That’s it. You’re bloated, achey, tired, and that second bagel you ate for breakfast? It looks like it’s sitting around your belly button. Today is officially the day to squeegee off that brain fog and clear your tissues of all those toxins that are causing inflammation, weight gain, nausea, and fatigue. And you know how we’re going to start?
Tea is the alpha and omega of detox strategies, and it’s as close to medicine as you can get without grabbing a handful of artificial chemicals off the pharmacy shelf. Ingredients like ginger are well-known, time-tested natural remedies for upset stomachs (chew a piece next time you feel queasy!), and turmeric’s natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are a matter of scientific record.
None of this is news, by the way. Humanity has known about the healing properties of tea before the scientific method was ever created, and it’s got a 4000-year, yogi-tested, disciple-approved track record of cleansing the body and ridding it of those pesky toxins.
And now it’s your turn to get serious about the benefits of tea and get your body back on track. Here are our best herbal tea recipes for detox!
1. Tulsi, Cinnamon, and Ginger
This combination is a powerhouse triumvirate of ancient health wisdom drawn from Ayurveda, ancient Egypt, and China. If you’re just flat-out down and out, this blend of spices and botanicals will get your body scrubbed and running on all cylinders again.
If you don’t know what tulsi—or holy basil—is, you have no idea what you’ve been missing. It changes everything about detox and is well known for improving kidney and liver functioning. It also aids in clearing and refreshing skin, so you’ll be rewarded for prioritizing your health and wellbeing with the glow you deserve.
Cinnamon and ginger are both full of antioxidants, which chelate all those free radicals in your system that chew up your cells and prevent healthy regrowth. They both contain powerful natural anti-inflammatory compounds, and can help lower your blood sugar levels.
Most importantly, cinnamon is showing great promise in herbal tea recipes for helping prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. We’ve been telling you for years: tea is powerful medicine, and it’s the best thing going for managing wellness and keeping your body fit and functioning from the inside out.
Check out our Autumn Breeze Tea for a healthful, properly-balanced blend of tulsi, cinnamon, and ginger.
2. Hibiscus and Yerba Mate
If you’ve been to Central South America you’ve undoubtedly had a glass of agua de jamaica or a mug of yerba mate, but most people don’t realize the powerful health benefits these two iconic drinks embody.
Let’s start with hibiscus. Healthful herbal tea recipes have been including it forever, and it’s one of the best-kept secrets in natural medicine. Hibiscus contains powerful antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and has shown great potential for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and encouraging weight loss.
Green mate contains complimentary compounds like caffeoyl derivatives, saponins, and polyphenols, that trap free radicals, reduce inflammation, and combat high cholesterol. Together with hibiscus, you’ll be harnessing the power of the rain forest to keep your cardiovascular health in check, and eliminate the toxins that are dragging you down and keeping you out of commission.
Leaves of Leisure’s Sun Soaked Tea contains a special blend of green mate and hibiscus that’s perfectly coordinated to get your energy levels up and your body free of toxins.
3. Peppermint, Rose Hips, and Osmanthus Petals
Sometimes, you need a tea that is built for supporting women’s health and detox, and these three ingredients are high on the list. This African and Middle Eastern-inspired blend will help you rebalance your body chemistry and reduce the uncomfortable effects that stress and hormonal imbalance can cause.
Peppermint has long been used by midwives to help ease the pain of breastfeeding and migraines, and it has further benefits for GI tract health and wellness. Rose hips have been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and promote bone health, and they have additional benefits for treating and preventing urinary tract infections.
Osmanthus petals are less well known to Westerners, but this Far-Eastern flower has been soothing menstrual cramps and improving gut health in herbal tea recipes for women across Southeast Asia for millennia. Combined, these three herbs are the Three Graces of women’s natural health, and will keep your body balanced and aligned as it follows its natural rhythm.
Snow Angel Tea by Leaves of Leisure is precisely blended to maximize a woman’s health and wellness. Why wait to explore the benefits it can offer?
4. Green Tea and Tangerine
Green tea is the undisputed empress of antioxidant-rich superfoods, and if your body is riddled with toxins and free radicals that are damaging cells and damaging your health, you need to get on a green tea routine. Immediately. However, once you’ve cleared out the baddies, you need an immune system boost to get yourself going again and some support repairing those signs of aging from damaged cells.
That’s where tangerine comes into play. These little cuties are high in both vitamin C for immune health, and potassium to keep your skin supple and glowing.
If you’re feeling the effects of aging and overwork, try our Bath Time Tea blend of green tea and tangerine to give your skin a new lease on life.
Get Your Mojo Back With Leaves of Leisure Herbal Teas
At Leaves of Leisure, we’ve made it our mission to create perfectly blended herbal tea recipes so you can get just the help you need every time. You can jolt yourself into a cycle of toxic chemical highs and lows with energy drinks and sugary coffee, or you can recharge your system the right way by cleansing your body and energizing your soul with a time-honored cup of herbal nourishment and wellbeing.
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