As the magic of Fall and Winter will soon grace us it comes the time to pull out the winter warmers. Big sweaters, beanies, scarves, indulge in hot chocolate and sit under fluffy blankets watching our favorite movies. Although a much loved time of year, with all its beauty comes the undesirable dreaded cold and flu season.
Luckily, there's the deliciousness of a little something called herbal infused tea to not only delight us with warmth on those cooler days but also provide the health properties to prevent and rid our bodies of the bacteria and germs floating around the crisp air, while acting as a meditative practice aiding the mind and body into a state of relaxation.
Herbal tea has for a long time been considered a natural health remedy, by infusing plant materials such as blending leaves, fruits , bark and roots steeped in boiling water to retain the plants properties. Along with the obvious hydration and tasting incredibly delicious - the infusion of the herbs each contain various medicinal qualities including antiviral properties, aiding digestion, acting as an anti inflammatory , while acting as an overall well rounded remedy for holistic healing and wellbeing.
Here are some of my favorite infused teas to get you started
Peppermint: Your belly’s best friend. Minty fresh flavor commonly used to support digestive discomfort, relieve nausea and reduce stomach inflammation and pain.
Chamomile: For a good night sleep. The pleasant aroma and taste of the Chamomile flower provides its calming properties and stress reducing elements to calm and relax the body inducing it into sleep. While strengthening the immune system fighting cold, flu, sinus and congestion.
Hibiscus: Hello glowing skin. Fruity , sweet and delicious to drink, the floral infused ingredients are rich in antioxidants and high in vitamin C eliminating toxins with its liver support function giving you the perfect glowing skin.
Lemongrass and Ginger: Happier and healthier you. Zesty and uplifting , the combination of lemongrass and ginger reduces inflammation and high in antioxidants, fighting the common cold while providing a source of energy.
For more herbal blends flavors and benefits healthline lists its “top ten healthy herbal teas you should try” for a better healthier you.
Not a fan of the pre blended options? Try self infused tea as another great simple option to developing healthy flavorsome herbal teas tailored to your purpose and personal taste preference. Have a look at some of these natural ingredients to help relieve any ailments you might be experiencing by letting their properties soothe you.
So every now and then when you feel that cold coming on - beat the symptoms by indulging in your favorite herbal tea blend and let the warmth take over.