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Healing Teas for Common Ailments

Healing Teas for Common Ailments

Recent studies in leading medical journals declare tea as a potential heart tonic, cancer blocker, fat buster, immune stimulant, arthritis soother, virus fighter and cholesterol detoxifier. Theses benefits are just to name a few. The chemicals in tea have been shown to protect the body against stomach, breast, colon, and skin cancers. It also helps to lower blood pressure, serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and normalize blood sugar.

Most of the research studies show significant health benefits in people who consumed 4 cups of tea or more daily although some studies found health benefits in those who consumed as little as 3 cups a day. Properties of Tea

Properties of Tea

Green tea

 speeds up the metabolism and increases the calories and fat burned- A Swiss study showed that 3 cups of green tea caused men and women to burn 4% more energy – about 80 extra calories a day. Green tea did not increase heart rate, and the calorie burning was not due to caffeine.

Green tea decreases inflammation and development of arthritis and other conditions- Case Western Reserve University study found that the equivalent of 4 cups of green tea daily reduced the development of arthritis in rats by 50%. A UCLA study found drinking green tea reduced inflammation of the stomach that could lead to stomach cancer.

Black tea   

can lower the risk of Arteriosclerosis (clogged arteries), stroke, and heart attack – a large 10-year study in the Netherlands, found men who consumed the amount of antioxidants called “catechins” found in three cups of black tea were 50% less likely to die of heart disease, caused by narrowed clogged arteries. Another study at Boston University School of Medicine, found a 50% improvement in heart patients with impaired blood vessel functioning (a risk factor for heart attack and strokes) who drank four cups of black tea daily.

Black tea can boost immunity and reduce the risk of influenza 

Oolong Tea

 Is partly oxidized and is a medium between black and green tea in color and taste. 

White Tea

 Is the most delicate of all teas. The infusion produced by white tea is pale, but the flavor is full, smooth and mellow. White tea may be the best tea of all for fighting cancer. The minimal processing employed during white tea production is believed to be responsible for higher levels of antioxidant polyphenols – which are currently being studied as potential anti-carcinogens.

Herbal Tea

 While flavored teas evolve from these three basic teas, herbal teas contain no true tea leaves. Herbal and “medicinal” teas come from the flowers, berries, peels, seeds, leaves and roots of many different plants and have healing therapeutic qualities.

  • Tea can lower the risk of viral infections-a Harvard study indicated that tea chemicals stimulated gamma-delta T-cells that bolster immunity against bacteria and viruses.
  • To promote better health drink at least 3 cups of tea a day. Note that instant, bottled, decaffeinated , highly processed or herbal teas do not have the antioxidant properties of green, black, white and oolong teas. 

Therapeutic properties of tea

1- acne 

 Dandelion tea, Chickweed tea, Burdock tea, any of theses teas help to purify and cleanse the blood. 

2- Allergies:

Parsley tea with a teaspoon of Bee Pollen. Anemia: Dandelion tea, Yellow Dock tea Dandelion contains the nutritive salts necessary to build good blood. Yellow Dock is very high in natural iron.

3- Anemia:

Alfalfa tea, Chamomile, and Peppermint tea. Theses teas help to improve the appetite.

4- Appetite:

Hawthorn tea and Rose Hip tea. Arthritis: Ginger tea, Burdock tea, Yucca Root tea Burdock reduces the swelling in the joints. Ginger tea in nature’s viox. Yucca contains steroids and will reduce inflammation in the Joints.

5- Arteriosclerosis:

Parsley tea with cloves. Green tea drinks are very helpful add a clove or two to spice it up. Blood Purifier: Red Clover tea, Yarrow, Burdock tea, any of theses teas help to purify and cleanse out the blood.

6- Boils:

Dandelion, Burdock and Red Clover tea. Taken as a infusion will help cleanse the body of boils.

7- Bronchitis:

 Pleurisy Root tea, Ginger tea with Cayenne. Ginger tea

with a little Cayenne helps clean out the bronchial tubes.

8- Burns:

Aloe Vera tea. Taken internally will help cool down the body.

9- Cancer:

 Pau D’arco and Red clover tea. Helps to build your immune system up.

10- Childbirth:

 Blue Cohosh and Red Raspberry tea. Helps to strengthen the uterus and tone the reproductive organs.

11- Circulation:

Ginger tea with Gingko Biloba. Helps to improve the circulation.

12- Cleansing:

 Dandelion tea or Chickweed tea. Theses teas help to cleanse out your stomach.

13- Constipation:

Cascara Sagrada, Slippery Elm, Psyllium, Cascara Sagrada will improve bowel tone bring about a beneficial effect.

14- Cough:

Licorice tea, Comfrey tea or Lobelia. Licorice is great to calm and sooth your throat. Diabetes and Pancreas:

 Golden Seal tea with Uva Ursi. 

15- Diarrhea:

 Raspberry, Slippery Elm and Nutmeg.

 

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