The Best Infusions For The 13 Most Common Ailments Of Every Day

Peppermint is one of the best infusions to treat multiple conditions, as it can help relieve from congestion and high fever to accumulation of gases

Find out which are the best herbal teas to treat everyday minor disorders, such as headaches, digestive discomfort, flu symptoms, menstrual cramps, insomnia, lack of energy or anxiety.

Simple, natural and very effective remedies to enhance the natural healing properties of our body without the need for medication. 

The best infusions for each disorder

1. Headache

Headache is a very uncomfortable disorder that we should not endure, as it could be harmful to health.

If we want to do without painkillers we can resort, first of all, to a medicinal infusion with one or more of these plants :

  • Turmeric: Turmeric has very powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
  • Violet: This plant contains salicylic acid, the pain reliever component of medications such as aspirin.
  • Dandelion: Cleanses the blood of toxins that cause headaches.
  • Peppermint: Relieves congestion and heat in the head.

2. Poor digestion

The best digestive infusions are made with the following medicinal plants:

  • Mint: Mint is one of the best plants to promote digestion and combat gas.
  • Ginger: Boosts gastric juices and prevents acidity.
  • Melisa: Calms the nerves that affect the stomach.
  • Cumin: Either the seed or powder, it is ideal to eliminate gases.

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3. Dizziness

To avoid dizziness, whether it is caused by travel, tension problems or during pregnancy, we can take ginger.

It is one of the best infusions to alleviate this discomfort and, in addition, it has digestive and stimulating properties.

Thus, we can prepare a hot or cold infusion, sweeten it with honey and take it in small sips.

4. Cold and flu symptoms

At the first symptoms of cold and flu, such as fever, cough or mucus, we will prepare a good amount of infusion with the following medicinal plants:

  • Thyme and eucalyptus: Antiseptics.
  • Peppermint: Lower the fever.
  • Ginger: Promotes sweating and also lowers fever.
  • Plantain: Softens the oral passages.
  • Cayenne: A pinch of this pepper helps us open the bronchial tubes.

We will sweeten it with honey, which can also be considered a natural antibiotic.

5. Constipation

If we suffer constipation from time to time we can take senna infusion, which has a high laxative power.

However, if it is chronic constipation, we should avoid these laxatives  since, although they are natural, they have irritating effects.

To solve constipation in a definitive way, we must first discover what is the cause.

To improve the function of the intestine we can take infusions based on dandelion and flax seeds, sweetened with acacia honey.

6. Diarrhea

To stop a specific diarrhea we must resort to plants with astringent properties such as, for example,  green tea or tormentilla, and sweeten it with oak honey.

In addition, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids in these cases to avoid dehydration.

7. Sore throat

For a sore throat we need an infusion that combines the healing effects of several ingredients:

  • Ginger: Warms the throat.
  • Plantain: Softens the oral passages.
  • Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
  • Lemon: Antiseptic.
  • Bee honey: Antibiotic.

8. Lack of energy

St John’s wort and mint sweetened with honey are an excellent combination to combat lack of energy.

woman with tea

9. Anxiety, nervousness or stress

To calm the nerves we can prepare an infusion based on lemon balm, lavender, basil and orange peel, sweetened with lavender honey.

10. Insomnia

Relaxing plants such as passionflower, valerian or linden will help us to improve sleep

11. Menstrual cramps

For menstrual pains, in addition to resorting to a specialist doctor if they recur, we can take an infusion based on sage, fennel, mugwort and chamomile.

12. Decreased libido

To increase libido in a natural way we will take a stimulating and aphrodisiac infusion based on ginger, pepper, cinnamon, star anise and cardamom sweetened with honey. Plus, it’s delicious!

13. Heaviness in the legs

A) Yes. to relieve the heaviness of the legs we will prepare a circulatory infusion with rosemary, dandelion. In case of having them swollen, we will also add horsetail.

tea for tired legs

How do we take them?

If we want to treat a disorder we must take two or three infusions a day so that the treatment is quick and effective. Thus, we can take one meal on an empty stomach, another in the middle of the morning and the last in the afternoon.

The exception will be in the cases in which we must take it for something specific such as:

  • After eating to improve heavy digestion.
  • Before going to bed to combat insomnia.

These best infusions are designed for specific treatment of minor disorders. Thus, for chronic cases or that remain more than a week we must go to the doctor.

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