Your thoughts are on an endless loop, your heart is pounding and it feels like your world is spinning out of control. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia with two million people suffering from it in some degree every year.
Even in its mildest form anxiety can throw you off kilter and transform everyday tasks into Everest-like endeavours. Whether you’re grappling with full-blown anxiety or a case of the jitters reaching for a cuppa can be the first step towards keeping calm and taking control.
Sip Away Your Stress
Turning your tea making into a relaxing ritual is an easy way to settle the nerves. Begin by choosing your favourite, natural Madura brew. Sit down while you wait for the water to boil, concentrating on keeping your body still.
When the water is ready, pour it over the bag or leaves, focusing on the curls of steam. Then, wrap your hands around the warming mug and take deep breaths of the fragrant brew.
Exhale slowly, using your breath to gently cool the tea. This meditative form of breathing is a great way to still the mind. The act of drinking tea is a low maintenance routine that is often associated with taking a break. It may not banish your worries entirely, but every little bit helps.
Anything that encourages you to drink more water is positive. People with anxiety often don’t drink enough water, which only makes their symptoms worse.
Any alcohol-free beverage is helpful, but tea is especially beneficial. Madura tea is packed full of antioxidants and free from additives that can contribute to poor health. It’s also naturally low in caffeine.
Meet the Herbal Heroes - What are the best teas for anxiety?
There are a number of popular teas that taste delicious and can help ease anxiety. The most well known is camomile. Fans of the aromatic brew swear by its ability to combat anxiety, nausea and insomnia. It’s believed that camomile tea elevates your levels of glycine - a proven nerve relaxant making it the perfect potion for those grappling with stress and anxiety.
Peppermint tea is another herbal elixir that can help keep the heebie-jeebies at bay. The menthol that is naturally present in peppermint tea is also a known muscle relaxant. It’s hard to feel anxious when you are physically relaxed! The menthol can also encourage a more restful sleep.
Lemongrass tea is another recognised stress buster. The ancient plant is found in our herbal infusion Lemon and Ginger. For tea drinkers seeking a stronger citrus zing Madura’s lemon myrtle is another anxiety-relieving option.
The uniquely Australian tea has a vibrant flavour and powerful aroma and the added benefit of containing the highest, strongest, purest, source of natural Citral on earth. The aromatics of Citral and help to calm, comfort and promote a general sense of well-being.
Madura is committed to producing pure, healthy tea that is bursting with flavour. To discover Madura’s quality blends, organic and herbal teas visit our online store.
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