Tea has been used as medicine* in many cultures 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 - if not to soothe us and make us feel warm and fuzzy when we're feeling a little down, if nothing else!
Though it's said that the right blend can help 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). We'll let you be the judge.
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 PMS CRAMPS = PEPPERMINT
Peppermint, whilst being super delicious and refreshing to drink, is said to have naturally occuring 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 is said to promote the secretion of digestive enzymes that neutralise stomach acid and also helps move toxins through your system quicker. Make ginger your nausea ninja.
BEST TEA FOR PERIOD BLOATING? ANOTHER VOTE FOR PEPPERMINT TEA
Our minty pal is multi-talented - peppermint tea contains menthol, which may help to relax your stomach muscles and allow 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 BREW 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 so it likely won’t keep you awake at night, a full bladder might. (Bonus tip: Chamomile is also delicious 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.
*Please note the information in this post is not intended to, nor does not constitute, personalised medical advice. See a medical practitioner if you're feeling unwell for a personalised medical diagnosis and treatment plan.