5 teas to soothe your body and mind

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5 teas to soothe your body and mind

Published: Fri 9 Jun 2017, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 3:37 PM

With the fast-paced lifestyle many of us lead, sometimes day-to-day activities can take a serious toll on our bodies. We may not understand why our moods change suddenly or why our bodies feel tired, even though we haven't moved around much. While your medicine cabinet has quick-fix solutions, your pantry may have effective remedies.
Tea is easily the most popular drink around the globe, and has been so for nearly a millennium. The Chinese have special teas for everything - from headache prevention to weight control. Now, modern scientific research has offered a much better insight into the multiple health benefits of tea. The experts at Tchaba, the designer tea by SAVA brands, weigh in as they examine how certain ingredients, when included in your tea, can act as a balm to both body and mind.
Hibiscus is known to relieve high blood pressure and helps lower cholesterol. It improves the digestive and immune systems, and prevents inflammation in the body. It also cures liver ailments and reduces the risk of cancer considerably. It can also boost metabolism and aid weight loss.
Rose petals are known to alleviate some of the symptoms of menstruation in women, such as easing painful cramps. Drinking tea that is infused with rose is a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, making it the ideal drink when the body needs an energy boost. Rose is also great for the skin as it can help you relax. It has also been said that drinking plenty of rose tea can help reduce visible signs of ageing, like wrinkles and sagging skin.
The Middle Eastern herb, which is a staple in the Levantine cuisine, has a number of healing properties. It cures stomach disorders, lung congestion, cough and flu. Known to build the immune system, Za'atar also cleanses the body of impurities and toxins.
Mint cools down the body (menthol, a chemical in mint, works with our body's cold-sensitive receptors to trick our brain into feeling a cold sensation) and raises its defences against the heat. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant, soothes an upset stomach, clears congestion relieves heartburn, boosts mental performance, promotes focus, helps with nasal allergies, cleanses the blood and clears skin allergies (like acne, pimples, etc).
Saffron is known to relieve pain. It is a natural solution for many health problems. It helps treat depression, reduces stress and is known to enhance mood. It can help combat Alzheimer's disease and is used to cure insomnia, which is emerging as one of the biggest lifestyle disorders today.

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