Is it possible to soothe muscular and joint aches and pains naturally by drinking Asian teas? For many sufferers of arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia and pain from metabolic disorders such as diabetes, the answer is yes. The good news is that these teas can also help allay the misery caused by strains, sprains and the exquisite soreness that can be the result of working out too hard or without warming up. Furthermore, drinking these teas can help you stay off of NSAIDS and opiates that are notorious for damaging livers and kidneys.
Bi Luo Chun Hong Cha – Hailing from the Yunnan Province in China, this is a very strong nutty tasting amber tea that is sometimes called Yunnan Gold or Yunnan Pure Gold. It is sold loose and the leaves look like rolled up spirals. It is a very warming and relaxing tea with a back taste of malt. This tea is highly recommended for the kind of muscle aches that come with diabetes, fevers and colds.
Jasmine Tea – This tea is widely available everywhere, including in regular grocery stores. In an Asian market you might find it called Mo Li Hua. It comes from the Fuian Province in China. It is great for reducing inflammation and helps flush out fluids from affected joints. Furthermore, it is very calming because it has a very slight sedative effect on the nerves.
Kuding Tea – Other names for this tea from the An Wui Province in China are Bitter Tea and Solitary Leaf. It is not appreciated for its taste, which is quite bitter. It is a traditional health drink, known for its many medicinal properties, but it works on pain by reducing inflammation and regulating the kinds of exaggerated immune responses that cause issues in diseases such as diabetes, rheumatism and HIV. It also helps tone up the liver, which can reduce pain caused by gout.
Skullcap –This herb is very common in China and North America and prized or its abilities cure pain of all kinds including eye pain, neck pain and headaches. This bitter, chalking tasting tea also cools down hot inflamed organs and gently detoxifies the liver.
Tienchi Flower Tea –This tea is made from the flower of a ginseng plant found everywhere in China. It is used or aches and pains caused by hormonal issues such as PMS and menopause. This calming tea also cures headaches and insomnia and assists in allaying irritability.
Wild Chrysanthemum Flower Tea –This tasty healing tea is made from wild chrysanthemums are cultivated from the mountainous area of Wan Nan in southern An Hui province. It is also known as Ye Je Hua. These flowers create a very sweet golden colored beverage. This tea is well known for its cooling properties that help to decrease body heat and cure muscle aches and pains
Most of the teas on this list can be found in Asia food markets and in either Chinatown in the Toronto area and in some whole and natural food stores.
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