Time flies. Although the weather is still very nice for the time of the year, the summer really flew by. This often means that flu and cold are lurking. You then want to relax on the couch with a blanket and a cup of hot tea.
A tea is even better around autumn than in summer. Plus: some types of (herbal) tea are not only tasty, but also seem to be good for your health!
1. Mint tea
We can now call mint tea pretty hip. You may have drunk this tea before, without being aware of the benefits. A mug with hot water and mint leaves seems to have a stimulating effect. The advantage is that it can get your intestines going well. Because mint tea not only seems to be good for your intestines, but also for your stomach, it can also help against nausea.
Did you wake up lazy? Then you can also make a cup of mint tea for yourself, to stimulate your alertness.
2. Chamomile tea
Do you have a lot of stress or are you restless? Drink a cup of chamomile tea! Many studies show that this tea has a positive effect on our health. Chamomile ensures that you become calm. It can therefore reduce your stress and let you sleep well for a night. In addition to that chamomile tea helps with stress and poor sleep, it also seems to help with abdominal pain.
3. Nettle tea
At first you are probably thinking of the “itch plant” on the roadside. But it’s more than that. Nettle seems to have a detoxifying effect and a cup of tea can stimulate your kidneys, so that your waste products can be better disposed of. Do you suffer from impure skin? Nettle tea to the rescue. Indeed, another advantage of nettle tea would be that it is anti-inflammatory. There is also vitamin C in nettle tea and it ensures that you can better absorb substances such as lime and iron.
4. Ginger tea
You like it or you don’t like it: ginger. Anyone who likes to drink a cup of ginger tea is lucky because it helps against multiple health problems. Ginger tea appears to be good for preventing the flu and cold by improving your immune system. Already catching a flu or a cold? Even then a cup of ginger tea works wonders. This tea can relieve your nasal congestion, airways and sore throat. Drinking ginger tea also seems to work well against nausea and to reduce menstrual abdominal pain, for example.
5. Cranberry tea
What cranberry can do for your health is perhaps already better known. As with drinks such as cranberry juice, cranberry tea is said to work well against cystitis. Because it contains antibacterial substances, it would help to clean your urinary tract and that helps against infections. This type of tea is also full of antioxidants that seem to be good for your kidneys. Are you not fond of ginger, but do you want to strengthen your immune system? You could also drink cranberry tea to reduce the chance of a flu. Extra nice, it also contains vitamin C.