Ginger and camomile herbal teas
Ginger tea aka..stop feeling sick as a dog tea. This stuff is a life-saver for me especially at a certain time (pmdd time). I will explain in another post about pmdd..that definitely needs a post of it’s own.
It helps relieve nausea, heartburn and indigestion, helps relieve muscle and joint pains, bloating, period cramps and stress too.
Ginger is anti-flamatory, fights respiratory problems, and relieves congestion from colds.
Improves blood circulation. Helps to prevent fat from deposit in the arteries, which can help to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Strengthens the immune system due to high levels of antioxidants. Ginger is high in nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin b6, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, and plenty more. So it’s really good for your health.
You can add ginger to foods such as ginger buiscits and cakes Yum!
You can buy ginger fresh, dried or frozen, I prefer fresh but when I have some left over I peel, chop and put into freezer bags or tubs then freeze it for another time when I need it.
To make ginger tea-boil your kettle, pop a few chunks or slices of ginger into a pan, pour in the boiling water then simmer for about 10-15 mins ( depending how strong you like it) Tadah it’s done. Use a sift before serving. I usually make up a batch to last a day or two..I let it cool before putting in the fridge and its there to heat up as when I need it. You can add honey to sweeten, I use 1 tsp per cup.. yum.
Camomile tea aka…calm the feck down tea.
Camomile relaxes and soothes the nerves and helps to de-stress.
It’s a good digestion aid-helps relieve sickness, nausea and gastric distress.
It helps skin conditions-eczema, sunburn, acne and psoriasis. It’s anti-flamatory and anti-bacterial, so also good for cuts or scrapes when applied.
Camomile helps with PMS symptoms and pain relief.
Eliminates dandruff and great for dry skin and hair when used as a rinse. You can even use it to lighten your hair as a natural hair dye.
Because of Camomiles anti-flamatory and anti-bacterial qualities, it helps ward off colds, infections, sore throats and bugs that can make you sick. What a fab beneficial herb.
I take it with a tsp of honey for taste as it tastes a lot nicer than without. Not going to lie, the first time I tried camomile tea…yuck! I wasn’t keen and didn’t even like the smell much but I tried it again with honey..loved it. So glad I did try it again because it’s a god send sometimes, It really does help to calm my nerves and anxiety.
Ginger & camomile are my definite favourites.
Do you like herbal teas? Have you tried these? Do you have any that help you with any symptoms? I’d love to know…let me know in the comments.
Love Marie x