In conclusion from yesterday’s post
Types of Tea and Their Benefits
- Green tea. As illustrated by the discussion above, green tea is by far the most beneficial beverage when it comes to mental health improvement. The L-theanine, caffeine, and catechins in its composition prevent cognitive decay, enhance memory and alertness, and ward off depression and anxiety. However, other varieties have their benefits as well.
- White tea. Clinical trials carried out in 2015 on lab rats showed that the caffeine contained by white tea maintains the health of the cerebral cortex when the beverage is consumed daily. Of course, this caffeine has other benefits as well, all of which have been presented in the previous section of the article.
- Sage tea. The effects sage has on brain health are well-documented within the medical community. It can revert some of the damage done by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as enhance mood, memory, and mental function. One way to incorporate sage extract into your diet to achieve these benefits is by making it into tea, of course.
- Lemon balm tea. Lemon balm is another herb with positive consequences for mental health and cognitive function. Mood, mental performance, and memory function are just a few examples of what can be improved with the help of the beverage. In addition to this, the drink promotes a sense of calmness, decreasing stress and anxiety levels.
- Gotu kola. The ancient Indian medical practice of Ayurveda hold the gotu kola herb quite dear, as it is a typical compound in many healing teas. Its bitter and pungent, yet sweet aroma isn’t useful only for spicing up the aroma of the hot drink, but also for your mind. Gotu kola keeps your brain sharp and your attention focused on what matters during the course of the day.
- Rosemary. Anyone who is fond of cooking, meat in particular, knows what’s up with rosemary. The savory and appealing aroma of the herb is often used to condiment steaks and oven-fried vegetables, but did you know that it’s also quite relaxing? Rosemary tea is an effective treatment for stress and anxiety, as it helps you unwind after a long and busy schedule.
- Ginkgo biloba. Everyone is familiar with the advantageous outcomes of gingko biloba on memory. Supplements advertise it all the time, but you don’t need to take it in pill form to achieve this. The herb makes for a great tea, and it works wonders for both young people, as well as older individuals with neurodegenerative conditions.
The Bottom Line
Tea can positively impact your mental health in many ways. Green tea is by far the most efficient beverage from this point of view due to compounds such as caffeine, L-theanine, and catechins. However, other types of traditional teas and herbal infusions help in areas such as memory, focus, or stress relief. The beverage is an overall win on the wellbeing front.
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Author Bio: Mike Jones is a Boston-based health and beauty writer. His work is featured mostly on HomeRemedyShop, but he usually contributes to multiple authoritative websites on the web. Through his writing, Mike constantly encourages everyone to embrace the healing power of nature.
So many terrific teas and tissanes to choose from. All have important phytonutrients that improve health and optimize wellness. I wasn’t aware that ginko was available as an herbal tea. I will investigate sourcing an organic supply. Thanks for the information.