Stress is something that we all deal with to some degree. For some, ending the day with a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverage helps to defog the brain from a day of meetings, kids and other forms of stress. Daily use of alcohol can create dependence and even weight gain over time. Consider ending your next stressful day with a cup of herbal tea instead.
In addition to relieving stress, herbal teas provide relief from a large variety of ailments such as upset stomach, high cholesterol and even anxiety! The warmth from the tea can help heal a sore throat, help singers re-gain their voices after being sick and can simply get the chill out of your bones on a cold night without the calories of hot chocolate.
Herbal teas are made from fresh, nurtured plants that are all natural. Teas produce a substance that flush toxins from your body, which explains many of it’s healing properties.
The various blends of herbal tea not only tantalize the taste buds and provide you with an endless variety of flavors. Make sure you don’t add sugar or other stimulant like ingredients to your tea. A little honey will sweeten it up nicely. Making tea a habit with honey in it can even help solve your allergy issues. Consuming a minimum of two tablespoons of local honey each day can greatly reduce your allergies. The honey must be local in order for this old remedy to work. Most people do not like honey on its own so using it as a sweetener in your tea makes the whole thing a win-win situation!
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink, you’ll love herbal teas for both taste and the benefits they provide. If you would like to learn more about the relaxing powers of herbal teas, check out Healthy Life Journal’s 4 Teas for Relaxation.