Tea Health Tips

PEPPERMINT TEA

Scientists from Tufts University in Boston, USA have found that Peppermint tea contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties, which helps digestion and calms upset stomachs and diarrhoea.

CHAMOMILE TEA

Scientists from Tufts University in Boston, USA have found that Chamomile tea has significant antiplatelet-clumping activity which reduces the occurrence of blood clots. It also helps soothe a childs stomach aches and pains. For adults, chamomile can help with insomnia, acting as a mild sedative. it may also relieve menstrual cramps.

DANDELION

The ideal liver cleanser and detoxifier. It is also a diuretic and helps with fluid retention. Dandelion tea has amild flavour and is a green colour. Dandelion root can also be consumed as a warm drink. It has a stronger flavour and is dark brown.

NETTLE

Useful for easing intestinal disorders, high blood pressure, arthritis and gout. Nettle tea may increase milk production in nursing mothers and can help prevent prostate problems in men. If you haven’t drunk nettle tea before, start with one cup a day for a week, then increase to two or three cups a day.

ROSEMARY

A garden herb that acts as a circulatory stimulant and has a calming effect on deigestion, benefitting intestinal cramps and colic. Rosemary tea is made by adding one teaspoon of dried leaves to one cup of boiled water. Steep for 10 minutes and strain

ROSEHIP

this tea is derived from the edible fruits of rose plants. It is reddish-orange in colour and high in antioxidants including vitamin C. It is a good sugar free substitute for orange juice.

LIQUORICE

This tea has been used for centuries for a variety of health applications. It’s soothing and expectorant properties make it suitable for lung and bronchial complaints or coughs and mucuous congestion. Drinking it hot has the added benefits associated with inhaling steam and further soothes respiratory congestion.

CINNAMON

Great for regulating blood sugar levels and managing sugar cravings. Cinnamons effect on blood sugar makes it the perfect tea for diabetics or those trying to lose weight.

FENNEL

This is good for calming an upset stomach and indigestion. It can be useful as a slimming aid as it may suppress apetite and reduce hunger. Crushed fennel seeds are most commonly used to make this tea.

HIBISCUS TEA

Scientists from Tufts University in Boston, USA have found that drinking Hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

LEMON BALM

Perfect for those suffering from anxiety. It is useful for treating stress, depression and sleeplessness. It may also relieve digestive tract spasms and abdominal cramps.

THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING GREEN TEA

Green tea may help improve memory. A population based study found older adults in Japan who drank green tea daily showed less risk of memory difficulty compared to non-tea drinkers.

It may also help prevent periodontal gum disease, according to the Journal of Periodontology.

Rich in powerful antioxidants that fight damaging free radicals, green tea has far reaching benefits for the entire body. Drinking green tea is said to improve overall health, boost the immune system and slow the ageing process.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have shown that drinking green tea may increase bone mineral density, in turn helping to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss.

In traditional Chinese medicine, green tea is used for heart health, to regulate blood sugar levels and body temperature, and to promote good digestion. Download and check out our PDF and read more about it.

THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING BLACK TEA

Black tea comes from the same plant as the green, white, oolong and pu-erh teas and is an excellent source of antioxidants and polyphenols. Download and check out our PDF and read all about .

THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING ROOIBOS TEA

Rooibos tea, which is really a herb, is a native of South Africa. It has many health benefits apart from tasting scrumptious. Download and check out our PDF and read all about it.

7 Reasons to Drink CHAI 

By nutritionist Sharon Brooks. This spicy tea is brimming with health benefits. they say once you have been seduced by chai tea you never look back. This traditional tea from India, where it is known as “masala chai”, contains a mixture of aromatic herbs and spices. Download and check out our PDF and read all about it.