Tea Drinking goes back thousands of years and plays an important part in Asian culture. Tea is so revered; it is heralded in many ceremonies and used extensively to maintain health and well being.
10 everyday teas with potent health and anti-aging benefits
Scientists at the University of Maryland have found that the unfermented tea leaves in green tea provides a large concentration of polyphenol anti-oxidants known to fight free radicals that damage DNA causing premature aging, cancer, stroke and heart disease. Studies have also shown that drinking green tea can help reduce bad cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and depression. Try mixing green tea with Ginger for a potent healthy brew.
Oolong tea is rich in antioxidants and contains various minerals and vitamins beneficial for overall health. Studies have shown drinking Oolong tea can prevent tooth decay, provide gum health and strengthen bones. From slowing down the aging process to helping combatting wrinkles, oolong tea also makes a great rinse for hair providing luster and healthy hair growth. Drinking Oolong daily also helps detoxify the body, improving digestion, maintaining weight and even help in lowering the risk of diabetes.
Green, oolong, white and black tea all come from the same plant so therefore all have similar health benefits. Black tea has an abundance of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help prevent heart disease, cancer, improve bone strength and promote healthy skin and hair, Regular black tea consumption helps with digestion, oral health and the immune system. Studies have shown black tea also helps improve mental alertness and memory.
Rooibos from South Africa is similar to Black tea but is low in caffeine and has nutty flavor. Known for it’s high levels of flavonoids, an antioxidant known reduce the risk of cancer and provide cardiovascular support. Studies have shown it also helps support the liver, respiratory system and promotes bone and teeth health.
Known for its fragrant tart flavor and bright red color, Hibiscus tea can be served hot but also makes a refreshing flavorful summer drink. Due to the high levels of antioxidant, studies have shown that drinking 2 – 3 cups of Hibiscus tea a day helps rid the body of free radicals, reversing the effects of aging and protects against heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer.
Chamomile has been used for thousands of years for it’s medicinal properties and beauty benefits. The golden fragrant tea derived from the flower has been known to help alleviate intestinal problems, elevate mood, reduce stress and anxiety related problems and aid in sleep. The potent antioxidant properties in Chamomile also provides many skin and hair benefits. Try a couple of Chamomile tea bags for tired eyes and dark circles. Use as a final hair rinse to brighten and shine.
Studies done in Hong Kong have shown that drinking Jasmine tea protects red blood cells from being destroyed by free radicals. The lovely floral scent of the leaves mixed with flowers has a calming effect on nerves. The powerful antioxidants and antibacterial properties help the immune system stay healthy, as well as prevent signs of early aging. It also helps maintain body weight, control cholesterol levels and provides protection against cancer.
White tea is the least processed tea over green and black tea and thus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants. The abundance of nutrients help protect the body from the damage of free radicals, maintain collagen levels and protects the skin from premature aging. Research shows that white tea not only promotes healthy skin, teeth and bones but can also lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, protect the heart, maintain stronger bones and connective tissue. Some say it even aids in the prevention of cancer.
Matcha is green tea leaves grounded into a fine powder. Matcha powder is believed to contain more antioxidants and nutrients than brewed green tea and has a plethora of benefits. Originating from Japan, this bright green tea is known for detoxifying the skin and also contains antioxidants, chlorophyll, and natural antibiotics, along with catechin, a natural pheno and antioxidant, to help fight bacterial infections.
Peppermint is known and used extensively to settle stomach issues, improve digestion and refresh the appetite. Also known as an acne-fighting tea, the menthol in the tea helps slow down oil production and is especially beneficial for people with acne prone oily skin. It also encourages cell turnover, helps with hair loss and hormonal issues.
The last but not least is Ginger tea. Used extensively for thousand s of years for its healing properties, ginger has the most amazing anti-inflammatory powers, and not only aids in digestion but has amazing skin benefits. When the digestive track is off - the skin also suffers, resulting in a variety of skin issues. The powerful properties in Ginger tea can help stimulate and balance the immune system, providing Chi that is vital for overall health and beauty.
The Benefits of GingerChi Tea Blends
Do Beauty Teas really work?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the skin is closely linked to the heart, lungs, and spleen.
