you can always purchase dried nettles instead.
To Fix That Bad Breath - BLACK TEA
Rich in powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, black tea not only stops bad breath but also prevents the formation of plaque on your teeth.
So the next time you are out on a dinner date, have a cup of black tea as an after-dinner drink instead of reaching for the mint chewing gum.
For Nights When You Can't Sleep - VALERIAN TEA
Valerian is used throughout the world to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.
It is a very popular sleep aid and anti-anxiety remedy and has no side-effects, as is popularly seen in prescribed medication for insomnia.
For Tummy Troubles - PEPPERMINT TEA
In addition to being a popular remedy for nausea and heartburn, peppermint is used to soothe an upset stomach and is very effective on treating vomiting, diarrhoea, colic, gas pains, morning sickness, digestive problems, intestinal cramping, irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal issues.
To Curb Those Sweet Cravings - LICORICE TEA
Got a sweet tooth? Licorice tea is said to be a tea that is sweeter than sugar and if you are trying to detox or lose weight, this tea will help kick those cravings for sweets and sugars.
Other benefits of licorice tea include regulating blood sugar, increasing endurance, reducing cholesterol levels, nourishing the adrenal glands and more.
For A Faster Calorie Burn - OOLONG TEA
This tea is known for its effectiveness in burning fat and promoting weight loss.
If you have tried and failed several times to lose weight, perhaps it is time that you give Oolong tea a try.
To Calm The Jitters - PASSION FLOWER TEA
The calming effects of passion flower tea are very well known, indeed.
Whether you've got 1st date jitters, exam jitters, job interview jitters or simply want to reduce anxiety or perhaps have a more restful night, passion flower tea is your go-to herbal tea for anxiety, insomnia, nerves and stress.
For Mental Focus & Increased Brain Power - GINGKO TEA
We are huge fans of Chinese and Asian botanicals.
As you know, our popular Grow It hair growth juice is made using high-potency Chinese and Asian plants such as bamboo and more.
Use of gingko biloba tea helps to improve memory, increase the attention span, boost mental focus and concentration, and can even prevent age-related memory problems or memory loss associated with cognitive impairment or dementia.
Are you a student who is preparing for a test or exam? Get you some gingko!
Are you in the workforce preparing for a job interview, board meeting, presentation or other work-related tasks? Get you some gingko!
For When You Have The 3 pm Munchies - GREEN TEA
Unfortunately, we are not hobbits from the Lord of the Rings film and thus cannot eat 5 or more meals a day without it having a major impact on our health, weight and waist-line.
So when you have the 3 pm munchies, despite having breakfast and lunch earlier, reach for some green tea instead of a calorie-laden snack.
Your skin would also thank you, so do drink up!
Have you tried any of the teas from the above list?
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