Anxiety is on the rise among North Americans, Statistics Canada released statistics in 2013 estimating that 25% of Canadians will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime. Many people can relate to the uncontrollable anxiousness caused by anxiety but have not or do not want to take medication for it, myself included. Although tea may not be your first thought to alternative medicine it definitely should be!
Ancient Indians practiced Ayurveda medicine in the support of balancing the mind, body, and soul, the physical constitution is described in terms of doshas, which can be roughly translated as force or fault. Force implies energy and fault implies an imbalance that leads to dis-ease. The mental constitution is defined in terms of gunas. Practitioners treat patients to restore balance rather than treat symptoms or medical conditions. Ayurveda can be seen in the use of herbal treatments, oil treatments, breathing techniques, and yoga, all of which show benefit to anxiety.
Herbal treatments can include specialty blends that can be drunk as a tea to treat a multitude of human ailments. The Amazing Tea Company carries three teas that are a specialty blend to fit under the category of Ayurveda. These teas do not stop at their benefits for anxiety, they are plentiful in their abilities for overall wellness for the mind, body, and soul.
Ladies Bliss, My king Shiva, and Calm Down are all blends that have been created to withhold the healing powers of Ayurveda. Calm down is an essential blend for the relaxation of the mind and body. Ladies bliss is a blend created for women and their needs including but not limited to premenstrual symptoms, hormonal balancing, menopause symptoms, and circulation. My King Shiva tea is a blend created for men to balance hormones, promote strength, increase stamina, and cleanse the blood.
The combination of herbs and spices that Ayurveda is known for not only have the benefit of aiding in physical and mental health, but they also are bountiful in their taste with delicious and strong flavors. All three teas are caffeine free and therefore can be consumed for all their health benefits by all including pregnant women, the elderly, and children. So enjoy an Ayurveda tea with your family while getting back to feeling like yourself, after all, happiness is a family affair.