The Lazy Girl's Guide To Detoxing Through Tea

Okay, okay so it's a bit late in the day for the whole "new year, new me" bullshit. But I think our poor bodies are getting a bit sick and tired of our constant boozing, takeaways and schneaky cigarettes. Give yourself a break - your organs will totally thank you for it. Detoxing sounds scary but it isn't all kale shots and eating bowls of raw broccoli. There's a world of teas out there that'll cure all that ails you.

1. Ginger Tea


The first time I was offered ginger tea was by an ex-boyfriend's mam when I was dying with my third sore throat in a month. No only did it taste like regular tea with a melted Ginger Nut in it (yum), but it totally eased the pain so quickly. It also relieves inflammation (read: migraines) and the vitamins and amino acids in ginger boost circulation around the body. Throw in a bitta honey or lemon and sure you're laughing.

2. White Tea



Want fab skin? Of course you do. White tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-aging properties so you'll deffo have a healthy glow if you stock up on this. It's also beneficial to anyone who suffers from diabetes.

3. Black Tea


This is a super tea - it is packed with antioxidants which can help repair damage caused by smoking and toxic chemicals. Studies have also shown a significant decrease in the risk of Ovarian cancer. However, black tea must be consumed in moderation - so no more than four cups a day as the caffeine could cause sleep issues and headaches.


4. Nettle Tea


First off, nettle tea is a natural painkiller. Awful period cramps? Sorted. Also, if your period is showing no signs of coming along, a cup of nettle tea will give it a kick and regulate the flow. It also prevents UTIs as it flushes out toxins from the urinary tract.

5. Peppermint tea


Peppermint tea helps alleviate symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), nausea and bloating. So alongside helping digestion it relieves stress, and bonus -  it also gets rid of bad breath.

6. Green Tea


This is supposedly the King Of Herbal Teas. Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it contains amino acid L-theanine which improves brain function and basically transforms you into Einstein.


7. Echinacea Tea


Forget the lemsip, Echinacea tea will help you fight the common cold no problem! It boosts the immune system and cuts the length of a cold by a day and a half. In regards to pain - toothache, ear ache, sore throat? Echinacea is your man.

8. Chamomile Tea



Chamomile tea is perfect for anyone that is suffering from anxiety. It's a stress reliever because it relaxes nerves. I think we can all relate to this with our lives being so crammed with deadlines and late nights. Stop for a few minutes and sit down with a cup of chamomile tea. Inhale its fragrance and let your body and mind relax. You owe yourself that much before you head off to Coppers again, right?


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Aoife Loughnane

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