The Miracle of Herbal Teas
Herbal teas are a wonderful tool to support health. It’s so empowering to know that you can collect fresh herbs from your garden or buy dried herbs from your local natural health store, and use them so easily to support your own health (provided you always check about possible side-effects and contraindications).
I wasn’t brought up as a tea drinker and I had never considered the possibility of tea as a powerful healing tool, but I have since been pleasantly surprised by just how effective well-chosen herbal teas can be. Now our family uses them for everything from relief for cramping and PMS, to support for sore throats and sleep.
Right at the top of my list sits decaf green tea. In fact, I wish I had known about green tea 10 years ago! Adding green tea to my daily health routine has got to be one of the easiest and most enjoyable things I’ve done to seriously up-level my wellbeing! Now I wouldn’t be without it and I recommend it to all of my clients (as long as its decaf).
For about a decade, I couldn’t eat any fruits, egg, nuts, seeds or legumes, due to some pretty severe food reactions. My gut was in a seriously bad state of disrepair. I used a great many amazing tools on the path to recovery and, once I had eliminated underlying gut pathogens and done some further work on repairing my gut lining, green tea (followed by A2 kefir) allowed me to reintroduce all of these foods within a couple of weeks! Literally a miracle!!
Green tea is a serious multi-tasker!
It can help with a range of issues, including:
- Mental clarity
- Gut Health
How much, you ask?
- The recommended amount is up to 4-5 cups, or a liter, a day. I would start slow with 1 cup a day and increase gradually.
- If you have any unpleasant side-effects, or don’t see the expected progress, please stop and get in touch for further individualized support.
- Chilkov LAc OMD, Dr. Nalini. 32 Ways To OutSmart Cancer: Create a Body in which Cancer Cannot Thrive (p. 40). Integrative Cancer Answers. Kindle Edition.