8 Ways Tea Can Help You From Head to Toe

A cup of tea goes a long way

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Tea can help your health in many ways.

Over centuries, people have relied on one particular product to improve many areas of their health: tea. Tea has long been used to aid digestion and act as a natural detoxifier; more recently, some have seen it as an agent to decrease the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

8 Ways Tea Can Help You From Head to Toe (Slideshow)

Finding the right tea can be difficult — there are so many brands, flavors, and brew shops in cities all over the world. But if you do your research ahead of time, you may be surprised to find that each kind of tea may benefit your body in a specific way. Luckily, there are varieties out there that will suit tea enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether you drink your tea for leisure-time enjoyment or for its health benefits, after just a few sips, you can relax with the knowledge that you’re helping your body.

Looking to add some flair to your tea toolbox? Here are eight teas that will benefit your body in countless ways.

Additional reporting by Lindsey Gaterman

Basil Tea

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Basil tea has always been a popular remedy in Ayurvedic medicine. Basil helps to alieve upset stomach, abdominal gas, and stomach pain. Fresh basil is also a great ingredient for anything you wish — it provides the same benefits in everything from salads to cocktails.

Bilberry Tea

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If you’re looking to lose a little weight, bilberry tea helps with the balance of sugar levels in your body. This may reduce cravings for sugary sweets and treats. Also, it can supress your appetite, resulting in portion size control. Not a big fan of berry-flavored teas? There are other teas that help with weight loss as well.