Tea is one of the most appreciated beverages in the world and its consumption in Brazil is increasing more and more. Hot or iced, consumed for pleasure or as a natural remedy, teas are allied to good health, as they hydrate and provide important nutrients for our body.

The benefits of the most popular teas in Brazil

There are several types of teas, but some plants are more popular among Brazilians. Check below which are the 5 most consumed teas in our country and their respective benefits:

Green tea

Green tea became popular thanks to its power to assist in the weight loss process, but its benefits go far beyond, being indicated as a preventive treatment for the curative of various ailments.

Drinking green tea regularly protects the brain from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, aids in the digestion process, fights high levels of “bad” cholesterol, improves heart function and speeds up metabolism.

Lemon balm tea

Lemon balm tea is indicated for individuals who have sleeping problems, such as insomnia and poor sleep quality, as it relieves tension and helps to relax more. This drink is also indicated to relieve headaches, fight gas and coughs, help in the digestion process and reduce menstrual cramps.

mint tea

In addition to being widely used in cooking due to its refreshing aroma, mint can also be consumed in the form of tea. It relieves menstrual cramps and pain by insect bites, relaxes the intestine and works against some stomach problems.

Despite its benefits, the consumption of mint tea should not be frequent as it can cause allergies.

rosemary tea

This tea is a good natural remedy for colds, as well as fighting anemia and pain caused by bruises. Rosemary tea has antioxidant properties and can prevent tooth decay (without, of course, replacing proper brushing and tooth care).

chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is well known for its calming and relaxing effect, being indicated for moments of tension and in cases of headaches. This drink is also indicated to eliminate swelling in the eye area and prevent heart disease.

According to a survey carried out by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), the regular consumption of this tea acts on the symptoms of premenstrual tension, reducing anxiety and relieving nervous crises.