When you’re feeling particularly grotty, and somewhere between giving up and wondering how much more you can take, what you need is the boost to your immune system that this fortifying blend of herbs can bring. Reach for the kettle and brew yourself a cup and feel the cocoon of protective warmth envelop you.
Echinacea encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections, and conditions and can be an excellent herb for those that battle with anxiety. It cannot turn off the fear reflex that people experience but it can limit the physical effects and help you to feel calmer.
Spearmint is a delicious, minty herb that may also have beneficial effects on your health.It’s high in antioxidants, which increase circulation and allow white blood cells to travel faster throughout the body, increasing the speed with which your body can fight off viruses and bacteria, and other beneficial plant compounds that may help balance hormones, lower blood sugar and improve digestion. It may even reduce stress and improve memory.
Ginger has been used for centuries as a cure for nausea and vomiting caused by morning sickness and motion sickness. It also contains compounds that fight to eliminate free radicals and toxins which cause you to get sick in the first place. Ginger also works to prevent the immune system response that causes wheezing, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes in allergic reactions and also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to ease muscle pain and joint pain
Lemon Grass tea has long been a staple of Indian and traditional Asian medicine. It is frequently prescribed as a digestive aid since it works as a natural diuretic and may help lessen the symptoms of gastric upset including nausea and stomach pain.
Siberian Ginseng also known as Eleuthero is a herbal remedy that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant for some 2000 years. It is mostly used in traditional medicines as an adaptogen, one of a unique class of healing plants that help balance, restore and protect the body, increasing resistance to disease and stress. It can boost energy levels and contains compounds known to help overcome exhaustion and prevent its side effects. By boosting the immune system, Siberian Ginseng may improve or speed up the healing process.
As with most teas, tea with mint can have a few minor side effects. This tea should be avoided by people with allergies to its ingredients and sufferers of acid reflux. Pregnant women should monitor and limit their intake of tea with mint and should also avoid drinking the same when breastfeeding since peppermint oils can cause breathing problems in infants and children.