Medicinal Teas

If you’re anything like me, a good cup of tea can soothe anything in your hectic life. Even if it’s for a couple minutes. Tea has many beneficial natures and certain types of teas can also have medicinal effects on your body.

Green Tea

Antioxidants may interfere with growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Prevent clogging of arteries, help with heart and cardiovascular difficulties by improving cholesterol. Reduce risk of stroke. Reduce risk of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Also the fluoride content could help prevent tooth decay.

Black Tea

May protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke, along with possibly reducing the risk of a stroke. Black Tea contains theophylline which increases blood flow in the capillaries and helps the body maintain normal blood pressure. Can also expand the airways, making breathing easier for asthmatics.

White Tea

Has more potent anticancer properties than processed teas. Studies show that White Tea can thin the blood and improve artery function. It helps lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy one. By thinning blood, lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol, White Tea protects the heart and the entire circulatory system. White Tea contains small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients which keeps teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria that causes plaque, tooth decay and bad breath. It also helps strengthen the immune system and prevent bacterial infections.

Oolong Tea

Helps lower cholesterol levels and could be possibly used as a weight loss supplement. Can help people with diabetes keep blood sugar levels in line.

Chaga Tea

May help boost and strengthen the immune system. May help in preventing the growth of and lowering the risk of some cancers like breast, liver, uterus and stomach. Has some anti-inflammatory properties. Boosts energy levels and supports increased stamina. Helps aid digestion and can prevent some stomach diseases.

Pu-Erh Tea

Known to help lower cholesterol levels, boost blood flow and improve circulation. Aids in digestion of food along with containing antioxidants that help remove toxins from the bloodstream. Has been known to improve the functioning of the spleen.

Chamomile Tea

Antioxidants may help prevent complications from diabetes like loss of vision, nerve and kidney damage. Stunts growth of cancer cells. Helps stop gastrointestinal inflammation, prevents gas and reduces stomach cramps. Used as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Helps people fall asleep, often used as part of treatment for insomnia.

Hibiscus Tea

Studies show links between drinking Hibiscus Tea and reduced blood pressure. Can help lower cholesterol and keep atherosclerosis in check.

Rooibos Tea

Possess some cancer fighting properties and help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Aids in regeneration of liver tissues and helps reduce cramps and gastrointestinal distress.

Different tea can be used for many different purposes and can be very beneficial to your health and mind in different ways. Take these tips on different sorts of teas to figure out which would be most beneficial to you!

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