Thursday, December 18, 2008

Benefits of Tea- More Than A Drink

Tea can do a lot more than taste good. Green, black, and oolong teas contain antioxidants called polyphenols which research has shown to help in preventing several forms of cancer, possible reduction in heart attack and stroke, and aides in overall health and well-being. Herbal teas do not usually carry the same polyphenols, but do contain other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that can help in a variety of ways. Seems for every ailment there's an herb, and it all boils down to a good cup of tea.
Here is a few other ways to use specific herbal teas to our benefit. Enjoy!
Ginger tea
- promotes enzymes that promotes digestion and helps with nausea and upset stomachs
Thyme
Breathe over a warm cup to help clear your sinuses or use in hot bath. - is a natural antihistamine and helps fight infections.
Rosehips
- is rich in vitamin K, bioflavanoids, and citrics. Age defiance at it's best!
Shiny horsetail grass
Sipping on this tea is great for your hair, nails, and skin. - richest in silica, an element in tissue repair.
Rosemary tea
- a great hair rinse that promotes hair growth a gentle removing of hair build up
Oatstraw tea
- great for weight loss due to it's high fiber content and richness in vitamins A,D, B1, and B2
Chicory and dandelion tea
- natural appetite suppressants
Chamomile
- helps you sleep and relax
Apple peels
much of the apples nutrition value lies in the peel - brew some in with your regular tea.
Red clover
- in large amounts emulates female hormone which may help ease menopause symptoms
Lemongrass
- mild diuretic
Sassafras
- helps prevent bronchitis
Birch tea
- helps with rheumatism and headaches

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Ruth & Joe Barrett

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