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Whether you love them or hate them, teas can help soothe and solve many of your problems. Are there teas out there that will help you file your taxes or help you rent out your apartment? No, but there are teas out there to help you relax, build up your immune system and help relieve your stress. Without further ado, here’s a list of teas that could help you.

Green tea

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you could drink. It is full of antioxidants that can fight against diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Green tea has also been shown to improve brain function. It includes caffeine but typically has less caffeine than a cup of coffee, so if you need some extra energy but don’t like the shaky feeling that coffee leaves you, green tea could be what you need. Green tea can also increase your metabolism since it increases fat burning. If you apply green tea on your face before bed or as a facemask throughout the week, it can also help reduce acne by reducing the production of excess sebum oil on your skin.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is great for sleep and relaxation and some people report feeling less anxiety after drinking it, so it is worth a shot if you’ve ever been up all night consumed by stress. Many have also said that chamomile tea has reduced their menstrual cramps. Other benefits of chamomile tea include lowering blood sugar, potentially preventing osteoporosis and reducing inflammation.

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea could help relieve some of the pain associated with migraines and other types of headaches due to the aroma and the menthol within the peppermint. To help deal with headaches specifically, peppermint oil can be placed on the forehead and temples to help relieve the pain. Peppermint tea also helps to improve your breath and dental hygiene due to its antibacterial properties. Furthermore, peppermint tea can help treat allergies and cold symptoms.

Ginger tea

Ginger tea is incredibly beneficial to anyone that suffers from stomach problems such as nausea, bloating and indigestion. This is a great thing to drink right before travelling to help prevent motion sickness as well. Ginger tea is also helpful in strengthening immunity due to the antioxidants in ginger (just like the antioxidants in green tea), relieving stress and menstrual cramps.

Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus tea is another tea full of antioxidants that can protect against disease and build up your immunity. It can also help lower blood pressure and decrease your risk of heart disease. Other benefits include improving liver health, weight loss, prevent cancer, fight bacteria and therefore potentially can help fight some infections as well.

Hopefully, you can see at least one of the teas mentioned above helping you out in some way. If you liked some of the benefits of the teas on the list but can’t see yourself enjoying the drink, you could always add some sugar or honey to sweeten the flavour.

Nadica Terzieva

Wilfrid Laurier '23

Nadica is a second year sociology, English and French student with a passion for languages and the arts. She loves to travel and lives for live concerts. When she isn't downing French vanilla coffees, you can find her typing away at her laptop.
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