9 natural teas to at all times have in your cabinets


From headaches to digestive disorders through anxiety, the effectiveness of herbal infusions to fight all the little ailments of everyday life is no longer to be proven. If in addition we can take advantage of their many benefits without significant side effects, it is one more good reason to leave the drugs in their pharmacy drawer in favor of an ancestral natural remedy. to highlight the effectiveness of herbal medicine and traditional medicine on many occasions. Nevertheless, in addition to the herbal teas of lavender, thyme, peppermint and chamomile (which are real Swiss army knives to do everything), you never know which infusions to turn to. So discover with us the herbal teas to always have in your cupboards to treat yourself and build your own 100% natural pharmacy.

Things to know before getting started:

-So that the plants can gain enough volume, but also deliver all their phytonutrients (and therefore their health benefits), choose them in bulk and avoid tea balls.
-In addition, prefer to use simmering water rather than boiling water. The latter could indeed harm the more volatile elements of the leaves and flowering tops. So you could lose some of the aromas and properties of your herbal teas. And to make matters worse, too hot water can irritate your throat.
-Finally, take the reflex of always cover your cup or saucepan when the flowers, stems and other leaves are infusing. Your herbal tea will be even more aromatic and concentrated!

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Make way for essential herbal teas!

1) Passionflower to fight against stress

There is a wide range of extraordinary anti-stress plants. However, passionflower is a leader in this area thanks to these anxiolytic properties. It thus makes it possible to reduce anxiety as well as the various signs of nervousness and has the advantage of effectively accompanying the weaning of sleeping pills. It is excellent to take before going to bed to decompress before sinking into the arms of Morpheus.

2) Rosemary: friend of digestion

Whether it is to deal with digestive disorders or simply in anticipation after a very rich meal, the digestive and detoxifying properties of this delicious aromatic plant are particularly appreciable. Its little extra is that this plant acts on the liver and activates bile secretion to allow better digestion of fats. And to top it all off, it’s a tonic plant that limits postprandial drowsiness (that which occurs after lunch or a meal). It is therefore ideal during the day, but less recommended in the evening.

3) Linden to improve sleep

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If the passion flower is appreciated in the evening for its soothing power, the lime tree remains the most cut to offer you a quality sleep. It is indeed thanks to its hypnotic properties that it allows poor sleepers who suffer from insomnia or temporary sleep disorders to have a good night’s sleep. You can nevertheless quite ask for an association of linden and passionflower in herbalism. This will be the ideal combo for the most stressful and trying times (especially in the event of a panic attack)!

4) Willow bark to knock out headaches

In willow bark, we find salicin, a precursor compound of the famous salicylic acid. anti-inflammatory and analgesic. With a delayed effect, this plant is very effective, and this, in very small quantities: a teaspoon of willow bark per cup. If the pain persists, you can repeat the preparation. However, do not exceed three cups a day.

Please note that this plant is not recommended for pregnant women and people allergic to aspirin.

5) Hibiscus, good for your immune defenses

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In addition to being good for the figure, hibiscus is also tonic, invigorating and rich in vitamin C. In addition to bringing you vitality, it is also very effective in strengthening the body’s natural defenses. Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, this plant is also to be avoided after 4 p.m. at the risk, as with coffee, of preventing you from sleeping at night.

6) Eleutherococcus to stimulate oneself

Eleutherococcus is a so-called adaptogenic plant. She allows to better recover and cope with stress. This helps us in passing to regain physical performance and intellectual capacities at the top level. Generally, it is used as a cure for 10 to 21 days when temporary fatigue sets in, or more occasionally when an important deadline looms on the horizon. You can take up to two cups a day, but never after 5 p.m. (unless you don’t want to sleep!).

7) Lemon balm to relax, sleep well and digest well

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Calming and relaxing, this adaptogenic plant helps to fight against stress, sleep disorders, but also ailments related to poor digestion. Often used to promote sleep, it is not recommended for people who then have to hit the road. Generally, you can take 3 or 4 cups a day outside of meals. In the evening, it is advisable to take it after the meal to avoid the diuretic effect.

8) Yarrow: the number one enemy of menstrual pain

The antispasmodic action of yarrow allows it to soothe the period pain that migraine very common during the second part of the menstrual cycle. It is therefore very useful for women and can be combined with feverfew during this period to relieve these female ailments. On the other hand, do not exceed 2 to 3 cups per day.

9) Lemon verbena against digestive spasms

Lemon verbena has recognized digestive qualities that allow it to relieve spasms and reduce bloating. This plant is also soothing and therefore the best choice for people who digest badly because of stress and whose anxiety affects the digestive sphere on a daily basis. To make the most of its aromas, crumple five to six leaves before pouring them in hot water to infuse them.

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