Herbal teas health benefits
Herbal teas health benefits and how to make your own ginger tea.
Make your own ginger tea
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.
Chamomile tea aka…calm the feck down tea.
Chamomile relaxes and soothes the nerves and helps to de-stress.
It’s a good digestion aid-helps relieve sickness, nausea and gastric distress.
Chamomile 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 Chamomiles anti-inflammatory 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 chamomile 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.
Cooling and refreshing
Benefits: Caffeine free, eases bloating and indigestion, calms upset stomach, sleep friendly, freshens breath, helps clear the nose/sinuses, helps relieve tension headaches, improves energy, may relieve menstrual cramps, fights bacteria, aids in weight loss, improves seasonal allergies, better concentration.
Well they’re actually infusions but some of us like to call them tea’s.
Fruit tea’s/infusion are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, they are amazing for cleansing the body of toxins. Good for boosting the immune system, caffeine free and may help to reduce cholesterol levels.
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 LittleWildflower x