Herbal teas for the appetite and against nervous hunger

The relationship with food is not always lived in a serene way, both for those who tend to refuse it and for those who tend to abuse it. Here are two herbal teas that help rebalance the sense of hunger and one’s relationship with food.

As many dieticians claim, there are many factors that lead to the refusal of food or to abuse it . Imbalances of this type can be caused by particular sensations, emotions, situations of daily life.

States of anxiety , sadness, a sense of emptiness, anger, fear or boredom should not be underestimated . Here are a couple of adjuvant herbal teas to deal with it, one way or the other.

Anise herbal tea

  • Characteristics: From the particular shape similar to a star from which its name derives, originally from eastern Asia, it is cultivated in China, the Philippines and Japan. Star anise is used in folk medicine for internal use for its digestive, carminative, balsamic and galactological properties, among others.
  • Recipe: Put a teaspoon of star anise in a cup of hot water and let it sit for 15 minutes, covered.
  • Use: drink the herbal tea half an hour before meals for appetite, after meals to aid digestion.
  • Properties : anti-swelling, stimulates the appetite and promotes the digestion of foods rich in fat; it has aperitif and digestive properties.

Composite herbal tea with linden

  • Characteristics : linden, lemon balm, chamomile, but also other plants such as angelica and passion flower, rhodiola, chaste tree and orange blossom, are all herbs that help calm states of anxiety, as they are excellent mild and natural sedatives; they are also useful against insomnia, tachycardia, nervousness, headaches and states of anxiety, which can cause hunger attacks.
  • Recipe: pour a cup of boiling water over a mixture of 10 g obtained by mixing linden flowers, lemon balm and chamomile in equal parts. Leave the infusion to rest for 10 minutes before filtering it.
  • Usage: take 2 cups a day, better mid-morning or mid-afternoon or when hunger attacks are felt.
  • Properties: calming, sedative, against insomnia.

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