The Healing Power of Tea

by Lori Leifer

There are many great things about living in NYC. We have great parks, tasty restaurants, and fun events. City living can also mean more toxins. A toxin is something that can get into our bodies that isn’t good for us. Toxins can get into our bodies through things we eat and drink, the air we breathe, and even through our skin.

One way you can fight these toxins is by drinking tea. Drinking tea is a great way to lower stress and get toxins out of your body. Drinking tea can also help make your immune system stronger, which will help keep you from getting sick.

Which tea should I drink?

 

Type of tea: About the tea: What the tea does:
Green, Black, Oolong, White

These all come from the same plant but are roasted in different ways.

Has caffeine

May help fight toxins from stress and pollution in the air and water.
Earl Grey

 

Black tea with bergamot oil added

Has caffeine

May help with headaches, muscle pain, and digestion
Chai Tea

Black tea with added spices like cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, and clove

Has caffeine

May lower swelling in the body

 

Peppermint

 

No caffeine

 

May help with stomach aches

Ginger No caffeine May help with upset stomachs
Raspberry No caffeine May help lessen period cramps and can help with morning sickness in pregnancy
Chamomile No caffeine May help lower anxiety and stress. May help you sleep better.
Senna No caffeine May help with constipation (having trouble pooping). Try not to drink this everyday.

 

Try adding honey for flavor and to soothe a sore throat.