Travel and Tea

Healthy Teas for the World Traveler

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You will make no mistake by always have an excellent supply of your favourite tea. That seems to naturally soothe the soul, just a little comfort from home. You have learned tips on how to eat street foods with taste and caution. Now you will discover how to improve your body’s immune system.

There are some excellent natural remedies to keep your health up and running as you travel through the world’s finest destination. Who really wants to feel ill on your holiday? The following are four excellent natural remedies should you need them along the way. Although they are natural remedies you are still advised to consult with your health professional before using them.

Echinacea

Also referred to as the purple coneflower, Echinacea has been a favorite among preventatives to prepare your body’s defense system. Your immune system will take time to react to this natural stimulant so it would do you good to take Echinacea several weeks in advance prior to heading on your travel venture. It is considered a natural antibiotic and as such you may not want to use it so regularly. You may consider its use to boost your immune system a few days on and a day or so off. Your maximum use should be no more than two or three weeks otherwise your body may no longer make use of Echinacea’s benefits. Napiers Herbalists is a great source of Echinacea where you can get it in a ready to use elixir and can be delivered right to you.

Chamomile

Some of you may already have chamomile as a favorite tea. It is a great soother especially should you need to calm your nerves or relax a bit after a long day of fun and travel. If you encounter a slight stomach discomfort chamomile is excellent to help calm or even purge the unnecessary woe that would otherwise ruin your holiday. This is one home remedy that is easily accessible in a variety of places around the world. For example should you go to a Latin American country then you would request manzanilla. They call it that as many say it has the smell of apples.

Peppermint Leaves

Peppermint also makes a smashing tea and can also be purchased in oil form. This herb that was predominately found in Europe can be found in many areas around the world. It is actually a cross between two mints but it has a bold taste. Peppermint is excellent for nausea, irritable bowel syndrome and for those who suffer after a not so smooth drive a nice cup of peppermint tea can soothe. The minty taste is also great to smell providing excellent aroma therapy. It is an overall help to the digestive system.

Hibiscus Flower

A great colorful tea and provides your body with vitamin C. This is great news should you catch a simple cold. Even a simple cold can make one feel extremely miserable but a nice cup of hibiscus tea can help you feeling so much better by offering you an energy boost. Should you choose to use a hibiscus extract then you will find it helps with water retention. It has also been known to speed up your metabolism an added benefit I am sure and great news for the steady traveler.

Keep in mind with any of these remedies you will also have to make sure that you do not have allergies to them and that is why it is essential to contact a health professional who can monitor you. You may also want to consult an herbalist to explain any possible side effects that these home remedies may have. Once you have cleared any doubts enjoy your healthy teas and tinctures.

 

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