Tea isn’t just a relaxing, hot beverage—it can also be a good pain reliever. Here are 5 teas and herbal tisanes that are also considered dietary supplements, which may help relieve your pain. It is recommended you drink these daily for two to three weeks, and then stop for at least one week before resuming for maximum benefit.
1. Black and Green: These true teas (both variations on how the leaves of the Camellia sinensis are prepared) contain theanine, which soothes depression and anxiety. They also help you relax without making you tired.
2. Chamomile: Chamomile herbal tea may also help with anxiety and depression. It may also help with your digestive issues.
4. Angelica: The Western variety of Angelica is similar to the Chinese herb dang-gui or dong-quai. It offers numerous ways to provide pain relief through anti-inflammatory agents, antispasmodics, and anodyne compounds. One tablespoon of either variety boiled in a pint of water for two minutes and kept covered until cooled can be drunk three times a day for pain relief.
5. Black Cohosh: A centuries-old Native American remedy, black cohosh is also known for its pain relieving properties. Simmer one teaspoon of root with one cup of water for 20 minutes, strain, and split tea into 2 doses per day.
Try these teas to experience their healing benefits. Explore the natural effects of nature’s bounty along with the enjoyment and relaxation associated with a good cup of tea.
(As always, consult with your physician to ensure no negative interactions with any other treatments you may be undergoing.)
Feel Your Best,
The Pain Relief Guru