For some of us it is coffee and for the others, it is tea! Tea is often consumed to provide a therapeutic effect and has been around for centuries to provide an energizing effect. We’ve all heard of different types of tea right from tea from various tea varieties like black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea to flavored tea variants like flower flavor, spice flavour and even ice-tea!
But all you tea drinkers out there, did you know that there is tea available for every mood of yours? Read below and find out more –
Teas are rich in essential oils, minerals and antioxidants, which in turn have a direct effect on your mood.
1. Chamomile Tea:
Chamomile is an herb that comes from these flowers which are often confused with daisies. Chamomile tea has been used very often as a natural remedy to treat insomnia and is known to have mild tranquilizing and sedative effects. It contains apigenin (an antioxidant providing muscle relaxation and a sedative effect), which can be found in abundance in chamomile tea. Consuming this tea before bed can also help soothe the nerves and reduce other sleep related problems like nightmares etc.
2. Peppermint Tea:
Feeling a little dull and lacking concentration? Well, drink a cup of mint tea. It is a caffeine-free energy booster,. Mint has been known to arouse one’s mood and also improve cognition. It promotes alertness and gives the nerves a calming effect. It stimulates the senses and enhances your mood.
3. Black Tea:
Black tea does contain a little caffeine (a well-known stimulant) but it also contains the amino acid L-theanine which helps balance the effect of the caffeine present in the tea. L-theanine helps in reducing anxiety and stress.
4. Green Tea:
Similar to black tea, green tea also contains a little bit of the mood enhancer, caffeine. The polyphenols in green tea can influence the availability of dopamine (the chemical in the brain responsible for pleasure) in the brain. Green tea has been associated with a lot of health and beauty benefits.
5. Lavender Tea:
Lavender has been used since ages by Herbalists for its curative properties. It has curative properties to promote calmness and wellness in turn helping reduce stress and fatigue. It has anxiolytic properties that help in reducing anxiety. Research also indicates that the active compounds in lavender might impact the impulses between the brain cells, which improves the mood and calms the nerves.
6. Masala chai Tea:
The aroma of spices in masala chai is naturally uplifting, stimulating, and energizing. Just smelling your tea can help you feel instantly better! And when you drink it, the energizing spices boost your circulation and feelings of being reenergized. It helps increase the chemical activity in the brain, in turn relaxing the mind and muscles. READ MORE – HAVE MASALA CHAI OR SPICE TEA TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
7. Lemongrass Tea:
Lemongrass has long leaves and an obvious lemon/citrusy flavoured smell, like its name suggests. Sipping a cup of hot lemongrass tea can be helpful to relieve one’s anxiety and uplift your mood.
8. Ginger Tea:
Is it one of those days, where your mood is low because you feel under the weather? Use ginger, the spice common to every kitchen. Sipping a cup of ginger tea, with a little blend of honey can be helpful for migraine, to treat nausea and even for a hangover! Ginger tea can help sharpen the brain and beat stress, as it acts as an aromatherapy and radiates a sense of calmness. It can also boost your immune system, so why not, right?
9. Turmeric Tea:
Turmeric can help make one feel less tired by boosting energy and increasing mental focus. It may even help alleviate symptoms of depression and stress.
10. Ginseng Tea:
Ginseng is a plant which has fork shaped tapered roots a few inches long and are tanned in colour. It is helpful to regulate the immune system functioning and the hormonal changes due to stress and suppresses anxiety and depression, preventing stress-related physiological diseases. READ MORE – 10 HEALTHY WATER RECIPES – clear skin, weight loss, hair growth, and more…
So next time you have a mood swing, you know which tea to choose to help make you feel better!