It’s officially flu season. Your colleagues sitting next to you are sniffing, your friends are cancelling plans to stay home and rest while you are doing your very best to keep clear away from the dreaded flu bug. Or perhaps, you are the ‘colleague’ or ‘friend’ in this situation you’re down with a cold.
Whichever side of the coin you’re on, we ‘re here to share with you a few teas from Chai Yó that can help you through flu season. Hot tea isn’t just good for you, it’s also incredibly soothing. When your nose is blocked, throat is scratchy and you’re feeling cold, we can’t imagine a better remedy.
Some of the ingredients in our Lemonade and Sage blend include lemon verbena leaves, lemon balm, lemongrass, peppermint and orange peel. Lemon verbena is a natural soother and is known to loosen congestion in the respiratory tract and eliminate phlegm. It is also rich in antioxidants that help to boost the body’s immunity system, reducing your risk of catching the bug. Sage, on the other hand, is a herb that has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help you to fight against virus.
Green tea contains antioxidants known as quercetin as well as an amino acid called L-theanine. Both of these compounds help the body to fight the virus due to their antiviral properties. These antioxidants also help to eliminate free radicals in the body, thereby boosting the immune system against getting attacked by viruses in the first place. Green tea is great to drink even as a preventive measure.
Cinnamon is a spice that has been used for its medicinal benefits for centuries. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a perfect natural soother, especially when you’re down with the cold. Plus, it also helps that it tastes delicious! Just like Lemonade Sage and Gyokuro, Cinnamon Rose Chai is also filled with antioxidants that help you build a stronger immunity.
These teas may not be miracle workers but they will definitely soothe you and help you to get back on your feet quicker. Want even more goodness in your tea? Opt to add honey. Our Tearistas will be more than happy to help!