Is it Thyroid tea time? What to drink and when…

Is it Thyroid tea time?  What to drink and when…

When selecting a therapeutic tea to ease the afternoon away, why not combine it with a blend of herbs that work well in helping your thyroid too! Any herbs that address adrenal function, act as antioxidants, help sleep and calm the nervous system are great options to think about. So, what herbs would benefit the thyroid?

 

For improving brain function and mental clarity:

  • Gingko
  • Rosemary

When: any stage during the morning to early afternoon

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Good adrenal tonics:

  • Licorice
  • Rehmannia

When: morning or night

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To help improve blood sugar metabolism:

  • Cinnamon
  • Gymnema

When: morning is best

For nervous system support/ times of stress:

  • Oatstraw
  • Chamomile

When: morning or night

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For improving sleep:

  • Passionflower
  • Chamomile
  • Hops

When: best taken before bed

 

For improving digestion:

  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Lemon juice in warm water, first thing in the morning

When: Preferably before meals

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Antioxidant protection:

  • Green tea
  • Thyme

When: morning is best

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Quantities to take: generally 1-2 tsp of dried herb is sufficient to steep for 5 mins in some water. Sit back and enjoy!

 

** Please note that some herbs are not recommended with certain prescribed medications or during pregnancy. Always get the professional advice from a naturopath or herbalist if you have any uncertainties or need to clarify what is best for you.

 

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