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Quick Guide to drinking Tea

I’ve been feeling sick all day because of my migraine. I honestly feel the need to vomit and drink hot tea to relieve me from this migraine madness. Drinking hot tea is always my go-to remedy for this dilemma. What I’m currently having is a decaf vanilla nut creme from the brand Stash. As much as I wanted a peppermint and high caffeine, I can’t because I’m pregnant.

I just wanted to share different kinds of tea and its benefits. So here’s a

Quick Guide to drinking Tea.

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Peppermint for nausea and indigestion
Peppermint has been used for centuries to combat nausea. It also aids digestion, which can be helpful during a migraine. Peppermint leaves in particular can be crushed. Specifically  can be added to other beverages or brewed drink. since Peppermint tea isn’t actually tea. If you prefer to buy one make sure that it’s made from natural peppermint & not artificial flavorings.

Ginger for nausea
Ginger is another natural remedy that’s been used to combat nausea for centuries. It’s made from ginger root. Unlike most of the teas that are made from leaves. You can buy ginger & make your own tea. On the contrary, it needs to be simmered for a long time. So in this case, buying it is definitely easier. Again, it’s important that you purchase contain real ginger, not artificial flavorings.

Relax with Chamomile
Chamomile has long been used to help with sleep as well as stomach upset and cramping. Resting with a migraine is often difficult, yet it’s one of the best things we can do. It is made from chamomile flowers. People with a ragweed allergy may have trouble with chamomile, so it’s best to try it out before using it as a remedy.

Multi-purpose Lavender
Lavender is also made from the flowers of a plant and has several uses. It’s long been used to help with sleep, relaxation, anxiety, indigestion. You can buy lavender tea or make your own by steeping fresh or dried blossoms in boiling water. Another popular option is Earl Grey Lavender. Commonly known as black Earl Grey with added lavender.

Less common White teas
White teas come from the same plant as black and green. The difference is that the leaves are picked shortly. Just before the buds fully open. White Teas are less processed than green, & far less than black. This translates into a milder taste than green or black teas. White Teas are often blended w/ herbs & fruits. And since white tea does have caffeine, it can help migraine and help medications work better.

Green teas
These come from the same plants as white and black teas. After leaves are harvested, it is quickly heated &  dried. This prevents oxidation. The flavor varies depending on where the leaves are grown & how they’re processed. Green teas are mostly used for comfort. The helpful effects of caffeine eases migraine. Compared to coffee or black tea, this has contain lower amounts of caffeine.

Black teas
The leaves are harvested and allowed to wither prior to being rolled and crushed. It activates oxidation, which turns the leaves black. Like white and green tea, migraine sufferers (like me) use  this for the comfort of a hot beverage and the countering effects of caffeine. It contains more caffeine than white or black, though less than coffee. Flavored and spiced are very popular and widely available.

There you have it. It’s always a relief to have hot tea if you’re sick but of course in moderation. I personally suggest to have tea bags in your house. It’s a kitchen essential.

I personally like mine with lemon squeeze and honey. But if I’m sick I really don’t mind as long its hot tea. Another favorite of mine is Hibiscus (a.k.a RedTea) wity mint leaves and honey. Aaaah 🙂

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