Stress affects us all. Stress is everywhere. You may notice the symptoms when trying to get your kids to spend less time on their phone, during busy times at work, when trying to manage your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. While a little stress is acceptable, and at times actually beneficial, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. You can become easily agitated, frustrated, and moody, feel overwhelmed, and have difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind. This in turn can lead to physical symptoms of insomnia, upset stomach, low energy and feeling generally run-down leaving yourself susceptible to other ailments.
Stress is a part of life. The best thing you can do is to try and prevent stress overload and the health consequences that come with it. A great help in such times is a relaxing cup of tea, particularly a cup of Stress Less with its expert blend of herbs to help you back on an even keel.
If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed by stress, please talk to your doctor.
Chamomile is renowned for its sleep-inducing properties. It’s a natural sedative and muscle relaxant making it perfect for a refreshing night’s sleep. It can also soothe indigestion as well as being a natural way to boost the immune system and relieve symptoms of anxiety, making it more than just a sleep aid.
Peppermint is renowned for a myriad of benefits including: soothing an upset stomach, inhibiting feelings of nausea, combating bad breath, improving digestion, relieving a sore throat and even boosting your immune system.
Lemon Balm is what’s known as a “carminative herb”, meaning it can relieve stagnant digestion, ease abdominal cramping, and have a profound impact on reducing gas, bloating and nausea whilst promoting the overall digestive process.
Rosemary is one of the most widely recognised herbal medicines and has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Today, medical research has backed up many of these health claims. It can help improve digestive processes that keep your gut healthy and happy and boasts antispasmodic properties that help to reduce gas and bloating, supporting healthy gut bacteria and improving nutrient absorption. The antioxidant activity of rosemary helps to flush out free radicals and prevent the onset of oxidative stress, which is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body.
Blue Cornflower Petals can provide strong anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, as well as relief from urinary tract infections.
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.