Teas contain amazing health and beauty benefits, these herbs are rich superfoods that help in digestion, cure seasonal discomforts and provides sound sleep. A regular cup of these herbal teas will keep your health and immunity in check.
1. Turmeric Tea for immunity, sinus, digestion and healthy skin:
Turmeric has multiple health benefits and most importantly can help boost your immunity as it is packed with nutrients. It is loaded with antioxidant properties and can protect the cells from damage. It can aid metabolism and rid the body of the harmful toxins and aid weight loss. It can also relieve digestive issues and keep gastric trouble at bay.
To make – Add 2 small piece of dry ginger to 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder along with a pinch of fresh pepper simmer on low for 1 minute. Strain the tea and sip on it warm.
2.Masala Chai or spiced tea for digestion:
Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Masala chai is a flavored Indian tea with its main ingredients being black tea (from black tea leaves), milk, spices like green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger and black peppercorns and sugar. Spices are good for digestion as they could calm your gut and keep it healthy. READ MORE – MASALA CHAI OR SPICE TEA RECIPE TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
3. Basil Tea for anxiety:
The basil plant is an adaptogen (a non-toxic plant that can help the body resist stressors). In the case of basil, its adaptogen property helps one’s body to adapt to or adjust to stress. It can protect the body from stress, stimulate mental performance and normalize body functions. These adaptogens are natural herbs which increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and mental fatigue, as they are rejuvenating or restorative herbs.
To make – Add 5-6 basil leaves to 2 cups of water in a saucepan and simmer on low for 3-4 mins. Strain the leaves and sip on it warm..
4. Ayurveda Tea for weight loss:
Ayurveda teas are traditional herbal teas which are blends of herbs and spices like cinnamon, ginger, fennel, orange peel, cardamom, coriander, rose petal, turmeric, cloves, nutmeg etc. It can aid digestion and burn body fat by increasing the body metabolism and detoxifying the body.
5. Ginger Tea for headache:
A lot of people suffer from headaches due to various reasons like sinus, eye pressure, tension or even migraine. Sipping on a warm cup of ginger tea can help soothe your headache or reduce the pain or nausea caused by a migraine attack. Sometimes, when the serotonin (a chemical in the brain necessary for communication between nerve cells) or estrogen levels change, people can suffer from migraine attacks.
To make – Add 2 small dry ginger pieces to 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Strain the tea and squeeze half a lemon for added benefits, sip on it warm.
6. Chamomile Tea for sleep:
Chamomile is an herb that comes from these flowers which are often confused with daisies. Chamomile has been used very often as a natural remedy to treat insomnia (a sleep disorder). It is known to have mild tranquilizing and sedative effects because 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.
7. Amla Tea or Matcha Green tea for clear skin:
Amla or matcha green tea are rich in antioxidants that can enhance the skin and prevent it from ageing. Vitamin C founds in amla can help give the skin a glow and prevent it from developing fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. It also helps to brighten the skin and lighten the complexion. It can also help remove acne marks and blemishes in a natural way.
To make – Add 1/2 tsp of matcha powder to 1 tbsp of hot water and whisk it really well until it you have a smoother paste. Add this to a cup of milk, top it off with sweetener of choice and enjoy.
8. Peppermint tea or Cumin Tea for bloating:
Cumin seeds (jeera) or peppermint can help regulate digestion and absorption in the body. Abdominal bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract (GI) is filled with air or gas, making one feel full or puffed up in the stomach and can also cause pain and make your stomach look swollen.
To make – Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds along with 6-8 peppermint leaves to 2 cups of water in a saucepan and simmer on low for 3-4 mins. Strain the seeds and have this tea after meals.
9. Rosemary Tea or bringraj tea for hair growth:
Rosemary tea consists of the unique plant compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has a lot of potential and beneficial impacts on general health. This compound in green tea can help prevent hair loss by inhibiting the activity of hormones that induce the hair loss. Drinking rosemary tea can help increase the oxygen and nutrient supply to the scalp, in turn increasing hair growth and reducing hair loss.
10. Cinnamon Lemon Tea for cold, sore throat and sinus remedy:
Lemon tea benefits have been often associated with curing or relieving people’s sinus problems. The sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull. When a person has had a upper respiratory infection or an allergy, sinusitis is caused. Lemon has anti-inflammatory properties and is also a rich antioxidant which can help loosen mucus from clogged nasal passages and can alleviate sinus pressure.
To make – Add 1 cinnamon stick ( 3 inch long) to a cup of water and simmer for 10 mins. Remove from the flame and pour it into a cup, squeeze in half a small lemon and add in honey. Sip on it warm.