For example, when there is a deficiency in the lungs, the skin becomes itchy and flaky. When the heart is affected by stress, this can cause acne on the forehead or nose bridge. An imbalance in the spleen may lead to an accumulation of dampness and heat, causing increased sebum production, pimple outbreaks and, or eczema.
Our GingerChi Glow-Chi tea blend is packed with skin supporting ingredients such as Ginger, Goji Berries, and Licorice. This skincare tea helps promotes a clear and radiant complexion by boosting circulation and improving digestion.
Glow-Chi Key ingredients that support the skin
Licorice improves the spleen and stomach function and has the ability to reduce skin inflammation and calm blemishes.
Ginger rids the body of dampness and fortifies the spleen, clearing, and detoxifying skin.
Peppermint rich in antioxidants, helps the skin’s repair and regrowth process, and reverses the damage caused by the aging process.
Goji Berry is packed with antioxidants and is known to defend the skin against aging.
Clove, with its rich source of antioxidants, can help reduce inflammation, acne, wrinkles, and blemishes. It also helps to brighten the skin and improve its overall appearance.
Echinacea not only protects the immune system, but it also has antimicrobial properties that can soothe the skin of irritation and prevent the spread (and growth) of acne-causing bacteria.
Enhance the Skin Benefits - Steam your face Glow-Chi Tea
Facial Steaming is one of the simplest ways to deep clean the skin as well nourish it. Steaming eliminates toxins, opens pores, increases blood flow, brightens your complexion, and softens and smooths fine lines, while plumping and hydrating the skin. Glow-Chi is a beauty-enhancing tea packed with ingredients that can help fortify skin with the nutrients it needs.
With the lungs connection with skin, steaming with Glow-Chi not only provides excellent upper respiratory decongestion but can also nourish and support the skin, especially during the cold and dry winter months.
Improve your complexion in 10 minutes
Face Steaming is simple. All you need is a bowl, some hot water and a couple of towels.
1. Clean your face well. Use a gentle but effective cleanser, like GingerChi Purifying cleanser.
2. Heat 4-6 cups of water. Make yourself a cup of Glow-Chi (or drink some water so you are hydrated before you start). Pour remainder of the hot water into a bowl.
3. Sprinkle some Glow-Chi into the bowl of hot water. Let the steam, infused with the goodness of Glow-Chi's fortifying ingredients, absorb into the layers of your skin.
4. Make sure your face is about 6 inches above the hot water. Drape a towel over your head to trap in the steam. Steam for 5-10 minutes. Take breaks to cool off as needed.
5. Rinse with lukewarm water after you have steamed sufficiently and pat face dry.
6. Apply moisturizer or GingerChi Regenerating Serum.
7. Now is the most effective time for to use the Gua Sha Face Tool or a Jade Roller over your skin as your pores are clean and open for absorption. Use your face tool in upward motions over across the neck, face and jawline. Using the Gua Sha or Roller will help promote blood circulation and end your steaming session on a relaxing and uplifted note.
The GingerChi Selection of Therapeutic Teas
Like GlowChi, every GingerChi tea blend has been carefully selected and hand-crafted to address the body holistically, with TCM philosophies in mind.
Cleanse-Chi with green tea and senna helps support and regulate the body’s daily natural purification system, Just as the importance of the intake of water helps disperse toxins from the organs, this detox beauty tea promotes Chi and brings balance to one’s internal system, facilitating beauty and radiance from within.
Femine-Chi with Rose and Shatavari is soothing blend specifically designed to nurture and give support. This herbal beauty tea contains ingredients known to help rejuvenate Chi and restore balance in the mind, body and spirit of every woman.
Adding these natural beauty remedies into your regimen provides overall health and well-being as well as skin enhancing benefits such as:
- Skin Protection
We hope this article inspires you to include teas into your daily regimen. By doing so you will be able to reap the plethora of benefits from the simple ritual of tea drinking.
Everything in this article is true! I have 8 out of these teas at home and I drink all of them! Since I started drinking tea, I don’t feel as stressed and I don’t turn to alcohol anymore. They all make you healthier, happier and really do reduce stress!
want to have samples of such teas so that I can suggest to my patients Of sleeplessness,anxiety,mood disorders,diabetes,hypertension etc