By tea they mean beverage made from plant called Camellia sinesis, or beverage produced by cooking or pouring some plants or combination of several plants. We will list for what are used certain TYPES OF TEAS and what are they good for.
Chamomile tea is good for throat, toothache (when tooth festers and swells) inflammation of gums. Besides, it is recommended for: against gas, stomach sickness and digestive problems.
Peppermint tea calms the stomach, lowers the temperature and reduces pains.
Thyme tea is recommended for calming down and against hoarseness.
Cranberry tea posses extraordinary antibacterial and anti ant carcinogenic properties and is recommended with problems with urinary pathways. Bearberry tea is also good for problems with urinary pathways.
Green tea is recommended as anti oxidants
Hibiscus tea is, apart from containing vitamin C, is a good aphrodisiac.
Bar tea is good for cold because it contains vitamin C
Sage is good for throat rinsing and rinsing of mouth cavity in the case of certain throat inflammations.
Tea for losing weight, special teas are made with combination of several plants.
Senna tea is a good as diuretic and against constipation.
Linden tea is recommended for a good sleep
Ginger Tea is used for stomach aches: sickness and improvement of digestion, anemia and anorexia. It is used from heart patients after the heart attack and from REDUCTION OF BLOOD PRESSURE.
One cup of dandelion tea a day reduces cellulite.
What should you take into account when PREPARING TEA?
If it too strong, tea can have harmful ingredients. You should not keep the bag with the content or part of the plant from which the tea is made to long in the water or boil it to long.
If possible, tea should be drunk without any sugar or with a spoon of honey as sweetener. If you drink tea with sugar, we recommend a little of yellow sugar. Tea too sweet is not recommended.
You should not drink hot tea because it damages the pallet, mouth cavity of throat, and causes real stress in the stomach.
You should not exaggerate with the amount of drink tea, because too much tea (two-three liters a day) means too much tannin, caffeine and a lot of other ingredients who in large amounts damage the organism.
Advantages of drinking tea everyday
- If during the day you drink a lot of coffee, sometimes skip the coffee and drink a cup of tea; that way you will reduce the amount of introduced caffeine.
- Warm tea is good for mouth cavity, respiratory organs and stomach, because warm beverage expands the blood vessels and makes it easier for white and red cells to fight bacteria and makes it harder for bacteria and viruses to attack the organism
- A couple of cups of tea a day means a couple of liquid introduced in the organism, which is useful for the organism and prevents obesity.
- The ritual of drinking tea can be very useful, because if you drink tea very slowly a couple times a day, you calm down your organism, at least for ten minutes and reduce stress (anti stress therapy)
- When you drink tea several times a day, transfer this positive and useful habit to your children.
Herbal Tea is a Necessary Tool In “HOME PHARMACY”
Teas can help in curing many diseases, when the disease is in its early stage. Or during therapy with medicine and injections tea can be an additional means of fighting the disease. To that it should be added that the TEA, ESPECIALLY HERBAL TEA, IS A GREAT PREVENTION FOR MANY DISEASES. That is why a household should always have several TYPES OF TEAS.
Apart from the fact that teas contain a lot of healing ingredients, they come in handy in fighting heat, fatigue and exhaustion, because, apart from liquid, it provides tha organism necessary amounts of vitamins, minerals and other ingredients.
All is that left is to judge what teas should we have in our “house pharmacy”, apart from those that are well known such as: mint, chamomile, thyme, basil, lemon balm, marshmallow, hibiscus…
The best thing to have is deposits of clean, untainted, dried plants in containers in the kitchen. However, it unlikely that each of us posses the knowledge and possibility to, collect and dry natural ingredients for tea.
Often we are unsure what plants did we picked or plants did we bought from unknown people on the market, that is why it is best to buy teas from “registered herbalists” that understand plans species and quality ingredients for tea. Otherwise, inadequate choice of tea and bad preparation, not only does it not achieves the desired effect, but can be considerably harmful for our health. However, if do not have herbalist at our disposal, in herbal pharmacy or ordinary pharmacy necessary teas can be found, and tea in a bag is good for household needs.
Teas should be kept in original packaging, but in a room that is dry, dark and not too warm or too cold. Teas should not be kept for too long because after a while they cannot be used. Several times a year you should check the place where tea is kept and look at every container for holding tea. Plants or teas which have bugs, worm, moisture or mildew-should be thrown away, with containers (if it is kept in cardboard boxes) or wash the containers well and dry them.
Dry and closed jars are good for preserving dried healing herbs, and herbs should be clean and dry so that mildew doesn’t appear and make the plant unusable.
We point out that when using tea (especially in special mixtures)you should consult experts from those fields or study the manual in detail. It is also important to ask your doctor which teas you can use while you are sick, so that the cure and tea do not counter each other and to avoid eventual allergies.
Can Herbal Teas Be Harmfull?
Medicating with teas as a form of natural treatment with plants has existed for centuries. That occurrence first developed on the experience of smaller communities, and then through monasteries where monks grew plants from which they made salves and tea mixes for suppressing diseases and in recent years it transformed in a branch which is called phytotherapy.
In it folk and traditional medicine is combined with scientific discoveries. Most people just drink tea made from one type of plant. Is this a good habit? Every consummation of tea from confirmed useful herbal plants is a good habit which is called self-medicating, especially because it’s mainly not harmful since most people drink mint tea, chamomile, or leaves from eatable fruits, in smaller amounts. Precisely because of that the biggest number of dried in most countries in the world belongs to a group of products that can be bought without recipe.
Teas are available to all with detail instruction for use and eventual warnings. Are they really that harmless? In certain cases there are smaller or bigger risks involved. Especial attention should be paid by those that enjoy to collects tea. There shouldn’t be shred of doubt when identifying them because there are a lot of plants that are poisonous. It not harmless to use of the shelf tea for which you don’t know which organs it influences, that is in case of which symptoms it should be drunk. You should also have in mind that MEDICINAL PLANTS and products fall into a group of products that can provide the biggest help in early stages of certain medical problems.
Phytotherapy divides teas on green or black, so called stimuli and on herbal and fruit tea that posses healing properties. Are they all used in the same way?-In the world, term tea includes black and green, leaves of tea plant (Camellia Tea Sinensis), which contains caffeine. They are stimuli, oxidized and fermented and can be drunk sweetened because they act instantly- far calming down, relaxing and mood, and sugar and honey increase the speed of that effect.
Green and black teas should be drunk during the summer, while they are warm, to prevent dehydration and excessive perspiration. Even there you should be moderate-two or three cup a day. Herbal teas and other herbal products are drink only when necessary because they contain active ingredients that can be harmful if you take them on your own.
It is important that the effect of herbal mixture matches the doctor’s diagnosis, that when choosing herbal product you look for the expiration date and quality control with clear warning for uses by risk groups (pregnant women, women that breast feed, children), and that the product is from a respected and trusted manufacturer who provides a clear picture about the product with mandatory address and phone number of the manufacturer. It is important to determine the necessary amount of tea. It depends on many factors and mostly on age and degree of health state of the consumer.
The instruction for that must be located on the box of herbal teas because overdosing can be very dangerous. Rule for all of them is that when you consuming, never add sugar because it can initiate unforeseen processes in the organism, reduce or change the effect of plant substances. Those teas, (Herbal Tea), which are made from various herbal plants or their mixtures, and medication, should be used for a certain period in continuity to be able to see their effect on health.