We all need some time out to slow down and relax our mind to feel more balanced. The next thing which comes to our mind is to prepare a cup of tea. There are so many options to choose from and then comes the question which one will help me to feel more calm and relaxed.
Tea in general is super beneficial for health due to the presence of L - Theanine, an amino acid that helps to balance the mood. It is known as natural anxiolytic because it can have a calming, sedative effect on the body and mind without making you feel drowsy which is why it’s often used to reduce anxiety, hyperactivity, and sleep-related problems.
Whenever you are feeling tired or need to soothe your mind you can reach out to these types of teas.
- Chamomile Tea Chamomile tea is one of the most popular tea varieties with lot of health benefits. This herbal tea is a caffeine-free blend that won’t spike your anxiety levels and can be sipped on at any time of day. Chamomile tea is made from dried chamomile flowers. Chamomile tea contains Chamazulene, an aromatic chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties. The tea helps to naturally increase serotonin and melatonin levels in your body, leaving you feeling relaxed without feeling drowsy. Plus, it can help relieve tension by soothing muscle aches and headaches often associated with stress and anxiety.
- Peppermint Tea Peppermint tea is one of the refreshing tea enjoyed for centuries which is not only good for digestion but gives a soothing effect on your mood. This is made by infusing peppermint leaves in hot water. It’s naturally caffeine-free, so you can drink it as often as you like.
- Lavender Tea Lavender tea is a herbal tea (also known as a tisane) made by steeping dried lavender flower buds in water. The flowers and buds are purple, resulting in a slightly purple-hued drink. Use food-grade lavender to make sure they weren’t treated with pesticides. There is Zinc in Lavender which may help you to sleep better.
- Rose Tea Rose tea has traditionally been enjoyed for its various aesthetic and medicinal benefits. It is known to help relieve pain during periods. The tea may also aid digestion and help in the treatment of anxiety and diabetes. Much of these benefits could be attributed to the rich phytochemicals in the tea.