11 Herbal Teas And Their Surprising Health Benefits

11 Herbal Teas And Their Surprising Health Benefits

Herbal tea is so much more than just a way to relax.


I drink herbal tea every morning. Not just because I love the taste or that the warmth wakes me up, but for the positive effect it has on my body. I always add honey, which is good for you as well. When buying herbal tea make sure to buy only organic, because other teas can contain the pesticides that were sprayed on them.

For any pain or problem you are dealing with physically or mentally, one of these teas should help you feel better.

1. Green 

This tea is said to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. Green tea contains natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. It also reduces inflammation and helps fight cancer and disease. The catechins in this tea kill bacteria and lower your risk of infection.

Green tea is a great substitute for coffee and is a natural form of caffeine. It contains L-theanine, which has anti-anxiety effects. So although the caffeine is giving you energy, you still feel calm. This tea also boosts your metabolic rate and increases the burning of fat.

2. Chamomile 

Chamomile tea is full of antioxidants which lower your risk of a lot of diseases, along with heart disease and cancer. It helps people control their blood sugar levels and is great for heart health.

This tea can relieve anxiety and drinking it before bed is a great way to help you fall asleep.

3. Ginger

Drinking ginger tea is a great way to relieve nausea, stomach pain or vomiting. It improves digestion and helps your body absorb the nutrients in food. Ginger tea reduces bloating and inflammation, while also improving blood circulation.

You should drink this tea when you are sick because it is high in Vitamin C and Magnesium.

4. Peppermint

Peppermint tea is great for any stomach problems. It relieves pain from gas or bloating and helps to speed and ease digestion. Peppermint contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and is good to drink while you are sick because it breaks up mucus.

Drinking peppermint tea also keeps your mouth healthy and smelling nice.

5. Chai

This tea is great to drink in the morning because it has natural caffeine from the black tea leaves. Chai tea also helps improve digestion and gets rid of nausea. It reduces inflammation so it is good for calming aches and pains in your body.

Chai tea contains high amounts of antioxidants and this protects overall cell health, prevents chronic disease, heart problems and supports the immune system.

6. Turmeric 

Turmeric tea really helps reduce inflammation which helps reduce arthritis symptoms. This tea boosts immune function and lowers your risk of heart attacks. It prevents Alzheimer's, helps manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome and protects against liver damage and gallstones.

7. Corn silk

Corn silk tea is used for bladder infections, inflammation of the urinary system, inflammation of the prostate, kidney stones and bed wetting. It is also used to treat congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatigue and high cholesterol levels.

My dog even had bladder problems for a while and this tea really helped her heal.

8. Kava

Drinking kava tea improves attitude, relaxes the body and increases mental clarity. Kava helps improve your mood and eases stress and pain. This tea is so relaxing that right when you drink it your mouth will feel a little numb. It is a great way to fall asleep too.

9. Marshmellow Root

Marshmallow root tea helps relieve pain and swelling of the urinary tract. This tea really focuses on problems in the bladder such as urinary tract inflammation and stones in the urinary tract, but it is also good for other things.

It is used for dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers and constipation.

10. Hibiscus

Hibiscus tea is really good for managing blood pressure. Hibiscus has diuretic properties that increase urination, simultaneously lowering blood pressure. It lowers cholesterol and protects the liver. Other benefits include improvements in digestion, anti-depressant properties and weight loss.

The health benefits of hibiscus tea also include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormone balance, which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression and overeating.

11. Cinnamon

Cinnamon tea works well in soothing strep throat pain and the infection too. Cinnamon has great anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory responses that soothe your throat inflammation and reduces the swelling.

This tea also lowers blood sugar levels and has an anti-diabetic effect.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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I Burn My Mouth On Pizza 9 Out Of 10 Times, I Just Can’t Wait For Perfection

Pizza and perfection both start with a P—coincidence? I think not.


Pizza to me is the food from the gods, and honestly, there is hardly anything that can top it in my book. When I eat pizza, I dig right in no matter if I burn my fingers or mouth in the process because you can't rush perfection, but you can rush the amount of pizza that goes into your mouth. To some, pizza is basic, but to the intellectual, pizza is the perfect meal you can have. Need proof? Read these 10 reasons why burning your mouth is 100% worth it for a slice of heaven.

1. Pizza can be eaten anywhere...

Pizza will be by your side as you travel no matter how near or far. You can even invest in your pizza travels with pizza pouches so you can multi-task while indulging in your fave food while also looking extra saucy.

2. ...And be eaten anytime of day.

Morning person? Breakfast pizza is your food soulmate. Are you a person with a major sweet tooth? Let dessert pizza be your dentist. There is no right or wrong time to eat pizza, and if anyone tells you otherwise, you need to cut them out of your life and call your nearest pizza place.

3. Leftovers are the gift that keeps on giving.

Leftover fries? Soggy and floppy. Leftover noodles? Blah. Leftover pizza? Seriously deserves an A++++++ for being just as delicious as when it was fresh, whether warmed up or cold.

4. Pizza is a well-rounded diet.

Trying to live a healthy life? Eat pizza because it is a well-rounded diet. One, there's tomato sauce on it which is a fruit, two, there is cheese so you have dairy, three, the crust has grain, four you can have vegetables on your pizza or add some meat for extra protein. You have just covered so many food types, and then add in the fact that pizza is usually in a circle. So you are definitely living your best life while eating pizza. Want to know why a pizza is a circle? They don't cut corners.

5. One word: carbs.

Eating pizza is a carb load that can help you fall into a lovely food coma or give you a food baby after eating a little more than you planned. The carbs are worth it in the end because I didn't choose the carb life, the carb life chose me.

6. Simple math: Pizza = Party

You've never heard of a carrot celebration or a steak soirée, but we've all heard of pizza parties. Whether you are having a party for two or hundreds of people, pizza is always a go-to food to feed everyone because one, pizza is a friend to your wallet, and two, because it can feed the masses. Pizza is honestly a party animal.

7. Any size of pizza is a personal sized pizza if you just believe in yourself.

Not in a social mood? Order yourself a pizza, no matter how big or small, and treat yourself to a personal pizza. The pizza won't judge ya if you can polish off a large one in one sitting. You just need to have faith in yourself to do it and maybe some Tums later on.

8. Pizza is always around you.

Not to be creepy, but seriously pizza is always around you. Maybe you have a frozen pizza in your freezer. Or you can make a quick phone call and in less than 10 minutes you can be picking up a freshly baked pizza. Better yet, you can make another phone call and have a pizza delivered to your door in like 30 minutes. Your connection with pizza is probably healthier than most of your relationships.

9. There is no limit to types of pizza.

I can't even count the number of pizza varieties that are out there. Pizza is the chameleon in the food industry because if you can think of it, there is probably a pizza like it. Pizza is limitless and timeless. This delightful slice of heaven will stand the test of time, while fads like unicorn and rainbow food will die off.

10.  Pizza brings all walks of life together.

Thick or thin, meat lovers or vegan, gluten-free or all the gluten, pizza is the one symbol in our lives that unifies together one cheesy slice at a time. With the variety of toppings and types of pizza can help feed the pickiest of eaters and even mermaids.

These are the top ten reasons why pizza is the number 1 food people should eat. This might be cheesy, but a pizza of my heart has been stolen from this food. So don't mind me as I burn my mouth 90% of the time while eating pizza because it hurts so good.

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