A hot cup of tea can soothe both the mind and body and has been doing so for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Chinese Medicine practitioners have been using herbal teas to cure, prevent, and treat diseases since 1000 B.C.
Aside from water, tea is the most consumed beverage globally, and many cultures have rituals surrounding tea. For example, in Japan, a tea ceremony is called Chanoyu. During these ceremonies, matcha powder is used to make a frothy tea. Since the 19th century, the English have enjoyed afternoon tea, where tea is served alongside an assortment of small sandwiches and sweets. In Morocco, serving mint tea is considered a welcome gesture.
Modern-day science has shown that our ancient ancestors knew what they were doing when it came to teas. Research has found that tea can have a positive impact on your health. Here are some of the health benefits from a hot cuppa:
Boosts Immune System
Tea has incredible antioxidant properties. Antioxidants can boost your immune system, reduce brain fog, and improve long-term brain health. They also fight against age-related illnesses and conditions and protect against cell-damaging free radicals.
Inflammation is the leading cause of illnesses and dangerous health conditions. Many teas – including ginger, turmeric, chamomile, green, black, and rosehip – can reduce inflammation and inflammation-related issues.
A cup of organic herbal tea that contains ingredients like peppermint, ginger, turmeric, and chamomile are easy on the stomach and can help treat gastrointestinal troubles.
Calms the mind
Drinking tea is often viewed as a wellness practice. Curling up with a hot cup of tea, blanket, and a book can have a soothing effect. In fact, research has shown that chamomile and lemon teas can calm the mind and body.
Improves Heart Health
Many herbal teas have a positive effect on heart health. Studies that have looked at the health of those who drank up to three cups of tea a day found they had better heart health than others. Don’t hesitate to have an extra cup or two – it’s good for your heart!
There are many reasons to love and enjoy hot tea. Find a new blend you love during National Hot Tea Month!