Five anti-inflammatory teas to help you relax on #selfcaresunday
To help you prepare for a positive and productive week, we want to help you disconnect, destress and love yourself whole-heartedly for your #selfcaresunday.
Here are five homemade anti-inflammatory teas we love that will target your pain points and help you enter a state of utter bliss before conquering the upcoming week.
This five-ingredient tea is packed to the brim with anti-inflammatory components and tastes just as good served hot as it does chilled the next day.
Lemons are versatile and naturally hydrating. They work to relieve headaches, nausea, bloating and also aid in digestion. The ginger contains gingerol, which is a substance that's responsible for its highly anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger especially works to reduce nausea.
The turmeric is considered an anti-inflammatory super food, and both reduces joint pain and improves liver function. Cinnamon has more than seven kinds of flavonoid compounds, which are highly effective at fighting dangerous inflammation levels throughout the body and lowers swelling, inflammation and even helps fight infections.
Although the maple syrup isn't necessarily anti-inflammatory, it's a great alternative to using processed sugar and is packed full of antioxidants.
The five ingredients in this tea-based drink work to alleviate the most common symptoms and pain associated with endometriosis.
Yarrow tea, the base of this drink, has been shown to be an incredible resource for Endometriosis and alleviates bloating, reduce inflammation and strengthen the uterine wall. The whey isolate protein powder serves as a low-lactose, easy-to-digest resource for increasing amino acids in the body and also repairing muscles after strenuous use. Slippery elm powder rejuvenates the digestion tract through mucus secretion, which is especially beneficial for women with endometriosis who rely on pain medications and hormonal treatments that can strip the stomach lining.
This tea is extremely simple both in ingredients and preparation and mainly focuses on propelling the benefits of the burdock root.
The benefits of burdock root tea come from its significant levels of luteolin, quercetin and other antioxidants, as well as vitamin B6, folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, calcium and iron. These vitamins work to reduce inflammation, increase detoxification, improve liver function and boost the immune system. Add honey to both sweeten the tea and boost your antioxidant intake.
For this simple recipe, all you will need is water and fresh mint leaves - either peppermint or spearmint will work well. Lemon, honey or sugar are optional.
Other than making our breath smell irresistibly fresh, mint also helps with digestion, and it has been used for thousands of years to soothe upset stomachs, protect the mucus lining of the stomach and help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It may also reduce nipple pain in breast feeding mothers.
Although the ingredient list for this tea is extensive, and there is no clear-cut recipe to follow, the colors of this tea are enchanting, and each ingredient was carefully selected to warm the body and alleviate menstrual cramps through improved blood circulation.
Along with powerful ingredients that we previously discussed like cinnamon, ginger and yarrow, this tea also consists of milky oats, raspberry leaves, hawthorn berries and peony.
Bring water to boil, then seep equal amounts of each herb for about 15 to 30 minutes (depending on your strength preference) in low-heat simmering water. Adjust herb amount to taste as needed and add honey for an extra boost of both sweetness and antioxidants.
Milky oats, or milky green oats, refer to the creamy oat tops, picked fresh at the height of the season. These seed-like grains simultaneously soothe the body with nutrients like magnesium while supporting energy levels by feeding the endocrine system with nutrients like potassium and iron.
Raspberry leaves help balance hormone levels and strengthen the uterine walls, while hawthorn berries regulate blood circulation and aid in digestion.
Peony is commonly used among women with PMS, PCOS and cramps because it can block chemicals produced by the body cause muscle cramps