Most of us equate relaxation with a good old cup of tea. And although it is said that a lot can happen over coffee, let us not underestimate the power of a storm in a tea-cup. Apart from being our faithful companion during rainy days, tired evenings and endless meetings, various types of tea have various health benefits, and can cure you of a surprising number of ailments. We’ve listed a few here.
Do you find it difficult to wake up in the mornings or stay awake in the afternoons? Sip on some peppermint tea to find yourself instantly refreshed and awake. Peppermint tea is basically an infusion brewed from peppermint leaves. A cup of tea doesn’t necessarily remind us of the sharp, cold, effect of menthol, but peppermint tea does contain menthol as an essential component, which instantaneously wakes us up.
We now tackle a conundrum of the opposite nature. Does sleep elude you? If you lie awake at night, counting how many hours you have left before you must wake up, and no amount of counting backwards will make your stressed mind calm, have a relaxing concoction of chamomile tea. Chamomile tea also reduces dark circles. Simply take a used teabag and press it around your eyes for instant effects.
Lemon tea has strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, immunity-boosting powers. Lemon tea has high hydrating powers and also flushes toxins from our body. Add to this that Vitamin C is one of it’s key components, and it is no surprise that lemon tea does wonders for our skin. Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen, which is responsible for the growth of new blood cells and skin rejuvenation. Thus, if you make lemon tea a part of your morning routine, you will undoubtedly find your skin glowing from within.
Oolong tea has the health benefits of both green tea and black tea. Oolong tea helps in losing weight as the polyphenol compound it contains activates certain enzymes which speed up the metabolism of the body. Regularly consuming oolong tea can help combat obesity. It also functions as an anti-oxidant and removes radicals from our body.