Why you should have some tea now – tea and its benefits


To start it off, after water tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.

Personally, since I hate coffee and pretty much everything else except water, tea is my drink of choice.

Here’s a bit of its history:

“Tea originated in China where it was used mostly for medicine. If you look at history of Japan, China etc. you’ll notice tea was actually a big part of their lives, served during dinners, official meetings, during holidays. It was introduced to Europe via Portuguese priests and merchants who traveled to China during 16th century. Tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The Brits introduced it to India in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on the product. “

Let’s go back to what was its primary use back in history- medical purposes. Each tea has its medical purposes and was/is used to fight all kinds of diseases.

Here are some of them:

Chamomile 

Helps with:

  • bad indigestion (decreasing symptoms: cramps, flatulence etc.)
  • stomach, liver pain
  • menstrual pain
  • irritated skin
  • chamomile pledget helps with inflammation of the skin
  • cup of chamomile tea 30-45 minutes before the bed is used for relaxed sleep.

Mint

Helps with:

  • nausea
  • increases appetite
  • relaxes respiratory system
  • headaches caused by nervousness
  • boosts energy
  • increases concentration.

Rose hip tea

Benefits:

  • eliminates fatigue, malaise, encourages working capacity
  • has positive effects on the digestive system
  • helps with flu
  • provides satiety supplying the body with necessary vitamins
  • ejects harmful substances from the body
  • contains vitamin C which isn’t decomposed while brewing.

Thyme

Benefits:

  • strengthens respiratory system
  • if inhaled over a cup of hot tea has a beneficial effect on inflamed sinuses
  • fights infection causes by bacteria and viruses
  • strengthens the stomach.

Green tea

Benefits:

  • increases positive energy
  • effects the mood and activity
  • decreases cholesterol level in body
  • fights cellulite
  • limits the absorption of fat and stimulates micro-circulation

It is recommended to take a one cup per day as it’s used to detox the body.

Black tea

Benefits:

  • speeds up metabolism
  • activates digestive system
  • maintains vigilance
  • increases concentration and creativity
  • strengthens the mind and body
  • contains minerals that protect teeth
  • helps body get rid of toxic material.

Fun fact: it is called a red tea in China.

Nettle tea

Benefits:

  • ideal for treatment of anemia (chlorophyll from the nettle enhances the building of red blood cells)
  • natural blood cleanser
  • lowers blood sugar
  • stimulates circulation
  • used as diuretic.

Elder flower tea

  • soothes cough and is used in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia
  • relieves symptoms of cold.

Hibiscus tea

  • lowers high blood pressure
  • prevents diseases of blood vessels.

Heather tea

  • treats kidney and urinary stones
  • soothes menstrual cramps
  • treats sick lungs
  • causes sweating in flu and cold which lowers body temperature
  • treats rheumatism.

Rooibos tea 

  • andioxidant
  • slows down the aging process
  • used as prevention of: atherosclerosis, diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, and malignant diseases.

Cranberry tea 

  • fights diseases of the urinary tract.

Aronia tea

  • increases circulation, cleanses blood
  • helps with headache and migraine
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • increases immunity
  • prevents the development of viruses and bacterial infections
  • regulates the work of pancreas and may be useful in treating diabetes.

St. John’s wort tea

  • fights depression, agitation and irritability
  • stabilizes emotions and relieves insomnia 1506478_10203369008044071_324105750_n
  • reduces pain in gastritis and helps healing stomach ulcers.
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