Your Guide to Tea's Healing Powers


Tea has been used for centuries as a natural form of medicine. So before you grab for the Advil bottle, you may want to consider the many healing properties of tea.


Peppermint and spearmint tea aid in nausea and motion sickness. They are also a wonderful tea to drink while you are sick to help with your immune system, reduce fever, relieve cough & cold, and help ease stomach discomfort.


Not only can ginger tea help with digestion and bloating, ginger is the absolute best for nausea and motion sickness. Drink this right before you are about to travel - it’s a lifesaver.


Vitamin C, calcium, zinc, potassium, fluoride, iron, 37 natural antioxidants to help prevent cancer, stress reducer, stomach reliever, and digestive aid. Rooibos is a body health booster.


Not only will this one will help with nausea and indigestion but it is also a life saver when it’s that time of the month for you ladies. This will lighten up cramps and ease the pain, the natural way.


You’ve seen the lemon water craze - and for good reason. Lemon Tea, or hot water with lemon, cleanses and detoxifies the body, helps with cold/flu, reduces stress and helps with mental clarity and improves your heart.


Make yourself a cup of lavender tea to calm your body, relieve muscle tension and to aid digestion from a meal. This is a wonderful mix with chamomile right before bed to get you all cozy and relaxed for a good night’s rest.


Oolong is a disease fighter for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It also helps with weight health, dental health, bone health and gut health. Oolong contains about as much caffeine as green tea (30-50 mg) making it a great morning wake-me-up beverage.


Another great a.m. beverage with about 50 mg of caffeine, black tea helps with antioxidants, heart health, antioxidants, gut health, blood pressure, lowering stroke and cancer risk, lowering blood pressure, and even improving your focus.


This is the wine of the tea world; it gets even better with age. Puerh is going to aid in lowering cholesterol, managing a healthy weight, and improving your heart. It’s also great for your skin, reducing stress and helping you sleep much better.


Deemed as the “bed time” tea, chamomile will not only give you a a dreamy sleep, it was also improve your digestion, protect you against cancer, control your blood sugar, and keep your heart nice and healthy.


I like to this call this one a beauty tea as it helps your teeth stay white due to it’s light color, slow down the aging process and protect your skin. In addition, white tea is high in antioxidants and helps fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lower bad cholesterol.


Last, but in no way the least. Green tea is wonderful for helping your brain and mental performance. The energy you will get from drinking a cup of green tea is focused and sustained; not that shaky/acidic feeling that is often found in coffee. This tea also burns fat (the natural way!), boosts physical stamina and performance, lowers the risk of diabetes, aids in heart health, fights the risk of various cancers and diseases, aids in digestion, improves your mood, and helps give your skin a beauty boost.

Elise Miller