5 Herbal Teas For A Healthy MonsoonMonsoon is finally here and with it comes the downpour of sniffles, aches and sores. Beautiful as it may be, this season brings with it unavoidable illness to most and everyone is constantly looking for some comfort beyond medication. Historically, as well as today, tea has been studied for its medicinal benefits and aid to human health. Since there is nothing like a nice, hot cup of tea on a rainy day-in. Here are 5 herbal teas that will help keep your health monsoon-ready.
Rosehip – Rosehips are the accessory fruit of the rose plant. Their dried leaves are easily available in the market these days. Tea made from these leaves can help strengthen your immune system and is also beneficial to your skin.
Green – Already a popular drink, green tea is packed with antioxidants and vital nutrients. A hot cup of green tea everyday will help ward away the common illnesses and keep your spirits up!
Chamomile – The flowers are used to make a tea, that has been associated with many medicinal benefits. Often combined with ginger root, this night-time tea has a very relaxing effect. Useful for fighting colds, it is also known to relieve anxiety, insomnia and gastrointestinal disorders.
Peppermint – Peppermint tea is perfect for relieving muscle spasms, gastrointestinal pain and even nausea. As an antispasmodic, it helps relieve the irritating sensation of coughing and the cooling effect of menthol is also good at reducing fevers.
Echinacea – Echinacea is a plant that contains a host of therapeutic compounds that are beneficial for general health and wellness. Tea made from echinacea can not only shorten the duration of a common cold and reduce the symptoms of bronchial infections, but also boost the immune system that can help avoid viral infections in the first place.
A daily cup of any of these should help you get through this monsoon with a lot less discomfort and a lot more calm.