I love tea! There are so many health benefits. Powerful antioxidants, brain and memory support and hydration are some of the generic benefits you get from drinking tea. But then, there is the whole other world of healing properties in tea based on the herbs used.
Like this muscle and joint tea from Naturopathica. I found this in a Spa I go to for facials. It intrigued me because of the ingredients. Plus, I'm an active person who can always use products that promote recovery from working out. Since this tea targets muscles and joints, I gave it a try.
Here are the ingredients and health benefits of the herbs in Naturopathica's Muscle & Joint tea:
Yerba Mate is similar to green tea which means it has caffeine. I would not be able to drink this tea in the evening because it may interrupt my sleep. The Naturophathica website states Yerba Mate provides energy, Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
But Yerba Mate has so many more health benefits! Yerba Mate can improve mental focus, may help you lose weight and belly fat, lowers blood sugar levels and may lower the risk of heart disease. (Source: Healthline) Sounds like this tea has a lot more benefits that just muscle and joint support!
Turmeric is a spice that is used traditionally in Indian cuisine and a member of the ginger family. It has powerful health benefits. So much so that I started taking a Turmeric 500mg supplement every day because I found it hard to incorporate the spice into recipes.
Turmeric has been confirmed to have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity. It has also been studied for its ability to help control respiratory disorder related complications, such as asthma, bronchitis and cold coughs. (Source: NIH) This means turmeric can help protect the body against colds, flu's and viruses.
Turmeric also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It has been studied for its ability to help osteoarthritis sufferers. Taking turmeric is just as effective as ibuprofen in some cases. That makes turmeric a perfect ingredient for a muscle and joint tea. (Source: NIH)
Imagine my surprise when I learned about the health benefits of hibiscus. I thought it was just for flavoring. Turns out hibiscus is full of antioxidants, may lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides and promote weight loss. One study gave 36 overweight participants either hibiscus extract or a placebo. After 12 weeks, hibiscus extract reduced body weight, body fat, body mass index and hip-to-waist ratio. (Source: Healthline)
Anise is an herb that has a sweet, licorice taste. Did you know it can help with digestive issues? Sluggish digestion can impact our energy and cause weight gain. Anise can help stimulate digestion.
In a clinical trial that included 20 patients with chronic constipation, researchers found that a combination of anise, fennel, elderberry and senna was significantly more effective than placebo in increasing the number of evacuations per day. (Source: Very Well Health)
GINGER ROOT OIL
Ginger is well known for its ability to help with nausea and its anti-bacterial properties. Ginger can also fight inflammation. When we exercise, we cause inflammation in the body. Consuming ginger after a workout can help reduce inflammation.
CINNAMON BARK EXTRACT
Cinnamon is a spice I love using when I make smoothies or baked fruit or in oatmeal. It has a warming, cozy feeling and taste. Cinnamon can help support blood sugar levels and may benefit the cardiovascular system. In a 2014 study, rats that received long-term treatment involving cinnamon and aerobic training had better heart function than those that did not. (Source: Medical News Today)
Naturopathica's website states you can steep the tea for 5 minutes and add in their Turmeric Muscle & Joint Tincture. I simply added raw honey to add a little sweetness to the tea. The Muscle & Joint tea is spicy and the sweet honey is a great way to reduce the spice. I highly recommend trying this tea if you are active and want to support muscle & joint health. Click here to go to the Naturopathica website to learn more.
I hope you enjoyed learning about Naturopathica's Muscle and Joint tea. It is a product worth investing in. It is well balanced with herbs that support muscle recovery and additional health benefits. Plus, it can count as part of your daily water intake. A day without herbal tea is a wasted day!
Do you think you will try Naturopathica's Muscle and Joint tea? Let me know by leaving a comment below.