To many of us, a good morning starts with a cup of steaming hot coffee. It seems like magic, but it is true our mornings get instantly brighter with those revered sips of the brewed liquid. Oh but, we are not going to talk about coffee here; it’s about a replacement for your beloved coffee:) Though the psychological benefits of coffee are widely known, there are other great options such as herbal teas with remarkable benefits. So probably, you can replace your coffee with these options on a few days of the week. It can be a change from your routine and would provide various health benefits as well!
Naturally-caffeine-free teas are a great replacement for your daily cup of coffee. These herbal teas are technically not really teas as they are not derived from the tea plant “Camellia sinensis”. Nevertheless, they have become popular owing to their many medicinal benefits and therapeutic properties.
So come, let’s brew some healthy teas!
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Chamomile tea, prepared using chamomile flowers, has calming properties. It is safe to consume this amazing herbal tea daily, especially in the evenings, to get a good night’s sleep.
And those who have diabetes may consider drinking a cup of chamomile tea after meals to control the blood sugar spikes. Regularly consuming this tea is also great for your skin and hair!
So, have chamomile tea to,
- Calm your body and mind
- Have a good night sleep
- Soothe an upset stomach
- Relieve premenstrual symptoms
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage blood sugar
- Great looking hair and skin
By the way, Chamomile flowers are lovely to look at as well 🙂
Peppermint tea is another excellent herbal tea you can consume on a regular basis for its awesome benefits. It is prepared by steeping peppermint leaves in hot water. Popular as a stress buster and energy booster, this herbal tea helps in weight loss too.
You can reach for a cuppa to relieve headaches, clogged sinuses, or even freshen your breath! Traditionally, peppermint tea has also been used to ease stomach discomforts such as gas bloating and indigestion.
Reach out for a cup of peppermint tea daily for the following benefits:
- Bust stress
- Enhance energy levels
- Boost immunity
- Aid in weight loss
- Relieve stomach discomforts due to gas, bloating and indigestion
- Relieve headaches due to sinuses
- Freshen your breath
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Rose hip is rich in Vitamin C and hence consuming this tea regularly is great for boosting your immunity. You can brew the tea by infusing fresh or dried rose hips, a berry-like fruit that grows on the rose plant called Rosa canina.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are found to help relieve arthritis pain. Plus, this herbal tea comes with anti-ageing benefits!
A cup of rose hip tea can help,
- Improve body’s immunity
- Support weight loss
- Protect against heart problems
- Prevent type 2 diabetes
- Relieve arthritis pain
- Slow down ageing symptoms
Adding sage tea as a part of your diet can be immensely beneficial for your brain health. This simple herb has been extensively used in traditional medicine systems to promote brain health and even prevent brain-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
You can easily brew your cup of sage tea by steeping a spoonful of fresh or dried sage in hot water!
So, treat yourself with a cup of Sage tea for,
One of the most popular herbal teas, ginger tea, is indeed generous in the benefits it offers!
Ginger tea, prepared by boiling the fresh ginger root in water, is great for improving appetite. You can also reach for a cup of ginger tea whenever you feel a bit queasy, perhaps due to motion sickness or morning sickness during pregnancy. And, this is yet another herb great for heart health, blood sugar control, weight management, and immunity. Taking this tea during a cold or flu can make you significantly better. You may consider storing the brewed tea in a flask and taking sips at frequent intervals.
Hence, ginger tea is excellent for,
- Improve appetite
- Better immunity
- Relieve nausea
- Pain relief and therefore, can help with varied issues such as headaches
- Muscle soreness
- Menstrual cramps
- Arthritis pain
- Heart health
- Manage diabetes
- Reduce weight
As you would have noticed, many of these herbal teas offer similar benefits, such as boosting immunity. In addition, each of them contains unique properties specific to the herb, such as one boosts brainpower while another is great for your joints. So, it makes sense to include them all in your routine to reap all of those benefits. Start or end your day with a variant and enjoy the various benefits they provide.
Though it is not customary to give tea to kids, you can definitely give these teas when they are down with a fever or a cold.
You can also find herbal tea bags containing a combination of herbs meant for a specific purpose, such as stress relief, energy boost, sleep time, detox, etc. You can try a few depending on your needs and settle on the one that works for you. It is also best to have a variety so that you don’t get bored.
Also, it is good to check the ingredients when you buy any packed food product. That helps you to know if there are any ingredients that might be allergic to you or if the product contains unhealthy ingredients.