Are you dealing with a stressful situation? Who doesn’t in today’s busy world? All of us have bad days, often get overworked and overtired. Having stress is not the most pleasant thing; On the contrary it is overwhelming, exhausting and a very unhealthy situation too. But you don’t have to feel like that and you must know that stress is manageable.
In this post, you will find out how you can conquer stress with a miraculous herbal tea, ginseng tea!
What is Ginseng
Ginseng (eleutherococcus), commonly called eleuthero, is a small, woody shrub native to Northeastern Asia. It is often referred to as Siberian ginseng, because it is believed to have similar properties to those of Panax ginseng but it belongs to a different genus in the family Araliaceae. Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia due to its many health properties. The roots, powdered root and cuttings from any part of the plant can be used to make ginseng tea which is not only a very tasty brew but offers tons of benefits as well. One of ginseng tea’s many benefits is its ability to help you fight stress.
How can Ginseng Reduce Stress
Ginseng’s herbal properties and nutrient rich composition, makes it a very effective natural remedy to use to resist anxiety, boost mental energy, and promote relaxation. It is naturally caffeine-free and it offers a natural perk, without jitters, supporting elevated mood and resisting fatigue.
Ginseng tea contains triterpenoid saponins, substances that can benefit the body when it is stressed. According to several studies, ginseng tea can help the immune system fight common illnesses, improves blood circulation, is a mental and physical booster, and – even though not a sedative- it can improve your resistance to stress and reduce the stress response. More specifically, research has shown that extracts of ginseng can reduce the normal cortisol elevation and immune dysfunction triggered by lab-induced stress. Ginseng tea can induce vaso-relaxation, thereby reducing blood pressure increase that is related to stress.
Drinking ginseng tea will not help you fight anxiety in the way that chamomile tea does, but it will calm you and help you manage stress and its negative effects while energizing, rejuvenating you and enhancing your overall health!
How often should you drink Ginseng tea?
Some sources suggest drinking 1-2 cups of ginseng tea for 6 to 8 weeks straight, pausing for two weeks and restarting for optimum results as an anti- stress remedy.
How to make ginseng tea
Ginseng tea can be prepared just like any other herbal tea. Simply bring water to a boil and add 1 tsp of ginseng tea or 1 teabag per each cup of water. Let steep for 4-5 minutes and strain/remove teabag. You can steep more if you prefer stronger tea or less if you prefer weaker tea.
Ginseng tea has a sharp, earthy taste with a strong aftertaste. It can be slightly bitter so I suggest sweetening it with some honey.
Where to find it?
Are you ready to add this serious stress buster into your routine? You can find ginseng tea is most health food stores or tea stores sold by itself or in other blends with teas or other herbs. One of the most popular ginseng blends is ginseng green tea.
Do you use ginseng tea? Do you enjoy it and does it help you cope with stress? I would like to know!