Tea and Allergy Relief
Aug 26th 2021
Tea and Allergy Relief
By:International Tea Importers -26/08/2021
Tea, one of the world’s favorite beverages, could be a vital tool in helping reduce simple symptoms of allergies. Allergies are the body's immune system reaction to pollen, grass, and other common environmental allergens. Common symptoms can include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, and itchy, red and watery eyes. Today we are going to discuss a range of teas that would be beneficial to include in an everyday regimen to help combat seasonal allergies.
Ginger Tea: not only is ginger beneficial in fighting the common cold, it can help lessen allergy and sinusitis symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose. With the addition of lemon, honey or agave it can make for a nice treat as well!
Lemon Tea: packed with vitamin C and a high level of antioxidants, lemon based teas can help boost the immune system. By boosting the immune system this in turn can help to reduce some of the common allergy symptoms people may experience.
Peppermint Tea: peppermint has been used for centuries in all sorts of homeopathic remedies and for good reason. It has been known to help sore throats, stuffy noses and due to it’s high levels of antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, it can boost the immune system to fight off colds and allergy symptoms.
Licorice Tea: in a 2011 study it was found that Licorice root can help reduce inflammation and swelling, one of the main causes of seasonal allergies. It has also been shown to kill certain fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Green Tea: green tea and especially Japanese green tea, is known for its high levels of methylated catechins and epigallocatechin gallate(EGCG). These two properties are known for their anti-allergen effects.
Turmeric Tea: turmeric is legendary for its anti-inflammatory properties, largely in part due to the active ingredient curcumin. Curcumin has a large quantity of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties that can all help improve immune function. Largely Turmeric helps with irritation and swelling triggered by allergic rhinitis, and to help the body absorb more of these great benefits, adding a dash of black pepper can help!
Yerba Mate: a native plant to South America, Yerba Mate contains saponins, a natural compound with known anti-inflammatory properties.
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