“Tea is always a good idea”… Whether you suffer from too slow digestion, headaches or low energy levels, for every ailment there is the perfect cup of tea. Bring the water to the boil, these teas contribute to a healthy body!
Green tea, health magazines and blogs are full of it. Yet this green good is indispensable in this list, because it is good for almost (!) everything that comes with a healthy body. Green tea is an important antioxidant that can slow down various signs of aging (wrinkles, heart disease, bad teeth and bad eyes). Physically and/or mentally tired? Leave that unhealthy energy drink and choose a cup of tea. Facilitate your weight loss with green tea, the amount of caffeine is able to burn fat cells in a healthy way. Moreover, a cup (or two) of green tea every day would significantly reduce the risk of cancer.
Rooibos tea is the favorite taste of many people. Not only is it delicious, rooibos also brings numerous health benefits. Let’s start with skin complaints (eczema and psoriasis for example). Due to its strong antioxidant effect, rooibos is the tea par excellence for flawless skin. The typical signs of aging such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, age-related diabetes, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis could also be reduced with a portion of rooibos. Tossing, brooding, getting up, crawling back into bed and hoping that you fall asleep again… Recognizable? Drink a cup of rooibos tea in the late evening to avoid waking up frequently during your night of sleep. Of course, we’re going to encourage a solid workout. However, it is important to know that intense body activity can cause damage by free radicals. The solution? You can probably guess it already (tip: starts with an R).
Drinking a little too much wine or you don’t like that spicy meal? Chamomile has an anti-inflammatory effect on various gastrointestinal complaints. Stressed people can relax a little easier with a cup of chamomile tea in their hand. Bye bye irritability, irritation, fear and anger.
Imagine: you just had a big meal in a restaurant. The best solution to end your evening would be a cup of coffee, right? Wrong! Fresh mint tea is a much better idea to get rid of that bloated feeling. Mint is the perfect partner in crime for nausea, flatulence and bad breath.
Do you suffer from skin rashes, sores or oily skin and frizzy hair? Nettle tea has a purifying, detoxifying and deacidifying effect. Due to the lack of vitamin D, we all suffer from spring tiredness. Nettle tea gives your body (and your resistance!) that boost (especially because it’s rich in iron and calcium) to get more energy. Pain relieving and anti-inflammatory, those are the benefits of nettle tea when you suffer from osteoarthritis, arthritis and rheumatism. Nettle tea is increasingly used as an alternative to traditional medication for allergies, hay fever, house dust mite allergy and sinusitis.
Fennel tea is the superhero you need when you suffer from cramps! Flatulence, a swollen belly, stomach or intestinal cramps or bursts are a thing of the past with a cup of fennel tea. Cramps on your airways? Fennel tea can help with a (kink) cough, a wheezing cough, hoarseness, bronchitis or blocked airways.
Fact: if you suspect a vitamin deficiency, it is always a good idea to drink a few cups of rosehip tea. Due to its high content of vitamin C, rosehip is the ideal remedy for fatigue, winter ailments, anaemia and signs of old age.
The beautiful name perfectly fits this powerful type of tea. Goldenrod is a boulder in the excretion of waste products through the bladder and kidneys which purifies and detoxifies the blood. Rheumatic complaints and skin disorders (acne or eczema for example) can be remedied with a cup of Goldenrod tea. A detox @ home? Goldenrod tea is highly recommended during a cleansing cure because it is diuretic and anti-inflammatory. Does your (seasonal) allergy arise? Goldenrod reduces a blocked or running nose, sinusitis, sore throat or a nasal cold.
The road to dreamland is easier to find when you start your evening routine with a cup of lime blossom tea. Sweating remains one of the most efficient ways to purify your body. Tea can also have a calming effect on ADHD, anxiety, irritability, restlessness and nervousness. The proof? Linden blossom!
We understand that you’re not exactly jumping to drink ‘liquorice in a cup’. Still, aniseed tea can be the lifesaver during stomach problems, stomach cramps and flatulence.
