Does spring bring with it tiredness and a desire to sleep? Here’s how to gently support the awakening of the body, thanks to simple energizing herbal teas designed specifically to recharge your strength.
Tired, exhausted and sleepy, devoid of energy: sometimes life reduces like this. When stress and tight rhythms between home and work aren’t enough, nature takes over, with the change of season: yes, because even spring brings tiredness, asthenia, drowsiness and lack of energy, often due to a real physiological change linked to an increase in hours of light during the day.
The important thing is not to let yourself get discouraged, because surely, after a few weeks, this sensation will vanish, giving way to many new and beautiful energies.
To indulge these rhythms, after following an initial detoxifying and purifying program, you can recharge your batteries, and you can do so thanks to herbs and herbal teas, as well as with the right movement and energizing foods .
Let’s see 3 recipes for preparing energizing herbal teas.
Mint herbal tea
Characteristics : the green mint leaf immediately has a positive effect on the central nervous system , acting as a tonic. It’s also good for bronchi, lungs and throat irritated and tested by low temperatures. It is also an excellent natural digestive.
Ingredients and preparation : mint leaves can be used both fresh and dry, about 300 grams per liter of water. When the water comes to a boil, pour the mint leaves and, if desired, some other herbs into the teapot, and then wait a few minutes (about five) for infusion. Once this time has elapsed, it is sufficient to filter the preparation with a strainer and pour the infusion into the cup. Honey and lemon can be used to sweeten the drink.
Use : It can be taken at any time of the day, even if it is sometimes not recommended in the evening hours, as it could disturb sleep in certain sensitive individuals.
Properties : expectorant, tonic, digestive.
Composite herbal tea with ginkgo biloba
Characteristics : it is an excellent herbal tea for recharging all the energy that the organs and mind need. Ginkgo biloba promotes circulation and puts both physical and mental positive energies back into circulation.
Among the other plants useful for this purpose are eleuthero coccus and mate, important tonics in states of sadness and depression, to regain energy and vigor.
Sage is also particularly active on the nervous system: it is a tonic and sedative plant that helps eliminate depression, tiredness, insomnia, anxiety.
A decoction of sage leaves added to bath water produces a relaxing and euphoric effect at the same time.
Ingredients and preparation :
> 40g of ginkgo biloba leaves ,
> 30g of rosemary,
> 30g of eleuthero coccus root
One spoon for each cup, leave to infuse for 10 minutes, filter.
Usage : drink twice a day, after main meals.
Properties : energizing, recharging, tonic, antidepressant, euphoric.
Sweet orange herbal tea
Characteristics : The orange generally shows a selective thermogenic activity, which awakens and rebalances the metabolism. In particular, due to its energizing power, it is perfect for those who want to lose weight, maintain energy and improve physical performance.
Ingredients and preparation:
> 5 tablespoons of star anise ,
> 2 tablespoons of juniper berries ,
> 2 tablespoons of sweet orange peel,
> a tablespoon of licorice root .
Put a teaspoon of the mixture in 200 ml of cold water and bring to the boil. Turn off and leave to infuse for one minute. Filter, drink.
Use : it is excellent in the morning for breakfast and as a snack, or when you crave sugary foods. It can also be taken for long periods.
Properties : energizing, stimulating the metabolism, detoxifying, diuretic and calming
Other energizing herbs
Here are some of the energizing herbs among those already mentioned, which can be taken in case of tiredness and exhaustion:
- St. John’s Wort or St. John’s Wort , a panacea to energize and counteract melancholy;
- the escholzia regulates the activity of the epiphysis and the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that gives peaceful sleep and regenerates good mood;
- hawthorn is a good balancer of the organism, also present in the treatment of moods, as it defends against apathy and general tiredness, as well as hyperactivity;
- ginseng can be useful if you are feeling particularly low on energy .
Then there are the energizing herbal teas suitable in the morning , to rebalance and reactivate the body.