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.

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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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It's the little things in life.
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It is always easier to pick out the negatives in life. We tend to dwell on them and drown out the happy moments. I asked a friend to tell me something that made them happy. They sarcastically laughed at my question then thought about it for a minute. Nothing. But they could easily come up with things that made them unhappy. Then I read them my list, and they were smiling and laughing in agreement the whole time. There are so many more things to be happy and laugh about than we realize. After all- it's the little things in life that can mean the most! Here are 50 things that make me happy. What are your 50?

  1. The first warm day of the year
  2. Laughing so hard your abs ache
  3. Freshly washed sheets
  4. Looking through old pictures
  5. The smell of a coffee shop
  6. Eating cookie dough
  7. Reading a bible verse that perfectly fits your current situation
  8. Seeing someone open a gift you got them
  9. Eating birthday cake
  10. A shower after a long day
  11. Marking something off your to-do list
  12. Drinking ice cold water on a really hot day
  13. Dressing up for no reason
  14. Breakfast food
  15. Being able to lay in bed in the morning
  16. Finding something you love at the store
  17. And it’s on sale
  18. Cute elderly couples
  19. When a stranger compliments you
  20. Getting butterflies in your stomach
  21. Taking a nap
  22. Cooking something delicious
  23. Being lost for words
  24. Receiving a birthday card in the mail
  25. And there's money in it
  26. Finally cleaning your room
  27. Realizing how fortunate you are
  28. Waking up from a nightmare and realizing it wasn't real
  29. Fresh fruit
  30. Walking barefoot in the grass
  31. Singing along to a song in the car
  32. Sunrises
  33. Sunsets
  34. Freshly baked cookies with a glass of milk
  35. Summertime cookouts
  36. Feeling pretty
  37. Looking forward to something
  38. Lemonade
  39. Comfortable silences
  40. Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you have more time to sleep
  41. Surviving another school year
  42. The cold side of the pillow
  43. The smell of popcorn
  44. Remembering something funny that happened
  45. Laughing to yourself about it
  46. Feeling weird about laughing to yourself
  47. Printed photographs
  48. Wearing a new outfit
  49. The sound of an ice cream truck
  50. Feeling confident
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Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

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There has been this controversial debate on whether Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts is the better option when it comes to getting one of the best coffees. As a lover of the White Chocolate Mocha, I can not begin to fathom how someone would be willing to go to Starbucks' competitor, Dunkin Donuts. Here are 5 reasons why you should kick Dunkin Donuts to the curb and let Starbucks into your life!

Study Spot

What better place is there to study than Starbucks! The comfy couches allow you to relax and do your homework peacefully.

The Holiday cups

During the Christmas season, Starbucks comes out with creative cups design for the most wonderful time of the year!

Frappuccinos> Coolatta

Frappuccinos definitely rule over the Coolattas that Dunkin provides.

More menu options

Starbucks provides way more coffee drinks than Dunkin. And the best part is that you can customize your own coffee/latte/tea. Anything you name, Starbucks has it.

The Lactose intolerants are certainly welcomed at Starbucks!

One of my friends is Lactose intolerant and she tells me that Starbucks has dairy-free options.

Best food quantity

Does Dunkin Donuts sell cake pops? I don't think so.

BEST Quality Coffee

Starbucks has the top quality coffees and lets be honest Dunkin Donuts coffee tastes burnt

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