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4 Herbal Teas for Stress-Free Days

4 Herbal Teas for Stress-Free Days

Stressful and tiring days are getting more common as we age. Balancing work, relationships, hobbies, and whatever our life demands are challenging – and often, we look for ways to unwind. It can be as extravagant as traveling or going for a spa day. It can be something as simple as watching a movie or reading a book in the comfort of your own home. Whatever your choice is, you can pair your activity with a cup of herbal tea! Its therapeutic properties will make sure to give you a healthy and relaxing day. 

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Lisa Hobbs

Here are four herbal teas to aid you on your stress-free journey:

Lavender Tea

Regarded as one of the world’s favorite scents, essential oils, perfumes, soaps, and skincare products uses lavender extracts. Aside from being a popular aromatherapy agent, it also has soothing properties that help relieve stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. When its fresh purple buds are dipped in hot water, lavender tea is brewed – a perfect drink to boost your mood and lessen your fatigue.

End your day with a cup of steaming lavender tea to improve your sleep quality. Pair it with a healthy snack to alleviate headaches, backache, and period cramps. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also benefit the skin by promoting skin healing and boosting collagen production.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile flowers and leaves have a long history of being used as a remedy for an upset stomach. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans recorded the use of this herbal medicine in their medical texts. Thousands of years later, chamomile grew to be a popular ingredient in herbal teas. Light with a hint of floral flavor, chamomile tea offers a calming effect and lots of health benefits.

A quick drink of chamomile tea when you are down with a cold helps you get better. It boosts the immune system, soothes sore throats, and aids in digestion. Moreover, its sedative effects help you sleep better.

Lemongrass Tea

Native to the lands of India and Sri Lanka, lemongrass adds flavors to dishes and serves as herbal medicine to cure heart ailments. Aside from being a common ingredient in Asian cuisine, the plant’s dried leaves and stalks make up lemongrass tea.

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Its lemony aroma has soothing properties that relieve stress and anxiety. You can unwind, and at the same time, not worry about your health because drinking lemongrass tea lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol level.

Peppermint Tea

From its strong pepper-like scent to its cool minty taste, peppermint’s uses range from medicinal to culinary and to aromatherapy. As a relaxant, it helps release mental pressure. It is no surprise that they are using the leaves of this plant as an ingredient in a tea that promises to relieve you of your worries for a while.

Restlessness often goes by, and when you find yourself in such a situation, a cup of peppermint tea helps. The menthol found in the herb has antispasmodic properties that permit your muscles to relax. When your muscles are relaxed, you should be free from tension headaches, migraine, indigestion, and stress.

Stress, albeit common, shouldn’t be a part of your daily life. Find time to relax – and remember that herbal teas such as lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, and peppermint are your friends. Brew a flavor of your choice, add drops of honey, and breathe. You’ve got this!

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