There is nothing that a nice, hot cup of tea cannot solve! Apart from the regular cup of ‘chai,’ herbal teas are becoming increasingly popular nowadays.
BetterButter tells you about 6 herbal teas that can cure simple ailments such as headaches, sore throats and fatigue-
To get relief from a sore throat, drink a cup of lemon tea. Add honey and lemon juice into hot water and let it steep for a bit. Your lemon tea is ready! Honey soothes the throat and the Vitamin C present in the lemon juice helps to provide relief from a sore throat due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Thyme is a fragrant herb that is often used in Italian cooking. Not only does the addition of thyme to various dishes heighten their flavor, but it also gives them an extremely appetizing and delicious fragrance. The flavonoids present in thyme help in relaxing the tracheal and ileal muscles-two muscles that are the reason behind that nasty cough you get. To make this tea, simply add 2-3 tsp of dried thyme to hot water, let it steep for a bit and then drink it up.
Cinnamon is a popular spice, which is widely used during the winters. Simply add cinnamon into a cup of boiling water and your cinnamon tea is ready! You can also add cinnamon, along with the other spices, into your regular cup of masala chai. Cinnamon tea is very good for headaches that arise due to migraines and the common cold. Cinnamon is a rich source of iron, manganese, calcium and fibre. The presence of all these nutrients makes cinnamon tea a very effective home remedy for curing headaches and various other health problems.
Chamomile tea is made using dried chamomile flowers. These flowers are added to hot water and left to steep for 5-10 minutes (depending on how strong you want the tea to be). After draining them, the chamomile tea is ready to drink. Chamomile has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. All these properties make it a very effective cure for stomach issues such as bloating, gas, cramps, indigestion, an upset stomach and a stomach ache.
Instead of having caffeine to deal with fatigue, switch to refreshing peppermint tea. Add mint leaves to hot water, let it steep, remove the leaves and then drink the tea. Peppermint makes you feel refreshed. It helps to improve energy levels and reduces daytime fatigue. Research has shown that peppermint contains natural compounds, which can have a beneficial effect on the energy levels of the body.
Passionflower tea is another herbal tea that helps you relax and makes you stress free. Since you are relaxed, your body naturally feels sleepy. So, if you suffer from insomnia, try drinking a cup of passionflower tea. Passionflower is full of flavonoids and other phytochemicals. These flavonoids target the neurotransmitter levels, which helps you get undisturbed sleep.
Sources: CureJoy, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, Healthline, Live Simply, Livestrong.com, Medical News Today, Meghan Telpher, NDTV Food, Organic Facts, Pixabay, Reader’s Digest, Tangylife, The Daily Meal, The Indian Spot.