My cup of tea…

MY CUP OF TEA 🍵

If you know me you know I’m all about the tea!

Tea is something that has been around for thousands of years. It has been a favourite drink from India to England. It’s delicious, refreshing and full of healing antioxidants.

It’s a natural companion to yoga practise. It gives a little boost before the practise and gentle warmth after.

I could never get bored with tea, as there’s endless amounts of different ones. Green, black, white, matcha, rooibos, herbal teas, etc. Let me share some of my favourite go-to’s.

GREEN TEA

In mornings I love a balancing and energising green tea with some ginger and lemongrass tea.

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.

TULSI TEA

With my yoga practise I go for Tulsi tea.

The “Queen of Herbs,” also known as Holy Basil is the most sacred herb of India.

Tulsi contains essential oils such as camphene, eugenol and cineole that help in relieving congestion. This herbal tea is loaded with anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can help in fighting infections as well as inflammations and allergies of respiratory tract.

Tulsi extract found in the herbal tea is abundant in magnesium, which is a vital nutrient required for the prevention of heart disease. The magnesium in holy basil helps our blood vessels work properly. It prevents deposition of cholesterol and promotes free flow of blood, and also reduces the risk of atherosclerosis.

According to a study done in India, the leaf extracts from holy basil help in lowering blood sugar levels, by as much as 17 percent in fasting glucose and 7 percent in glucose readings immediately following a meal. Daily intake of tulsi tea facilitates metabolism of carbs and fats, and ensures that the sugar in the blood is utilized for energy. By keeping the blood sugar levels under check, tulsi tea reduces the risk of diabetes.

TUMERIC TEA

When I’m after a good cleanse I go for “golden milk” – tumeric tea with milk and honey.

Add a hint of ginger, lemon juice or black pepper and voilá!

Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the ginger family. It has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.

As an anti-inflammatory, tumeric tea may help reduce the most prominent symptoms of arthritis . Several studies have shown that tumeric can also protect against liver damage.

MINT TEA!

There’s nothing as soothing as a cooling mint tea after a heavy meal. I love to kick start the metabolism with this one!

Native to Europe and Asia, it has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits.

Peppermint relieves digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion. Additionally, in a review of 14 clinical trials in nearly 2,000 children, peppermint reduced the frequency, length and severity of abdominal pain.

As peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. It helps to diminish certain types of headaches

In one clinical study with migraines, peppermint oil applied to the forehead and temples significantly reduced pain after two hours, compared to a placebo oil.

Peppermint has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, peppermint tea helps fight clogged sinuses due to infections, the common cold and allergies.

CAMOMILE TEA!

Need a good snooze?

Chamomile has some unique properties that may benefit the quality of your sleep.

It contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain that may promote sleepiness and reduce insomnia, or the chronic inability to sleep.

Something different:

SEA BUCKTHORN TEA!

Meet sea buckthorn! Delicious immune and metabolism boosting magic sea buckthorn tea will support your health and make your skin glow! Being an amazing source of nutrients and vitamins, this healing tea is worth to try to stay healthy through the winter!

Sometimes referred to as the holy fruit of the Himalayas, sea buckthorn can be consumed in mornings and evenings.

A popular remedy in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines, it may provide health benefits ranging from supporting your heart to protecting against diabetes, stomach ulcers and skin damage.

Sea buckthorn helps protect your body against aging and illnesses like cancer and heart disease.

What’s more, its berries boast potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. They also contain good amounts of folate, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E.

Interestingly, sea buckthorn oil may also be one of the only plant foods known to provide all four omega fatty acids — omega-3, omega-6, omega-7 and omega-9.

There you go!

Now go and have yourself a cup of positive-tea 😊

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