Chamomile tea is a relaxing tea that helps soothe stomach problems. It contains oils that soothe and relax smooth stomach muscles. All it takes is three cups every day to help ease irritable bowel syndrome, colitis and even indigestion. Your best option would be to use 100% pure chamomile flowers with a very strong aroma of apples. To make the flowers into tea, you need one teaspoon of the flowers for every cup of boiling water. Use the chamomile tea every day for at least two months to help control your chronic ailments.
Lemon balm is good for helping anxiety and restlessness. It can also help ease mild depression and calm your tension. If you sip a cup of lemon balm tea before bedtime, it will help you to sleep better. The best type to choose is the dried or fresh leaves that have a strong and lemony scent to them. To get the most benefit from lemon balm tea, use one tablespoon of leaves for each cup of boiling water and drink as you need it.
Passion flower helps you sleep a more restful sleep. The flowers, vine and the leaves have substances that help sedate you into a more restful sleep. Passion flower is highly recommended by herbalists for the top treatment for insomnia. It is especially good for you when you are not able to sleep because of anxiety issues. All you need is one teaspoon of the dried herb for every cup of boiling water.
Peppermint is good for indigestion. Either fresh peppermint or dried is especially good to ease problems from indigestion. It is also helpful for gas, nausea and vomiting. However, it is best not to use any other mint, such as spearmint because peppermint is the only mint that contains the soothing menthol. All you need is one tablespoon of mint leaves for every cup of boiling water. You can add a little more for taste.
Rosemary is good for easing headaches. Not only can it help spice up chicken and roasts but it can help ease stress-induced headaches. Also, because rosemary can help dilate the blood vessels, it can help keep headaches away that are caused by vasoconstriction. Vasoconstriction is when the blood vessels narrow. You only need one teaspoon of dried rosemary for every cup of boiling water.
Drinking these herbal teas is not only good for you because they are all natural but they taste great too.
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