Tea First Aid Box.

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.


  1. Thank you for the list - we will print it.

    We've been trying to remember which teas are best for what and this certainly will help.

    A little future ND got us started on healing teas last fall ;)

    xo PJ&M

  2. It seems to me that all tea does all of those things somewhat. ;)

    Calming - because you have to slow down and wait to drink and not do so too quickly or else you will burn yourself.

    Warming - because it's hot.

    Purifying - because it gets you drinking a bit more water

    Stimulating - because you have to get in gear to make it.

    Balancing, Soothing, Focusing - self-explanatory, in the same vein as Calming

    Sweetening - if you sweeten it?

  3. Ahhhhh. Interesting point, Tony. I like, I like. :)


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