Treating these common problems with tea

When one generally talks about tea and how or why tea is good for us, they usually cover the various health benefits of tea.  After all, there are so many such advantages to drinking the different types of tea that are out there and that list just seems to be getting longer on a regular basis as more and more benefits of tea are found.

Here, we take a look at some of the teas that can be drunk to take care of some of the more common ailments or problems that a lot of people undergo in their daily lives.

1. Bad breath

There are a number of reasons why people develop bad breath. While it could be due to their eating or personal hygiene habits, one of the major and more common dental problems among numerous others is the formation of plaque. It has been found in the past that polyphenols from both black tea and green tea are capable of destroying the bacteria in the mouth which leads to things like tooth decay, bad breath and even mouth cancer at times. The third tea, not surprisingly, to combat bad breath is peppermint tea.

2. Headaches

There are numerous reasons why people suffer headaches across the world and the good thing is that tea has the answer to most of them. Feverfew, ginger and chamomile are some of the teas which can be consumed to take care of light headaches or even migraines. It is best to drink any one of these as soon as the first signs of headache are detected. These teas contain anti inflammatory properties and ginger has been used for centuries because of its ability to block swelling in the brain.

3. Anxiety

This is probably going to be the most common problem on this list as everyone goes through these symptoms at some point of time in their life. There is no doubt that chamomile is the go to drink whenever there is the need to battle stress and anxiety. However, the good thing with the advancements in technology is that similar benefits have also been found in green and black tea. There is an amino acid called L-theanine which is found in both these teas and is known to promote calmness while also maintaining an alert state.

4. Acne

Probably the most hated non harmful skin problem around the world and something which most people all over the world experience as a result of clogged pores and cysts along the back, chest, face and shoulders. Herbal teas, and in particular, rooibos, chamomile and spearmint are the perfect answer to help out in this case as they have all been drunk as well as used topically for such reasons. The thing to keep in mind is none of these teas actually stop the growth of acne but instead help to fight against it. Rooibos contains some powerful nutrients which are good for the skin while spearmint has anti inflammatory properties which stop acne forming bacteria from growing and also prevent clogging of the skin. Spearmint has also been known to help with hormonal imbalances which are also one of the chief reasons for acne.

5. Allergies

The rate at which the pollution in the air is rising around the world, it seems like common allergies like congestion, sneezing and itchy eyes are only going to increase in the future. Stinging nettle tea is one of the best options for people looking to get rid of such symptoms. It contains some antihistamine properties which are known to prevent allergies attacks from even occurring. The menthol in peppermint teas helps to break down mucus and bring it out of the system while the antioxidants in green tea have been known to hinder a number of allergies.

6. Weight loss

Everybody wants to be in top shape and feel it too. Unfortunately, this is not the case and a lot of people around the world struggle on a daily basis with weight problems which, at times, leads to further health problems. Not everyone can afford to devote the time to exercise on a regular basis and drinking a cup of the correct type of tea could help alleviate weight issues for such people. Both green tea and white tea have been known for their association with weight loss due to studies in the past because of the antioxidant EGCG that they possess. In the past couple of years, the Latin American beverage has gained notoriety for its ability to stave off hunger pangs that ensures that there are fewer occasions on which we feel hungry.

Tea does many a good thing to a large number of individuals and here were a couple of more ways in which it shows its abilities to create a positive impact on the everyday lives of people. Now, there are more reasons than one to consume your favourite cuppa of tea and also to experiment with a number of different types of tea the next time you are held up by one of these common problems.

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