Anemia (resulting in fatigue) and mineral deficiencies can be remedied with horsetail tea. Also problems in your bladder and kidneys (kidney stones, kidney stones, blood loss through urine, bladder weakness and incontinence for example) are not too big a job for this type of tea.
Those who see ‘armpit sweat’ as their greatest fear would do well to drink sage tea. Sage, or salva, is sweat-inhibiting in case of excessive perspiration, clammy hands, sweaty feet, nervous sweating and hot flashes. Keeping the flu, bronchitis and colds at bay is also responsible for this type of tea. Sage is also called a typical “feminine” tea. It is good for the typical symptoms of PMS, menstruation, a lack of libido and infertility of the woman.
Marigold is known for its preventive effect on gallstones and liver swelling. Do you suffer from cramps in your intestines or stomach, colic, an ulcer or intestinal inflammation? Then drink a quick cup of this tea. During the time of the month (ladies, I’m sure you know what we’re talking about) Marigold can reduce painful menstrual periods and get rid of cold hands and feet.
It may not sound healthy, but it is: boldo can double our bile secretion and makes the bile a lot more fluid, thus avoiding gallstones and bile path infections. The rest of your digestion can certainly use a bag of boldo. It works preventively against acid bursts and flatulence!
Unlike classical medication for better sleep, poppy has no side effects or dependence. Poppy shortens the time it takes to get to sleep, reduces persistent nightmares, prevents you from waking up at night and improves the overall sleep quality. Poppy tea can tackle nervousness, tension headaches, palpitations, high blood pressure or itching due to stress. Y
St. John’s wort
Do you have a hard time seeing life positive? Don’t worry, be happy! St. John’s wort can help you during mild depressions, a bad mood and tensions. St. John’s wort can also help with stomach and intestinal complaints that are often the result of excessive stress.
You read it right, artichoke also exists in tea form! Artichoke tea can be your partner in crime when you want to win the battle against excess pounds. This is because artichoke improves your metabolism, supports your digestion and can promote your intestinal flora.
What’s in a name? Lady’s mantle tea can help with typical female ailments. Think of PMS, menstrual pain, complaints during menopause or when you want to get pregnant. How exactly does this tea work? Lady’s mantle has an influence on the pituitary gland, also called ‘the control centre of your hormones’.
Problems with your nose, throat or mouth? Then elderflower is the tea you need. Elderflower ensures that excess mucus can be dissolved quickly. Perfect during a cold, bronchitis, a dry cough, hay fever, oral mucous membrane infections, sinus infections, sore throat, inflammation of the tonsils or difficult hoarseness. Elderflower, by the way, has a sweat-floating effect which makes you heal faster in case of flu. Preventing bacterial infections and strengthening our immune system are also part of the job of tea with elderflower.
It may not sound very tasty, but senna tea is also called ‘tea for your bowels’. Senna can help you detoxify your body when you detoxify. Losing weight could be quicker if you clean your colon from time to time by drinking a cup of senna. Bye bye complaints of PDS and bloating!
Liquorice we can safely call an ‘DIY’ in the field of health. Do you suffer from a tickling cough and/or stuck mucus? Liquorice helps to loosen mucus and has an anti-inflammatory effect on your whole body. Liquorice tea versus stress: 1-0. Stress causes the production of the stress hormone cortisol. This can lead to fatigue and lethargy because your adrenal glands are no longer functioning properly. Liquorice ensures that your body produces less cortisol during stressful periods. Drinking liquorice tea also has an influence on our hormones. All the problems we can link to hormones (sensitive breasts, menstrual pain or mood swings) can be reduced with a cup of this type of tea.
Looking for a natural remedy for stress? Melissa is the ideal type of tea when you suffer from all sorts of ailments associated with nervousness. Melissa has a heart-strengthening effect, can calm your body, can lower your blood pressure, has a strengthening effect on the circulatory system and relieves migraines and insomnia due to an overdose of tension.
Drinking tea from fresh thyme is always a good idea. Thyme calms the nervous system, making it easier to relax during stressful moments. A heavy stomach, intestinal cramps, flatulence and diarrhea can also be relieved by drinking a cup of thyme. Sore throat? Gorgel then with some cooled (!) tea!