Keep the following teas in your Tea First Aid Box to help with recovery, prevention, and overall wellness.
Chamomile Tea - Calming. To calm upset stomachs, to reduce bloating or nausea, to improve digestion, to relax/de-stress, to prepare for sleep
Ginger Tea - Warming. To help with digestion, to prevent/reduce nausea, to calm upset stomachs, to help circulation, to reduce cold and flu symptoms.
Fennel Tea - Balancing. To stimulate appetite, to sooth the throat, to reduce coughing, to help with pregnancy, to help menses, to reduce constipation.
Mint/Peppermint/Spearmint Tea - Soothing. To treat colds, to reduce coughing, to help digestion.
Green Tea - Purifying. To help the absorption of vitamin C, antibacterial, antiviral, to cleanse the body, to provide alertness
Black Tea - Stimulating. To provide alertness, to reduce coughing, diuretic.
Ginseng Tea - Focusing. To help manage stress, to stimulate, to cleanse the body, to help the immune system.
Licorice Tea - Sweetening. To help with menstrual pain, antiviral, antibacterial, to treat ulcers, to help with the management of stress, to sweeten.
Note 1: Steep tea for at least three minutes to release the beneficial polyphenols. As many phenolic compounds evaporate into the air when heated, either cover the tea as it steeps or keep the tea close to the face and inhale the aroma of tea.
Note 2: the tea actions given provide only a sampling of what these teas can do; I'll learn more as I advance in the ND program.