A warm cup of coffee can do wonders to lift up our spirits and infuse some energy in the body. Many people can't get out of their beds in the morning before taking a few slugs of their bed-tea. The caffeine present in tea is known as the most common psychoactive drug that stimulates the nervous system and brain muscles by instantly re-energising them. Ask any tea lover and they'll swear by it stimulating effects. It is mostly addiction to caffeine that brings them to drink tea day in and day out. Tea is consumed commonly and regularly in many households. Though, too much of this beverage may be harmful for health, experts say that drinking tea in limits, even if daily, doesn't spell any real danger.
Apart from relaxing benefits that tea provides, you can also use it to cure some commonly-occurring problems that may bother you in day-to-day life.
Here are some genius tips you can try with a normal cup of tea to make it solve your everyday health issues -
Just add a pinch of salt to your regular cup of tea and see its magic works on your throat, if you are suffering from cough, pain or irritation (a sign of impending cold and fever). Salt helps in lessening the swelling and washes out infection-causing bacteria.
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Add a teaspoon of butter to your just-made, hot cup of tea. Butter taken in with hot tea will lather and lubricate the digestion system and will help in smooth bowel movements. Butter also reduces acid levels in the stomach, which prevents acid reflux and helps in easy digestion of food.
While making your usual tea, just add 5-6 basil leaves (tulsi) to alleviate cold and runny nose. Apart from adding a fresh flavour, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of basil fight off flu like common cold.
For women suffering from painful periods, adding half a teaspoon of fennel seeds (saunf) to tea can really help. The soothing properties of fennel alleviate contraction of uterus that is the actual cause of menstrual cramps and pain.
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Surprised, what your daily cup of tea could do for you? Try these hacks to overcome your health problems without compromising on taste. Make your tea just the way you like it - black tea, with milk and sugar or without them. Just add one magical ingredient to your tea and see your specific trouble fade away.
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