Did you know that tea is a natural reliever of stress and anxiety?
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For centuries, millions of people around the world drink tea for many reasons, and many believe that herbal teas can help take the edge off occasional stress and anxiety.
According to nature.com, scientists have found that drinking tea lowers levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Here’s 5 types of tea that’s said to reduce stress!
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This garden herb has a daisy-like flower look that is no bigger than a 10 sen coin (just in case you’re wondering what the flower looks like!).
Chamomile tea helps in calming the stomach and it also contains apigenin - a substance that supports sleep, relieves anxiety, and may help to reduce depression.
2. Turmeric and honey
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Something you can make with ingredients that you can find in your pantry!
This powerhouse combination of turmeric (or as the locals call it - kunyit), is an anti-inflammatory and healing spice, combined with honey that is considered calming and helps with sleep can definitely help you relax after a long stressful day!
3. Green tea
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This tea leaf is high in theanine and amino acids that can help in reducing anxiety.
According to clippers-teas.com, the theanine and amino acids found in the green tea leaves helps you relax and keep stress at bay. Not only that, but the brewing can also have a calming effect on your mind.
4. Ginseng tea
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Ginseng is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is also an effective mood enhancement treatment.
According to Korea Ginseng Corp, ginseng helps the body to deal better with physical or mental stress. Consuming ginseng tea regularly not only can help with easing stress but it can also improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
5. Black tea
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Comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, it is often blended with other plants for different flavours such as Earl Grey, English breakfast, or chai.
According to healthline.com, studies show that the amino acid L-theanine found in black tea can help the body to slow down after a long day which can help you relax and concentrate better.
If a perfect cup of tea makes you smile and lets your heart indulge a little, then what could possibly be the harm?
After a long day at work, why not reward yourself with a nice cup of tea while doing some stress-relieving activities like writing in your journal to help keep you focused and relaxed!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat