One of my favorite ways to wind down in the evening is to make a cup of herbal tea. I mix in raw honey and sip on the hot drink to calm down to end the day. My wife and I bought a kettle that with the push of a button, we get hot water for our tea in minutes.
Herbal teas have been consumed by people for thousands of years. While there are
numerous benefits for your physical health, there are also many for your mental health as well.
It all depends on what kind you drink.
For example, you’re probably aware of the fact that green tea is incredibly healthy
for you. In addition to preventing cancer, this herbal tea also helps with your cognitive functioning.
Studies have shown that consuming a few cups of green tea a day can help improve your
memory. And when you have a strong memory, you’re able to think more clearly and properly
handle stress. For the optimal effect, it’s recommended that you consume about 28 grams of green tea per day.
Another herbal tea that can reduce your stress levels is jasmine tea. Jasmine tea is derived from Jasmine flowers. These flowers are highly nutritious, and packed with antioxidants that specifically help with your brain’s functionality. The antioxidants found in jasmine tea specifically protect the cells in our brain that are associated with age-related damage.
As we get older, these cells can weaken and cause us to react differently to stress. We’re not able to handle it as well as we did when we were younger. But consuming a few cups of jasmine tea per day can actually prevent this from happening, meaning you can naturally reduce your stress.
There are other types of herbal teas on the market that can naturally help your stress, so try a few different ones and see if you have a favorite. Or drink different ones throughout the day. You may also find that you only want to consume herbal tea when you’re stressed out.