Herbal Teas for Every Ailment
We all know that tea is great for a light caffeine boost, clearing your skin, and keeping you hydrated, but what else can these little leaves do? Green: Green tea is one of the lesser processed teas, therefore it’s high in antioxidants! Black: Black tea is known for it’s larger amounts of caffeine and antioxidants. Oolong: Oolong provides the benefits of both black and green teas, and with it, a fruity flavor. White: White tea reigns as the least processed type of tea, making its antioxidant properties the highest. Rooibos: Rooibos comes from South Africa and is naturally caffeine. Peppermint: The oil and menthol found in peppermint can have a therapeutic effect. Dried Ginger: Ginger’s anti-inflammatory abilities can soothe the stomach and relieve sore muscles. Stinging Nettle: Nettles are the most often recommended remedy for seasonal allergies and can help relieve itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose. Yerba Mate: Yerba Mate can also lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Lemon Balm: Widely known for its calming effects, lemon balm can also help with the common cold and other respiratory issues. Chamomile: While its sleep-inducing properties are well known, chamomile can also soothe puffy eyes and be used as an anti-bacterial mouthwash. Hibiscus: In addition to being refreshing, hibiscus also has properties that help lower blood pressure, especially for those with diabetes.