- Colds: During the autumn and winter months, chilly season is at its peak. But, in case you are underneath stress, a chilly pays you a go to year-round, particularly when you’re touring. If your immune system is underneath assault, a chilly could be prevented or the severity lessened with tea.
What Tea Rx to Use: Drink one 8-ounce cup of black tea (sizzling or iced) with or with out 1 teaspoon honey two to a few occasions per day whereas signs final.
Why You’ll Feel Tea-rrific: Tea researchers consider it’s the compound antigen (a molecule able to inducing an immune response) in black tea that bolsters the physique’s immune system and should assist guard towards colds. Known for being wealthy with antioxidants, tea additionally incorporates tannins which can assist to stave off viruses like a chilly.
- Coughs: Coping with a chilly could be annoying however coughing (both from a chilly or allergic reactions) could be pesky and make your throat and chest ache.
What Tea Rx to Use: Opt to brew one 12-ounce cup of black or white tea. For an additional throat soother, add 1 teaspoon of local honey (native honey is very good for allergic reactions!). Repeat as obligatory.
Why You’ll Feel Tea-rrific: Tackling a cough takes a little bit of sleuth work to find why you’re coughing. If allergens are the difficulty, as an illustration, it’s time to get an air air purifier, vacuum and dirt extra, and add tea with native honey to your weight-reduction plan repertoire.
- Flu: Catching the flu, which may come on all of the sudden, drags you down and into mattress. Viruses come in all kinds and may give you something from a 24-hour bug to a cussed virus that’ll grasp on for weeks.
What Tea Rx to Use: Take 2 cups of tea (black, inexperienced, or white) and 1 cup of your favourite vitamin C-enhanced natural tea– akin to hibiscus.
Why You’ll Feel Tea-rrific: It’s no shock that tea is chock-full of antioxidants—the great guys that may preserve your immune system wholesome and stave off germs you would encounter. By ingesting tea and a vitamin-rich tisane teamed with a nutrient-dense weight-reduction plan, you’ll be holding your immune system sturdy.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder: Feeling down and sluggish with SAD? Seasonal despair is but is one other monster to face in the colder months. I’ve tackled the signs with an arsenal of cures—and tea is on the listing come late fall by way of early spring.
What Tea Rx to Use: Brew 1 cup of inexperienced tea. Steep for three minutes. Repeat 2 occasions per day.
Why You’ll Feel Tea-rrific: Green tea has 45 milligrams of caffeine (which may give you a bodily and psychological burst of power). But additionally, inexperienced tea incorporates L-theanine—a compound that enhances mind chemical substances together with serotonin and that may give you a calming sense of well-being.
- Sore Throat: A sore throat is a telltale signal that a chilly or allergic reactions are looming, so somewhat than run to the pharmacy for medicine each time, why not take another route and switch to tea first?
What Tea Rx to Use: Dried oolong leaves mixed with rose hips or hibiscus could be a excellent pairing. Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves and 1 teaspoon of the herbal tea of your selection in 1 cup of sizzling water. Steep for a jiffy, then pressure. Add honey to taste.
Why You’ll Feel Tea-rrific: Oolong tea could cut back swelling and irritation, as a result of flavonoids. Also,native honey boasts anti-inflammatory advantages and incorporates pollan to assist stability allergic reactions.
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea
Ginger and lemon go collectively like salt and pepper—two of nature’s most interesting superfoods with an immunity booster that may preserve you wholesome this winter and all year-long.
2 cups water
10 skinny slices ginger root, contemporary
1 lemon sliced
three tablespoons honey
1/three cup lemon juice
Bring water, ginger root, and lemon slices to a boil for 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from warmth, steep 10 minutes, pressure. Stir in honey and lemon juice. You may add apple peel, a piece of onion, and one or two tablespoons of chamomile.
(Courtesy: Gemma Sanita Sciabica)
Excerpt from The Healing Powers of Tea 2018. All proper reserved. Reprinted with permission from Kensington www.kensingtonbooks.com .
Cal Orey, M.A., is an writer and journalist. Her books embrace the Healing Powers Series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee, and Tea) printed by Kensington. (The assortment has been featured by the Good Cook Book Club.)
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