Tea has been used as medicine to aid in a plethora of ailments for milenia - our ancestors were really onto something, because we still use tea to treat a myriad of symptoms to this day. The right blend can aid in inflammation, boost energy levels, help with digenstion and of course, curb those pesky period cramps (to name just a few of its party tricks).
Enjoyed hot or cold, at home on the couch or on the go, here'st a list of some common feels and our favourite tea blends to help curb them.
SLOW METABOLISM? TRY GREEN TEA
The Green tea is your friend, Moxette! Green tea has been shown to speed up your metabolism, inhibit fat absorption and burn calories. Sign us up! (Side note: Green tea has caffeine in it, so if you're susceptible to laying awake at night, brew this blend earlier on in the day).
FEELING STRESSED OR ANXIOUS? BREW A CINNAMON & CLOVE BLEND
An oldie but a goodie, this remedy dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. It can work wonders for period pain and cramps, too. Double happiness.
BEST TEA FOR PERIOD CRAMPS = PEPPERMINT
Peppermint, whilst being super delicious and refreshing to drink, has anti-spasmodic properties - it can aid in reducing pesky menstrual cramps as it relaxes the muscles of the walls of the uterus. It also helps to reduce bloating, another common side effect of PMS. If a minty brew isn't to your tasetbuds, try Raspberry leaf tea for a similar fix, instead. Both types are herbal blends (no caffeine) and so they won't keep you up at night.
NAUSEA GOT YOU FEELING A LITTLE... GREEN? TRY GINGER TEA
Ginger promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes that neutralise stomach acid and also helps move toxins through your system quicker. Make ginger your nausea ninja.
FEELING BLOATED? ANOTHER VOTE FOR PEPPERMINT TEA
Our minty pal is multi-talented - peppermint tea contains menthol, which helps to relax your stomach muscles and allows you to release any pent up gas. You may want to have the room to yourself for this one, Moxette…
COLD & FLU SYMPTOMS? SUPERFRUITS TEA
Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, tea made from super-fruits like blueberry and pomegranate give you an uplifting boost to your day. Make super-fruits tea your best bud this Winter (second best friend, after us of course).
BEST TEA FOR THE RESTLESS SLEEPER = CHAMOMILE
Chamomile is the ultimate soother. Just don’t drink too much of it before bed – whilst chamomile is caffeine-free and won’t keep you awake at night, a full bladder might. (Bonus tip: Chamomile also works well with a squeeze of lemon and some honey if you're feeling a little tickly in the throat).
Time to get your brew on, Moxette.