What is Anxiety and Depression?
Are There Different Forms of Anxiety and Depression?
How Can Tea be Beneficial for Anxiety and Depression?
- Help Calm: The compounds found in various teas can help to lower your cortisol levels allowing reduced feelings of stress and anxiety promoting a relaxing effect on the body.
- Reduce Insomnia: Sleep is often a struggle with anxiety and depression. Certain tea blends have properties that help to allow the mind and body to relax promoting a more restful slumber.
- Mood Boosting: Tea contains something called L-theanine which is an essential amino acid that has been shown to influence positive effects on one's mood as well as cognition.
- Antioxidants: Tea is packed with antioxidants! The antioxidants found in tea can help boost your immunity, reduce inflammation, and decrease stress and anxiety. These antioxidants are said to impact the risk of disease to the brain, heart, and liver and have the potential to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
How to Incorporate Tea into Your Wellness Routine
Morning Tea Ritual
To start your day with a clear mind and a sense of alertness without those coffee jitters, opt for a beverage made with tea instead.
Afternoon Pick Me Up
When you are starting to feel a bit sluggish, or need some help regaining focus add in a cup of one of our energy or mood boosting blends like Mother's Helper, or making a delicious latte with our Aim Chai blend.
Evening Wind Down Ritual
All Day Thirst Quench
To give your body the hydration it needs, we love to reach for our Berry Booster tea for all day hydration!
This hibiscus blend keeps your thirst quenched throughout the day.
While proper treatment, therapy, and medications are the first step to managing these disorders, utilizing the relationship between tea and anxiety and depression by adding tea blends into your daily routine may be a source of relief and potentially improve your mental health
- HealthMatch: Tea for Anxiety and Depression: Types of Tea used for Medicinal Purposes
- National Institute of Mental Health : Anxiety Disorders
- National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
- Study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology:Mechanisms Underlying the Anti-Depressive Effects of Regular Tea Consumption