Unlocking the Health Benefits of Healing Teas

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A warm cup of tea can provide a soothing break at any point in the day so you can relax and de-stress, but the benefits of drinking tea don’t end at mild relaxation. Healing teas made with natural herbs and nourishing plant roots can offer a variety of beneficial effects that will allow you to take on the challenges of a tough day without compromising your health. Here are some healing teas  known for their healing properties.

Ginger
Whether you have a common cold, motion sickness, or digestive discomfort, ginger tea can provide soothing relief that packs a zippy punch of flavor. Ginger aids in proper digestion, making it ideal for a sour stomach or nausea caused by motion sickness. It is also a quick remedy for a sore throat—particularly with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

Fennel
With a slightly sweet flavor similar to licorice, fennel makes a delicious tea that can ease bloating, gas, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome. It works to ease these digestive issues by encouraging smoother muscle movement in the bowels, which helps to release gas and decrease water retention. Fennel tea may be derived from the roots or seeds of the fennel plant.

Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is an herb related to mint that has mild sedative qualities to promote anxiety relief and the release of emotional stress. The soothing effects of lemon balm can also be useful for relieving vomiting, menstrual cramps, headaches, and inflammation.

Valerian
If you are suffering from insomnia, valerian tea might help you get more restful sleep at night to sustain your health. Valerian is an herb that has sedative qualities to allow you to relax and get a good night’s sleep.

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