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Being pregnant and desperately wanting our new little addition to come out and meet us, I have been drinking a lot raspberry leaf tea. It is supposed to help tone the uterus to make contractions smoother and more consistent. So it got me thinking about what other teas are good for other parts of the your body. As most of your would know, we supply a detox tea blend with our cleanses of 3 days or longer. The blend we use has dandelion leaf, fennel seed, celery leaf and peppermint leaf. The dandelion leaf is reported to help support kidney function, fennel seed is very good for reducing bloating as well as being a mild diuretic to help flush toxins out. Peppermint leaf positively supports digestion by helping to break down fats and reduce bad cholesterol. Decreased cholesterol levels reduce the work load required from the liver. Here are some other popular (and easy to drink) herbal remedies that could help you feel better on the inside:
Chamomile tea which for me is the go to “before bed tea” chamomile has a mild sedative effect, but it also could help you manage anxiety and stress. It could also be very effective in treating stomach and intestinal cramps as it does contain fairly strong antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory constituents.
Ginseng tea may help to improve the immune system by increasing the number of immune cells in the blood. In one study 227 people got either ginseng or placebo for 12 weeks, and got a flu vaccine after 4 weeks. The number of colds and flu were two-thirds lower in the group that took ginseng. Ginseng is also popular as a natural appetite suppressant.
Rooibios (pronounced Roy-boss) tea is a great alternative to normal black tea. It has a similar taste to black tea, so can be had with milk and sugar but it is totally caffeine free. Plus it is loaded with essential minerals potassium, manganese, fluoride, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and calcium. Three of these minerals – fluoride, manganese and calcium – promote a healthy bone structure.
Lemongrass tea possesses anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties that support healthy cholesterol levels. It is possible that the regular consumption of lemongrass tea could have significant results in sustaining healthy levels of triglycerides and reducing the bad cholesterol in the body.