This edition of Hood Health 101 goes into the benefits of Herbal Tea.

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There are so many things that take a toll on our bodies daily from stress, diet and hormones along with everything in between. Drinking herbal teas is one of the easiest and quickest ways to replenish and balance your body. Drinking anywhere from 5 to 6 cups per day will enable you to take advantage of the spectrum of benefits that herbal teas offer. Herbal teas are versatile and can help with a myriad of conditions. Now even though herbs are natural, you still have to make sure that the conditions under which you use them are safe. There are herbs that cannot be combined with each other and others that you cannot take while on medication or pregnant.

Echinacea Tea: Is used to fight infections, colds and the flu. Research data supports Echinacea’s ability to reduce cold symptoms. It also is used to help with urinary tract infections, migraines, acid indigestion, and ADHD just to name a few.

Peppermint Tea: Is used to fight colds, nausea, sore throat and inflammation, and a slew of digestive issues ranging from gas to irritable bowel syndrome. The herb also assists with weight loss and helps to reduce stress levels.

Chamomile (German) Tea: Is used to fight cold symptoms such as a stuffy nose, gas, and stomach ulcers to name a few. Chamomile is also great for relaxation and treating bacterial skin diseases. With regard to skin Chamomile helps to soothe insect bites, burns, bruises, sunburn, itchy or inflamed skin, and rashes.

Dandelion Root Tea: Is used to help with gas, upset stomach, eczema and bruises. It also helps to increase urination and bowel movements.

Burdock Tea: Is used to kill germs, reduce fevers, treat colds, and is a blood purifier. It also helps with high blood pressure and for some it helps to increase their sex drive.

Ginger Tea: Is typically used to assist with stomach problems such as motion sickness, gas, diarrhea, and nausea. Ginger also helps with pain relief and bronchitis.

Tea is an easy way to incorporate herbs into your daily life. There are plenty of brands that consist of great quality or even medicinal grade herbs that you can enjoy. Taking the time to do such an easy task can help create a healthier you. Drop by and show me love on Twitter @NakeashaJ and Instagram @Melanated_Beauty.


-Nakeasha Johnson (@NakeashaJ)

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