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Top Tea Types to Boost Your Immune System

Tea has a rich, complex history. Today, confronted with many crises, it’s still a popular panacea.


Tea has a rich, complex history. Today, confronted with many crises, it’s still a popular panacea.

That’s because tea famously¹does everything from warming you to restoring calm. But the benefits of tea are more than mind over matter.

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Benefits of Drinking Tea

From the number of spoonfuls per pot to steeping time, almost everything about tea is a ritual. Not for nothing are there whole ceremonies devoted to tea drinking. 

Tea has several advantages other than making you feel better when you are unwell. For example, it can help protect your brain health, boost your immune system, prevent chronic illnesses, and more. It is a popular beverage in many cultures and many Asian countries use it as a healing remedy.

Here are some health benefits that come when you consume tea regularly.

  • Improves digestive health
  • Promotes weight loss 
  • Improves skin and hair 
  • Has therapeutic properties

Digestive Health

One of the ways tea helps boost your immune system is by increasing the activity level of healthy bacteria. These keep your digestive tract clear, which in turn keeps you healthier.

Promotes Weight Loss

Moreover, tea is a diuretic, which makes it ideal for people who want to lose weight. You’ll still have to put effort into an exercise routine, but regular cups of tea help speed up your metabolism. They also include catechins, which is a kind of flavonoid² found in tea that helps burn down fat quicker and enhance your metabolism. 

Additionally, the caffeine in teas boosts your energy levels which helps you burn more calories.

Improves Skin and Hair Quality

There’s a reason some people bathe in tea. Among other things, tea possesses high levels of vitamins. One of these is vitamin H, which speeds up the metabolism. Due to the presence of cooling characteristics, tea makes an excellent toner and aids in the soothing of your skin, therefore, improving the quality of your skin. In addition, tea can also act as a face cleanser, minimize the puffiness around the eye area, reduce dark circles, soothe sunburns, and more. 

It’s also full of vitamin D, which is better known for boosting people’s moods but can also affect the quality of their skin.

Tea Is Therapeutic

It’s no joke that in times of crisis, people make tea. That’s because tea lowers cortisol levels³, which by extension, reduces the amount of stress you experience.

It’s not all about stress, either. Tea is rich in antioxidants, which are crucial to boosting your mood. In particular, tea possesses EGCG. EGCG has the two-pronged advantage of boosting your memory’s retention of information and calming you down.  

Here are some of our top tea picks to boost your immune system.

Lemon Honey Tea⁴

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The average lemon gives you almost half⁵ the prescribed amount of vitamin C you need to get through the day. And vitamin C is the favorite cure-all for people suffering from colds for a reason. 

Lemon tea not only gives you the vitamin C you need to fight things like colds, but the steam it releases helps with decongestion⁶. But since lemon on its own is too tart for most people, this tea sweetens it with honey.  

But, the honey isn’t just here for a taste. Historically, honey was a disinfectant. It wasn’t a terrible idea seeing as honey can boost your white blood cell count⁷ while keeping your wounds clean. 

It’s also nature’s lozenge⁸ thanks to how it reduces inflammation⁹ and can fight off infections. It’s easy to see why combining it with lemon is the perfect way to treat a persistent cold or cough.

Chrysanthemum Flower Tea¹⁰

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Chrysanthemum flowers¹¹ have long been important to Chinese medical practices. Their many health benefits make them suitable for treating ailments that range from blood pressure to infertility. 

In other words, there’s more than one good reason to brew a cup of this chrysanthemum flower-based organic tea. 

Chrysanthemum flowers have a high iron content, which is highly beneficial for people with low iron or folic acid levels. The other reason to drink this organic tea is that it’s potassium-rich. 

Potassium is vital for healthy organs, especially for the heart and kidneys.

Chrysanthemum Buds Tea¹²

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This organic tea uses chrysanthemum buds, not flowers in its infusion. But it still offers all kinds of immune-boosting benefits. 

In addition to helping stabilize your blood pressure and alleviate stroke, Chrysanthemum tea¹³ is the favorite way to get a fever under control, according to traditional Chinese medicine¹⁴. 

In the short term, chrysanthemum buds also have anti-inflammatory effects and can help strengthen bones susceptible to conditions like osteoporosis¹⁵. All excellent reasons to put the kettle on.

Apple and Vegetables Buckwheat Tea¹⁶

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We like this tea because it incorporates buckwheat which is rich in antioxidants. The immune-boosting benefits of antioxidants¹⁷ range from reducing stress to improving heart health. 

But this tea also includes apple, which has its own immune-boosting effects. Among these, it helps with weight loss. And because this tea is herbal and not a diuretic, it helps with hydration, too. 

Not only that, but apples reduce your chances of diabetes, so start steeping your first cup now.

Jujube and Black Wolfberry Buckwheat Tea¹⁸

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In addition to the usual antioxidant properties of tea, red jujube and black wolfberry help improve eyesight. 

But that’s not all jujube¹⁹ does. It’s also full of iron, which helps give you the energy you need to get through the day without the drop you experience when the caffeine wears off. 

Additionally, this tea features high levels of vitamin C, making it an excellent immune booster, perfectly engineered to refresh and revitalize your skin. 

The wolfberry in this tea is another immune system booster²⁰. It can also help protect your liver, which, while self-healing, does need the occasional detox.

Red Bean Coix Seed Buckwheat Tea²¹

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If you want a better digestive system, this tea is the tea for you. Red bean and buckwheat is a well-established combination if you want better gastrointestinal health. They work together to encourage healthy bacteria and clear out anything you shouldn’t have in your system. 

Coix seeds also enhance this tea. They’re effective as an anti-inflammatory treatment²². But the other benefit of these seeds is that they stimulate uterine contractions. That doesn’t sound like a big deal until you find yourself suffering from dysmenorrhea²³. And if you do, this is the tea to drink. Sip it and feel those knots and clots ebb away.

Conclusion

Tea really can solve anything. Whatever kind of tea you choose, each of our selections is high in immune-boosting capabilities and health benefits. But not all teas suit all tastes. 

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We recommend you try a few samples based on your favorite foods and the health conditions you want to treat. When you think you’ve found the right tea for you, put the kettle on and enjoy.


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