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5 Best Herbal Teas To Reduce Inflammation : Guest Post by Agbaghe Oghenefejiro

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Hey Guys, I'm Agbaghe Oghenefejiro from Moringa Balm of Gilead, a health blog where I share tips, tricks, and home remedies to help solve family health-related problems. In this blog post, I'm going to share with you the top 5 herbal teas to reduce inflammation.


Inflammation is a condition in which a part or parts of your body experience pains, becomes red and swollen. It can be both beneficial and harmful to your body.

There are two main types of inflammation:

  • Acute Inflammation
  • Chronic Inflammation

Acute inflammation: It is a type of inflammation beneficial to your body.
This is because acute inflammation helps your body fight off infections, repair damaged tissues and also assists in your body's healing processes.

Chronic inflammation: On the other hand, has some harmful effects on your body.
Chronic cases of inflammation are often linked to health-related problems like heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.


Herbal Teas To Reduce Inflammations:


Research has proven that some compounds present in certain types of herbal teas have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Drinking these kinds of herbal teas are a great way to reduce inflammation in your body and also maintain a healthy lifestyle.

These herbal teas are great home remedies to reduce inflammation caused by twisted knees, cuts on your fingers, arthritis, and other health-related problems.

Read on to learn more about the top 5 herbal teas to reduce inflammation.


#1 Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a spicy herbal drink with a strong tingling flavour, made from the roots of the ginger plant.
The active compounds (gingerol and shogaol) that give ginger its strong flavours are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger tea works great in reducing swellings and inflammation by controlling or limiting pain-causing chemicals in your body.

Ginger tea has been long used in the Chinese culture by physicians to increase blood circulation, reduce inflammation and bring healing properties to affected areas of the body.

Researchers have also discovered that ginger functions effectively as pain killers like NSAIDs which are drugs for treating rheumatoid arthritis and do not have the side effects of taking NSAIDs.

You could make a quick cup of refreshing ginger tea by simmering slices of ginger or alternatively get some ginger tea bags at your local supermarket.


#2 Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most popular herbal beverages in the world today, with an amazing earthy and grassy taste.

Apart from its use in weight loss, it has great anti-inflammatory properties due to powerful antioxidants present in green tea.

Green tea helps in reducing inflammation by interrupting the processes that cause inflammation in the body.
Research has shown that the active ingredient in green tea known as tea catechins are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties.

These tea catechins present in green tea helps to prevent oxidative stress in the body caused by activities like smoking and unhealthy dieting.

Oxidative stress is associated with inflammation and other chronic diseases like arthritis.

Green tea also helps to reduce the risks of getting heart attacks by regulating your body's blood pressure, improving the circulation of blood and preventing inflammations.

Enjoy a hot cup of green tea by brewing some tea bags for 10 minutes. Get them at your local store.


#3 Turmeric Tea

Turmeric tea is made from turmeric powder which is obtained from the roots of the turmeric plant.
It is usually gotten in a yellow powdered form and when made into turmeric tea, it has slight ginger and earthy taste with a dash of mustard and horseradish.

The active ingredient in turmeric powder responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties is curcumin.
Curcumin in turmeric tea helps to reduce inflammation by preventing or slowing down the enzymes and proteins that cause inflammation.

It also helps to slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Turmeric is also used in making curry and an essential ingredient in ayurvedic medicines.


#4 Black Tea

Black tea comes in various types. It is usually dark in colour or rich brown because it undergoes the longest period of oxidation.

Black tea usually has a roasted and rich flavour and has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese and as an ingredient in Ayurveda.

The active compounds in black tea that accounts for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties are known as flavonoids.

Just like the tea catechins present in green tea, the flavonoids in black tea which are thearubigins and theaflavins helps to prevent oxidative stress.

Black tea works by limiting the activities and eliminating cells in the body associated with oxidative stress which leads to inflammation.


#5 Masala Chai

Masala Chai is a wonderful Indian herbal tea recipe that is made up of a blend of black tea, ginger roots, cloves, cinnamon and a whole lot more.

Masala Chai has been used by the Indians over the years to treat various health problems and reduce inflammation.

Due to its mix and blends of various essential anti-inflammatory herbs, Masala Chai is rich in powerful antioxidants that provide quick relief from inflammation.

Spices like ginger help to reduce inflammations while other antioxidants also help to prevent oxidative stress.
Research show shreds of evidence that a mix of the essential herbs in Masala Chai helps to protect a person's DNA from genetical mutation.

Other special recipes and blends of Masala Chai also include herbs and spices like; cardamom, black pepper, and star anise.

Masala Chai is a great and delightful blend of herbs and spices that helps to reduce inflammation and relief pain.


Other types of herbal teas that help to reduce inflammation are:



  • White Tea
  • Rose Hip Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Chamomile Tea


Conclusion:
These herbs and spices are nature's gift to man and should be leveraged as much as possible.
The use of these herbs and spices in teas can help to prevent various side effects caused by chronic inflammation and other health-related problems.

These various types and blends of herbal teas listed above are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to help you stay healthy and keep you active at all times.
Sit back and brew yourself a cup of any of the tea blends listed above.

Whether you choose a spicy blend or a roasted flavour blend it's all up to you.
All of them help to fight inflammation while delighting your taste buds and relaxing.

For more tips, tricks and home remedies for a healthier family lifestyle do visit my blog: https://www.moringabalm.com.ng/blog

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