Drinking herbal tea is a wonderful way to keep hydrated throughout the day, while at the same time healing your body.
Herbs have so many health benefits. Drinking them in tea form is easy and delicious.
In addition to the medicinal benefits, you get the psychological, stress-relieving advantage of the ritual – sipping a hot mug of tea (hopefully sitting down) does our mind good too.
These 5 teas are my daily go-to teas because they target these issues:
All three of these are big issues for women!
#1: TULSI TEA
My first choice for helping reduce the feelings of stress during the day.
I drink a cup of Tulsi every night before bed. It helps me decompress from the stresses of the day.
- Tulsi is the herb Holy Basil. It’s an adaptogen, an anti-stress agent, which helps the body cope with stress.
- Organic India is my favorite brand
- Tulsi is also known for improving respiratory disorders
- Tulsi also comes in a variety of wonderful flavors (eg. mint, ginger, chamomile, raspberry peach) Choose your fave!
#2: GOJI BERRY TEA
Goji Berry Tea is another powerful anti-stress agent, but instead of having a relaxing impact (like Tulsi tea) it has more of an uplifting impact.
- Goji is super simple to make! Simply put goji berries in hot water. Here’s how
- Goji berries are packed with amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein
- Goji berries are superfoods, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (read more about this here)
# 3: GINGER TEA
If anyone is ANY kind of sick in my house, I pull out the ginger tea! When my family has a sore throat, cold, flu, nausea or any digestive upset, I make ginger tea.
- Ginger eases digestion, reduces nausea
- Soothes sore throats
- Helps combat colds and flus
- It’s super easy to make! All you need is ginger-root and water. Here’s how.
- Don’t want to make it? Pukka tea makes a lovely Three Ginger Tea.
#4: AYURVEDIC BLOOD SUGAR BALANCING TEA
I think I’m going to serve this tea at my Receiving Retreat. It’s so delicious and it curbs sugar cravings!
- Cardamom and Cinnamon keep your blood sugar levels stable which in turn curbs cravings
- Peppercorns give it a gentle spice in addition to adding nutritional benefits of being an anti-inflammatory agent
It’s simple to make:
- 4 pods Cardamom
- 2 sticks Cinnamon
- 10 Peppercorns
- 1 1⁄4 “ slice of fresh Ginger (optional)
- Fill a large pot of water with water
- Drop in your herbs and spices
- Bring water to a gentle boil and then let simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the tea into a large container and sip throughout the day.
I can’t leave simple mint tea off my list. It may seem a bit mundane, but mint is a superstar herb.
- Helps prevent nausea and motion sickness
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Helps regulate appetite
- Improves breath
- Relieves bloating and cramps
- Eases cold symptoms
My favorite brand is Pukka Three Mint
Experiment with these teas! Add one into your day. You’ll feel the benefits right away!
What’s your favorite herbal tea?
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Nina Manolson, MA, CHC, certified Health Coach and Psychology of Eating Coach believes that every woman deserves to feel good in her own body. She helps women create a healthy and positive relationship with their food and body so they can love their body and life! She’s the founder of NinaManolson.com and NourishedWomanNation.com
She helps busy women look and feel their best. She specializes in working with women over 40 who have tried other diets and approaches but are still struggling with their body and food. She helps women step into a new wellness paradigm that makes self-care real and do-able and turns it into sustainable healthy habits that
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