By definition, winter is cold and comes with constantly changing temperatures. Various health problems, such as cold, flu, sore throats and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather, with peoples’ immune system gradually declining. A cup of warm tea will help your body deal with cold weather ailments and protect against changes in the weather. However, not all the teas are suitable for winter. In some cases, choosing the wrong tea could even lead to the exacerbating the underlying problem.
Wintea is made from a collection warming herbs that may have a beneficial circulatory effect and have traditionally been used by people living in very cold climates. It may help safely and effectively driving the chill out of the body, and helps maintain a healthy and strong body balance in the cold of winter. The tea has been shown to assist inhibiting winter maladies such as cold and flu, sore throat, cold sores, chapped hands, and dry skin etc., that come with unexpected rain, snow and drops in temperature, that leave you feeling energetic, confident and healthier throughout the winter.
Colds and the flu are most common in winter, especially while the body’s immune system gradually is worn down by the cold and changes in the weather. As we head into cold season, many of us are chronically coughing, sneezing and sniffling as we drag ourselves to work.
Wintea is made from a medley of warming herbs that may help stimulate the circulatory system. It is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that may help support and tonify digestion and enhance immune systems. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the winter ingredients are said to improve circulation and dispel internal cold as it increases the Yang energy in the body. If you are feeling cold or chilled, a cup of Wintea in the morning can spread warmth throughout your body as an internal heating mechanism that lasts throughout the day. (Note: Wintea is helpful for wind-cold type of common cold in winter. For wind-heat type of common cold in summer, "Midsummer Tea" is more suitable. )
Sore throats are common in winter and are almost always caused by viral infections. There’s some evidence that changes in temperature, such as going from a warm, centrally heated room to the icy outdoors, can also negatively affect the throat.
The cold air of winter is a major trigger of asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Components of Wintea have properties that may help enhance the effects of bronchodilators, assist in relaxing the airway smooth muscle (ASM) tissues and help asthma patients breathe more easily, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University.
Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common condition that makes fingers and toes change colour and become very painful in cold weather. Fingers can go white, then blue, then red and throb and tingle. It’s a sign of poor circulation in the small blood vessels of the hands and feet.
Wintea has also been shown to help improve circulation, thereby making it ideal for battling Raynaud's disease. Chinese herbalists often recommend this "hot" drink to help deal with the sensation of cold in extremities. Wintea may help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and both effects help normalize blood flow all over the body, including the fingers.
Heart attacks are more common in winter. In a recent study, it was noted that in winter average blood pressure is higher. This suggests a 25-35% higher risk for heart attacks and heart failure in winter. This may be because cold snaps increase blood pressure and put more strain on the heart. Your heart also has to work harder to maintain body heat when it's cold.
Wintea has been shown to help managing high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and both effects help normalize blood flow all over the body.
Dry and itchy skin is a common condition and is often worse during the winter when environmental humidity is too low. Whether you spend time outdoors and get wind-chapped skin, or spend your time inside with the dry heat of the furnace, your skin takes a beating. Moisturising is essential during winter. Contrary to popular belief, moisturising lotions and creams aren’t absorbed by the skin. Instead, they act as a sealant to stop the skin’s natural moisture from evaporating away. Frequent showers can also make the situation worse. In fact, it is very important to stay well-hydrated during the winter. The dry heat in our homes and offices draws moisture from our skin. Fight the winter to stay hydrated throughout the day. Great skin starts from the inside out, and that delicious Wintea may be one of the building blocks.
Menstrual pain is annoying. Menstrual bleeding tends to be heavier and longer in addition to the accompanying cramps that become worse during winter. Periods tend to be heavier, more painful, and longer in the colder months. Wintea is also ideal for menstrual pains as well as other menstrual or cycle related problems. As simple as a cup of Wintea could get you a good relief and give you a way to get off the couch and back into your life.
The ingredients used in Wintea have also been traditionally used for tocolysis and morning sickness brought on by pregnancy.
Cold sores are a sign that we’re run down or under stress. In addition, many people with arthritis say their joints become more painful in winter, though it’s not clear why this is so. Many people get a little depressed during the winter months and this can make them perceive pain more acutely.
Daily exercise can boost a person's mental and physical state. In the evening, having a hot bath or relaxing with one of your favourite TV series and a cup of warm Wintea may help make your day less stressful.
*Wintea is 100% herbal based. It is not a prescription medicine. (disclaimer)
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