IT’S TEA TIME

Herbal teas have many health and beauty benefits.  If you are looking for an alternative to drinking coffee, tea would be a great alternative.

The scent and flavour of lavender are wonderful and makes for a soothing elixir, but the bonus comes from its wide range of health benefits.

Lavender is a flower native to the Mediterranean region and in Northern Africa. Although this flower is known for its pleasant aroma and is often used in cosmetics and cleaning products to add a fresh scent, it actually has a host of health benefits. The tea is made from the purple flower buds that blossom on the plant.Lavender tea is a  naturally sweet herbal tea that will leave you hooked for years. It can be made from scratch at home, or by purchasing a ready-to-go tea bag. When you drink it, you’ll enjoy the nutritional benefits it provides, such as:

  • eases headaches
  • soothes skin
  • relieves upset stomach
  • acts as a sedative
  • relieves anxiety
  • mosquito repellent

Lavender tea is especially known to sooth people who are suffering from anxiety and chronic stress. Lavender has active components which stimulate some neurotransmitters in your brain that offset the raging stress hormones within your body. This helps to make you calm and prevents mental exhaustion.

Lavender Tea Recipe

Here’s a simple lavender tea recipe to warm up your insides when it’s chilly outside:

  • Put some water in a kettle and bring it to boil.
  • Once boiled, turn off the heat and add loose lavender tea. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Strain it and pour into your drinking cup
  • Add some honey, stir it up and enjoy!

This tea will help you relax and aid in digestion. Drink it after dinner or just before retiring to bed.

 

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30 Sep, 2018

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