We previously covered the potential benefits enjoying a cup of tea can have on your mental health. But are there any physical benefits? And if so, what are they and how can you get the most out of your tea drinking experience? Each type of herbal tea boasts unique benefits on your health. Below we’ve listed just a few ways that enjoying a cup of Tribal Tea Co. loose-leaf herbal tea may help you feel and look your best.
Many flavors of tea, specifically chamomile, have been shown to help you relax and fall asleep faster, resulting in better quality sleep. Researchers believe that its effect on sleep comes from its apigenin content; apigenin is a flavonoid that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, resulting in a sedative effect.
Soothe an upset stomach
Because peppermint tea contains menthol, it can help soothe an upset stomach. It can be used as a cure for constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and/or motion sickness. Menthol and methyl salicylate, the main ingredients in peppermint, have antispasmodic effects, helping to calm the gastrointestinal tract.
Improve blood pressure
Researchers have found that drinking tea is associated with lower blood pressure levels. This is likely due to compounds called catechins, found in green and black tea. Catechins relax the muscle lining blood vessels, which may lead to lower blood pressure, which can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and even death.
Some studies suggest that the caffeine content in most herbal teas can help aid in weight loss. Studies suggest that caffeine increases your body’s energy use, helping your body burn more calories. Tea contains a flavonoid called catechins that may result in a metabolism boost, helping to break down fat in the body more quickly.
These are just a few examples of how enjoying your favorite cup of tea may improve your physical health. Look for part two on our blog soon for even more examples!
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