Feeling sad, stressed or disturbed? A tea can boost your brain and alertness and give you the much needed energy according to the mood. There’s a common knowledge that oolong, green, black, rooibos teas etc. have tons of health benefits but did you know that teas also affect your mood? Teas contain essential oils, antioxidants, minerals etc. that have a direct effect on our mood in a good way, so sipping teas can help with a number of mood problems and mood swings. Here are the types of teas for different moods:
Lavender tea is the best tea to induce sleep. It slows down blood circulation, nervous system activity and promotes relaxation that puts you to sound and undisturbed sleep.
STRESS & ANXIETY
Chamomile tea has shown to have positive effects on reducing stress and anxiety. It increases blood flow to the brain and counteracts the effect of stress hormone cortisol. Read more on chamomile tea benefits and uses for skin and hair >>
Tart cherry tea is effective against restlessness. It slows down blood flow just like how lavender tea works. This way, you feel relaxed and rested.
Black tea or chai can wake you up, no wonder why it is the staple morning tea all over the world and exclusively in India. It contains natural stimulants like caffeine that is quite a wakeup call. Also read top 10 types of teas with benefits.
Peppermint tea can give you some emotional wellness and keep you calm. If you are suffering from an emotional breakdown or broken, sip peppermint tea and you should feel better.
Feeling depressed? Before you move your hand to grab your anti-depressants, try out lemongrass tea. The essential oils in lemongrass tea helps to calm down the senses and works great as an anti-depressant.
Ginger tea has mood-boosting benefits that causes improvement in energy levels and also gives a feeling of warmth and comfort. More on ginger tea >>
HAPPY AND POSITIVE
Indian masala chai can cheer you up instantly and give you a positive and happy feeling. This chai is great when you have some serious office to be done. The spice like ginger, cardamom, clove, etc. in the masala chai helps promote positivity and generates serotonin. Masala chai recipe >>
Mood swings can sometimes make you feel angry and develop temporary hatred towards everything. Orange or lemon tea can boost up your mood and reduce the anger. More than the taste, the scent itself will calm you down.
When you are feeling exhausted, look no further than green tea. Green tea contains L-theanine that increases alpha brain waves, similar to what happens when you meditate.
- Always carry tea bag sachets with you, in case you feel a need for tea. If not, tie loose tea leaves in a strainer and carry.
- Do not add sugar since it can disturb the blood sugar levels; instead add honey as a sweetener.