The teas carry many benefits, from mental health to the body, in addition to helping in various aspects, such as weight loss, concentration, among other things.According to Anvisa, the National Health Surveillance Agency, there are currently approximately 60 species of plants whose benefits have been proven and regulated that can be ingested without risk, even without medical indication.

But when intending to consume a certain tea daily, it is important to always listen to a doctor’s opinion, as there are adverse effects related to certain herbs. This is the case with garlic tea, for example, which can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

the way of preparation

Furthermore, the way of preparation is very important to maintain the benefits and qualities of the teas. For this, normally, an infusion is made, mixing the herb with hot water and covering for about three minutes – when it comes to the leaves and flowers –, or the bark or stem is boiled for two to five minutes.

Teas and slimming

Some teas help with weight loss, such as ginger tea, as well as green tea. This is because they have diuretic properties helping the body to eliminate toxins, as well as excess fluids. Cinnamon and cloves, in turn, are natural thermogenics – as is ginger -, also helping to speed up the metabolism, consequently increasing the burning of calories. It is important not to sweeten it, even with honey.

Cold and flu teas

Other teas, in turn, are great for fighting colds and flu, helping to alleviate their symptoms. Among them are echinacea, green anise and mint. Like the latter, echinacea carries properties that help improve the functioning of the immune system, thus decreasing the recovery time needed for the body to recover during a flu or cold. Green anise, in turn, is an excellent expectorant that helps to fluidize secretions, improving breathing.

soothing tea

Chamomile is the best known, but passion flower tea (passiflora) and lemon balm are also excellent natural tranquilizers, as they carry sedative properties, helping to keep the person calmer and calmer due to their action on the nervous system.

Teas for Gas Problems

Another example of tea is the category that helps to improve the condition of gas. For this purpose, opt for star anise, caraway and fennel teas, which help with digestion and, in addition, in a few minutes, fight the gas of quite effectively.

tea for headaches

Headache is a very recurrent problem, but it can also be treated with the use of teas. With analgesic, febrifuge and anti-inflammatory effect, willow bark tea helps to improve discomfort and pain.