There are few things in life more comforting than a warm cup of tea. Instant relaxation, however, is just one of the many wonders of sipping on the liquid. Tea can work as a solution for weight loss, insomnia, and so much more. Whatever may ail you, there are enough tea varieties out there to treat your problems.
In the meantime, we’re taking a look at the curative properties of popular teas, plus the 5 common issues they can help solve. Who knows, they might just replace your morning coffee!
THE FIX: When your acne can withstand the strongest of skincare routines, you might need a little extra help. Our suggestion? Hibiscus tea. The pretty, red flower is jam-packed with alpha-hydroxy acids, which can help control oily skin and reduce breakouts. The result: younger, smoother-looking skin.
TRY: Resveralife Hidden Hibiscus Herbal Tea, P960
THE FIX: Looking to shed a few pounds? Green tea might help. According to studies, the catechins (A.K.A., antioxidants) in green tea accelerate the metabolism. And in combination with exercise and healthy eating habits, green tea can increase the potential for weight loss.
TRY: Manila Superfoods Loose Leaf Green Tea (40g), P135
THE FIX: Stress comes part and parcel with modern life. But you don’t have to let it get you down. Try calming frazzled nerves with a cup of jasmine tea. It helps help pacify everyday anxiety and mental pressure. Jasmine also acts as a natural muscle relaxant, helping alleviate physical symptoms of stress, like an upset stomach.
TRY: Manila Superfoods Jasmine Tea (45g), P135
THE FIX: If you struggle to fall asleep, chamomile tea makes for a possible solution. The herb’s been used as natural sleep aid for thousands of years, helping encourage sleep and soothe pre-bedtime worries. Plus, the feeling of sipping on a warm beverage alone may elicit relaxation.
TRY: Teaconcept Sleep Tea (Small), on sale at P420 (limited time only)
THE FIX: While rainy season is almost over, flu season never ends. Luckily, ginger tea can provide a natural defense against sickness year-round. Ginger loosens up the gunk that makes us congested, and thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, may also soothe that nasty sore throat. You can even add in a squeeze of lemon to amp up the vitamin C content.
TRY: Kayumanggi Organic Wild Ginger Tea, P360
Time to put on the kettle!
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