Tea For Better Mental Health
If you're an avid tea drinker (more than Earl Gray - Sorry Jean-Luc Picard), then you shouldn't be surprised to find out that tea is great for your mind and body. Various mixtures of herbal and regular tea can do different things for your body.
Today, rather than go into the scientific details, we're going to talk about the types of tea you should think about next time you're having a specific issue. Let us know if you've tried others and what they do for you!
Chamomile Tea for Insomnia
If you are having a hard time sleeping, chances are the rest of your life is being affected. Sleep is vital for mental health, and getting seven to nine hours ensures you can function perfectly. To help you calm down and prepare for sleep, try hot chamomile tea.
Over centuries, this type of tea has been used as a natural inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia treatment. The Apigenin in the tea causes tranquilizer-like effects that "chills" out the whole body and causes stress to reduce.
Peppermint Tea for Anxiety
Anxiety has become a pandemic among people in the US and all over the world. In order to combat this, why not drink a spot of peppermint tea? Peppermint is thought to help reduce anxiety, frustration, and fatigue. In one study, it was found to be especially helpful for those who were stressed by being in the hospital.
Lavender Tea for Mood Stabilization
If you're having issues controlling your mood, lavender tea could be your answer. This hot tea works, for some, as good as behind the counter bipolar medication. Just keep your doctor in mind and make sure to track your moods to see if it's really helping you as much as you need it to.
Lemon Balm for Depression
If you're feeling down, take a bit of lemon balm tea and add a drop of honey. The lemony-smell, combined with the GABA boosters have been shown to improve mental health in multiple studies.
Teas for Mental Health
If you're looking for a tea blend that could help you feel better, try visiting your local tea shop. While Teavana might be closed, there are still many tea shops in major cities for you to explore. Your local mall might have an option perfect for you. Tell us, are you a big tea drinker? What is your favorite blend?
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