Valentines Day is approaching and I love to spend that time with my loved ones. I don’t embrace the over priced flowers and super busy restaurants, I’m more of a stay in with my fiance, drink hot drinks and watch a The Big Bang Theory on repeat kinda person. My choice of hot drink this Valentine’s Day comes in a box that matches my pyjamas quite nicely. Pukka’s love tea is a blend of organic rose, chamomile and lavender, the perfect ingredients to leave you feeling warm and loved up.
Rose – Roses are associated with love, especially this time of year, but usually in the form of a bouquet from a loved one. However, roses come with medicinal properties, such as being anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, as well as being soothing and calming. Drinking rose as a tea is fantastic for soothing a sore throat, as well as treating the ailment causing the sore throat in the first place.
In Ayurvedic medicine, rose petals are traditionally used to help calm and relax through their smell, so whether you use the natural oils found in roses to add to a bath or an oil burner, or you just want to settle down in the evening with a rose tea, you are sure to feel calm and relaxed.
Chamomile – The health benefits of chamomile have been used for many years, going back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and to the times of the Roman Empire. Throughout these periods of history, chamomile tea has been used to treat insomnia, as it can have a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system, helping to promote sleep.
Research has also suggested that chamomile tea raises glycine levels in the body. Glycine is an amino acid that can calm muscle spasms, making it ideal for those suffering with muscle pains and menstrual cramps. Since muscle cramps can appear worse at night, a cup of chamomile tea in the evenings would be a perfect addition to anyone’s routine.
Lavender – The most well known use for lavender is most likely as a stress reliever. Whether you use the essential oils to scent your pillow at night, or you brew a lavender tea to settle down with in the evenings, you are sure to notice to notice to positive effects that can soothe anxiety and stress.
Similarly to chamomile, lavender has been used for thousands of years to treat insomnia due to its possible effects on the nervous system. It is not unusual to see lavender essential oils used in some meditation techniques to help clear the mind of negative and unpleasant thoughts.
3 great herbs all combined to help with sleep, anxiety, low mood and muscle pains. If there was ever going to be herbal tea blend that left you feeling warm, cosy and loved up, it’s this one. It has a mild taste of chamomile, with a lovely sweet after taste of rose and lavender. Happy Valentines Day.